Joe Black always wanted to have an orchard.
No he does!
Apple Hill Orchard is located at U.S. 41 and Ford Road just north of vincennes. It is perhaps one of the best locations Black could have found, though he didn’t know that when he was looking for a site several years ago.
“When I grew up we were kind of poor and at one point we went to live with my grandmother,” Black said. “One time she ordered some fruit trees from a mail order place. I helped plant them and take care of them, so I kind of got the bug then.”
When he found that the site he had his eye on was up for auction, he was prepared to mortgage his home, if need be. He had looked at several other sites, even sites that were once orchards. Things worked out with Apple Hill, however, and he didn’t have to mortgage his home.
[Read more about Apple Hill Orchard on page 36 of our online issue]