An Apple a Day Will Cost You an Arm and a Leg
All over New York and across much of the country, people are paying more to buy apple cider, according to publish reports. This year’s apple crop was decimated by an unusually warm early spring, followed by a hard frost and then a dry summer.
With the apple shortage, apple cider is harder to come by and more costly than last year. About 90 percent of the apple crop in the state of Michigan was hit, and about 50 percent of the apple crop was wiped out in New York State.
On the other hand, Pennsylvania’s apple crop, with the exception of the northern part of the state, came in relatively unscathed, according to executive director of the Pennsylvania Apple Marketing program Karin Rodriguez.
Still, it doesn't erase the fact that there remains a severe apple shortage on the east coast.