Apple Festival Returns to Lafayette for 42nd Year

Oct 13, 2014
Lauren Winfrey/WAER News


  It’s no secret, in Central New York, the apple crop is king.

And the Lafayette area has long been recognized as one of the primary apple-producing regions in the state.

The Lafayette Apple Festival has grown to be a community favorite, and a celebration of agriculture, local businesses, and apples!

Barb Hamlin is the owner of Pied Piper Maple Farms, and one of the local vendors at the festival.

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The fall harvest season has finally arrived, along with the Harvest Moon, and Central New Yorkers can look forward to a bountiful produce selection as cooler weather sets in.  

Farmers gathered at the Syracuse Regional Farmers’ Market on Thursday to sell fruits and vegetables with the familiar tastes of fall.  Wayne Haas, of Farmer Haas in Onondaga, worked for the Syracuse Fire Department for 30 years and decided to farm his land when he retired: