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Apples & New York State

Apple production in New York State has a long history. In the late 1700's, land companies required settlers to plant apple orchards as a land claim, later leading to an 1896 record New York State apple crop of 54 million bushels. Even today New York State yields 29 million bushels annually, the second largest apple producer in the United States. With over 51,000 acres of Apple trees across New York State, you are very likely to be near them. In 2000, Cornell University released studies on the anti-cancer benefits of apples. This and other studies do seem to agree with the "Apple a day, keeps the doctor away". Make sure to pick up some apples for your next road trip or your next creative recipe! ...more>>

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