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Patterson Fruit Farm temporarily closes apple picking due to shortage

The Geauga County location plans to restart picking in two weeks with different types of apples.

CHESTERLAND, Ohio — EDITOR'S NOTE: The video in the player above originally aired back in 2018

Geauga County's Patterson Fruit Farm has always been a popular spot for Northeast Ohioans during the summer and fall, especially with their opportunities for customers to pick their own fresh apples.

That popularity appears to have reached a high-point this year, although if you have yet to make it out to Chesterland, you may be out of luck for a little while.

Patterson confirmed Saturday it is have been completely "picked out" of HoneyCrisp and GingerGold apples for the season, attributing the shortage to "high demand and nice weather." Because of that, the "Pick your Own" orchard at the farm will be temporarily closed.

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"We do have lots of pre picked apples in our Market on Caves," the farm wrote on Facebook. "Playground is open and we have a nice selection of mums, pumpkins and gourds. Come see us. Stock up for all your Labor Day festivities."

While there are still plenty of ways to have fun at Patterson, those still wanting to pick their own apples won't need to fret for very long: The orchard will reopen Sept. 18, with Gala and McIntosh apples available.

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