It’s prime apple picking time in Minnesota. Paul Huginin with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture says it’s an exciting season for Minnesota growers.

“Some of those new varieties, specifically First Kiss, Sweetango is being harvested that’s also a relatively new variety from the University of Minnesota, so I think that’s the big thing is that these varieties developed here in Minnesota are becoming more and more widely available.”

You can find a list of local apple orchards and farmers markets online at