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Business

Weather took toll on local apple harvest

Impact felt in short supply, higher prices

HARVARD — Phil Rymsha isn’t accustomed to getting tipped for selling a jug of cider. But tending to a meager crop of apple trees on the edge of Johnny Appleseed country, Rymsha will take what he can get.

“Customers are showing kindness,” he said. “They want me to stay in business.”

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