EDIT: Orchard has since been purchased
Every fall, I’m sure you have that one orchard that you stop by to get your apples. One of your favorites won’t be around this year as you know it.
There’s a reason our state fruit is the apple, there are orchards everywhere. Sadly, though, Goold’s Orchards in Castleton will be closing this year after 109 years in business, according to the Times Union.
James and Bertha Goold bought the, at the time, small farm in 1910 with no running water or electricity and started planting trees. Now, Sue Ellen Goold Miller, who is a granddaughter of the original founders, has decided to sell the farm to apple growers in Oneida County.
The property will remain an orchard, like her grandparents intended when the owners of Windy Hill Orchard and Farm Market finalize the purchase next month. The space will also offer U-Pick-Em apples in the fall as well as renovating the retail space and the Millers will be able to explore their recent business venture, the Brookview Station Winery.
This week, the farm will be holding an estate sale with some antique items.