GREENVILLE, Mich. - Steve and Rosemary Klackle have owned and operated Klackle Orchards for more than 40 years. But in a Facebook post, the couple announced that they plan to retire in the spring of 2019.

The orchard will be put up for sale, and the Klackle family says its future is uncertain.

"When we started this adventure in 1978, there is no way we could have imagined all that it would become," the retirement announcement read. "We are grateful for the wonderful staff that we have had the privilege of working with for the past four decades."

Steve Klackle got involved in the family's orchard business in the late 1970s after leaving a job in civil engineering. He helped turn Klackle Orchards into a destination for families across West Michigan by adding the Klackle Orchards Family Fun Farm and The Cornucopia retail farm market.

The Cornucopia will remain open through Dec. 15.

"It has been an honor to be a part of so many family traditions throughout the years, and we will treasure the memories we have created with all of you," the Klackle family said.

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