Jamie Williams, president of Turkey Knob Apples Inc., Timberville, Va., said his company also is experiencing increased demand from institutional business.
“We get a lot of customers wanting to know where they can get locally grown produce,” he said.
“We have several universities requesting locally grown produce. Students have gotten involved, and they want locally grown fruit instead of something that is trucked across the country. Government agencies are requesting it. They say, we grow apples in Virginia, and we want Virginia apples here.”