FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)-- Fall is finally here and little Evelyn and Annaliese say it’s all good at Cook’s Orchard.
Evelyn says she enjoyed her time picking apples today.
Drought causing leaves to drop early
She says, “I saw some Granny Smith apples at the apple orchard, too.”
Al Ruch at Cook’s Orchard says COVID-19 hasn’t slowed them down.
Ruch says, “We haven’t lost any sales, business is booming.”
Owner of the J&L Pickin’ Patch, Josh McNeil says he is hoping that with everything going on his patch would put a smile on someone’s face.
The Pickin’ Patch is open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and is absolutely free.
Pumpkin prices range from $0.25 to $15.
McNeil says, “The kids love it. They’re squealing and saying look at this and look at that. Adults do the same thing because there are so many varieties to choose from. My wife would keep every one of these pumpkins if she could.”
McNeil says his wife inspired him to create a place for people that love the fall, just like her.
He says, “My wife really loves fall and pumpkins so this was pretty high on her list of things to do.”
The patch was passed on from his grandparents to him and he says he’s got big plans to keep his heirloom going for generations to come.
McNeil says, “We have big plans to expand on different things to hopefully allow people to enjoy different activities over the coming years.”