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Small apple crop putting squeeze on cider lovers

Fall favorite up by $1 or more per gallon at some orchards

Cider jugs are lined up at Knight Orchards in Burnt Hills on Monday.
Cider jugs are lined up at Knight Orchards in Burnt Hills on Monday.
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Fresh apple cider, that tangy autumn treat, costs more this year. The price has jumped — by a dollar or more a gallon — in response to an unusually small apple crop. The record warm temperatures in March followed by some hard freezes in April took their toll on most apple orchards in the Capital Region. “We have half a crop [of apples] and it affected juice prices,” said Molly Golden, marketing director for the ...

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