VanDeWalle Fruit Farm was established in 1983 upon the purchase of a fruit farm in Alton, N.Y., consisting of 155 acres. A partnership was formed between manager Scott VanDeWalle, Marshall VanDeWalle and their parents, Kenneth and Donna VanDeWalle.
The farm has grown over the years with the purchase of additional land to its current 600 acres, approximately 470 of which are dedicated to apple trees. The main varieties grown are Gala, Honeycrisp, Macs, Cameo, Fuji, Red Delicious and SweeTango. An apple-packing house, Wayne County Fruit Sales, was added in 1991 allowing them to pack their own apples, plus those of neighboring growers.
The Wayne County Fruit Sales facility, under the management of Marshall, has also grown over the years. All in all, the apple industry has proven to be a gratifying occupation for the VanDeWalles.
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