USA Today catches up with Torch Lake Views

Posted on September 9, 2009


Unless you stumbled in here for the first time today, you know King’s is a great place to pick apples. (And cherries and raspberries and peaches and nectarines but I digress.) Last Thursday a story in the travel section of USA Today confirmed this wisdom, and even mentioned drumlins.

This is all excellent news. We can expect hordes of casual apple pickers to descend on us in the next couple of months, and we are ready for them. Wait until they find out how many apple orchards there are in Antrim County alone. The main thing to remember is that USA Today readers are not looking for a local foods experience. No, they are looking for an agricultural amusement park experience. I believe our corn mazes and wagon rides and fresh pies have been too modest. We should think big. How about dumping a gazillion apples in Torch Lake and having the World’s Largest Bobbing Competition?

Maybe not. I’m not so good at the vision thing.  How about fireworks in the shape of apples?  OK, I’m going to take a nap.  You can read the latest orchard report from King’s.  Let me know if you come up with a good idea for the Agricultural Theme Park.  And remember.  The Macs are Mine.