With the beginning of fall comes innate craving for pumpkin spice, sweaters, apples and apple cider. For Scott Downing, 52, of Downing Fruit Farm, this is optimal selling season. His family has been in the apple business for 178 years, and he is a seventh-generation owner. Darke County, where the farm resides, had a demand for fresh produce, and the farmland was inexpensive almost two centuries ago when his ancestors started the business. It has remained in the family ever since. “We raise about 75 different varieties of apples and we make about 20,000 gallons of cider a year,”...Read More
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