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Apple picking looking better than last year's lousy season

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It's another beautiful fall weekend, and for a lot of us that means an opportunity for apple picking. Last year was a terrible fall for the northeast’s apple harvest, and some orchards didn’t open for public picking at all. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult spoke with Brian Kelliher, chairman of the Connecticut Apple Marketing Board and the owner of Easy Pickens Orchard in Enfield, about how things are looking this year.

You can find a Connecticut orchard to visit here.

Craig produces sound-rich features and breaking news coverage for WGBH News in Boston. His features have run nationally on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition, as well as on PRI's The World and Marketplace. Craig has won a number of national and regional awards for his reporting, including two national Edward R. Murrow awards in 2015, the national Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award feature reporting in 2011, first place awards in 2012 and 2009 from the national Public Radio News Directors Inc. and second place in 2007 from the national Society of Environmental Journalists. Craig is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Tufts University.