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Niles Apple Fest finds new supplier because of drought

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The Four Flags Area Apple Festival is OPEN for business in Niles.  That's despite the drought and a disappointing harvest. 

We're told the festival had to seek out a different supplier this year, but they're making it work, and they still found a supplier in Southwest Michigan. 

"The Red Delicious are still beautiful, but the Galas are a little smaller, so we had to pick through them to find ones suitable for selling and for giving away in our apple give-aways," says Board of Directors member Pat Teeter.  "It was kind of a tough year for them."

The festival is absorbing the increased cost of the apples.  You shouldn't see much of a difference.  The fest will still include the regular fun activities that have drawn big crowds for 40 years. 

The festival started Thursday and runs through Sunday. 

 

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