- Published: Tuesday, 04 March 2014 09:36
- Written by Letter to the Editor
It is interesting how the apple branding issue is warming up the presses and some peoples’ minds.
I’ve always thought of Meaford as apple country through the seventies and eighties when I came here to visit. I remember hearing the gospel or blues like singing of the apple pickers in the orchards back then and that kind of made it romantic like how we think of tobacco, grape, sugar cane or cotton fields of the past. Not always romantic as there is a lot of work going on there.
I see the family apple businesses before I come into the town and it seems they have evolved over the years and lost the apple identity with the town. I hope the apples and some of the apple products are from Meaford orchards (correct me if I’m wrong). In the grocery stores or restaurants, are local apples to be seen?