ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) - The unusual spring and hot summer has destroyed most of Michigan's apples and juice grapes, but one crop is fairing well.
The pumpkins are starting to ripen at the Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm. Workers at the Alpine Township farm say they've had to bring in irrigation devices several times this year to help get through the July drought, but the work is paying off.
"The pumkin crop is looking good this year," said Suanne Shoemaker from Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm. "When there was the extreme heat going on with the 95 degree weather, we worried about them shutting down and just not growing with the heat."
Shoemaker says they watered the pumpkins during the hottest times of day to help cool down the crop.
The pumpkin you pick season at Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm starts around October 1, but the farm's corn maze is already open.