Recently we've been getting a lot of questions about the large new structure being erected next to the winter sales room. If you've even driven past the farm you've surely seen the frame being put up. Right now it looks something like this:
To answer your questions, this is eventually going to become a new cold storage building with 4 rooms each of which will be large enough to hold ~12,000 bushels (~1,920,000 lbs). Due to new developments in agricultural technology, as well as our installation of miles of deer fencing, we've increased our yields to the point where our current storage space is insufficient. We've been renting cooler space from another farmer who has exited the market, but we're quickly outgrowing his building as well.
The building will be state-of-the-art allowing us to effectively store apples for up to 10 months while still maintaining the freshness and crispness that meet our high standards. The frame and roof will be completed soon and then in April it will be enclosed and sealed airtight.