LA CRESCENT, Minnesota (WXOW) Business is good at Leidel's Apple Stand in La Crescent according to its new owner.
You may remember the stand was set to close when operators Bernie and Rosanne Buehler retired last fall. They had run the stand since 1988.
Mitch Leidel was not ready to let the family history go. His great, great grandfather secured the land for the first Leidel's Apple Orchard in the 1860's. So he changed his plans, graduated early from the University of Minnesota and returned to La Crescent to make sure the stand would open again this summer.
He says he's enjoying the business and learning a lot. And, he says it's great to see people who have support the stand, in some cases, for 60 years.
Leidel says it was a difficult spring and challenging summer. The result - a smaller crop of apples. But he says he likes to tell customers while the quantity is low, the quality is high.
Leidel's Apple Stand is offering a number of varieties right now. The stand is open weekdays from 10 until 6 except Tuesday when it's closed. Leidel's is open weekends from 9 until 6.