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Detroit’s first U-pick apple orchard could become reality

Sunday, October 2, 2016 6:22
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Conceptual rendering of plans for Detroit’s first U-pick apple orchard on the city’s east side.
(Photo: Wolverine Human Services)

Core Orchards Detroit, created by nonprofit Wolverine Human Services, has raised more than $400,000 for the project.

By Elissa Robinson
Detroit Free Press
September 24, 2016


Michigan is home to hundreds of apple orchards, filled with acres of tart and tangy, crisp and crunchy, sweet and juicy apples.

But you won’t find a single orchard in the city of Detroit.

Now, two blocks of blighted property on the city’s east side are being eyed for the possibility of a U-pick apple orchard spanning 11 acres, according to an e-mail from Greg Hoffman, Director of Community Relations at Wolverine Human Services in Detroit.

A nonprofit, Wolverine is the driving force behind the plan and is located in the same neighborhood as the development site.

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