apples http://kuow.org en Consumers Could See Higher Apple Prices This Year http://kuow.org/post/consumers-could-see-higher-apple-prices-year CHELAN, Wash. – Moms and dads hoping to pack an apple in their children’s lunches might have to budget a bit more this year. That’s because even though the Northwest has seen a bumper crop in apples, elsewhere there’s a shortage.<p>The Northwest may have had a great season, but the Midwest and East’s apple crop got pummeled this year. That means there is more demand and increased prices for our region’s fruit, both for fresh eating and for juice and sauce.<p>In addition, local farmers had high costs this year. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 21:57:00 +0000 Anna King 2134 at http://kuow.org Consumers Could See Higher Apple Prices This Year