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Photo essay: A bountiful Bayfield harvest

Sam Miller (right) and Dane Hauser, both of Bayfield, load bushels of freshly picked McIntosh apples onto a trailer at Hauser's Superior View Farm in Bayfield recently. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com1 / 4
After loading a trailer with bushels of apples from an orchard at Hauser's Superior View Farm, Jim Hauser motors back to unload and process the bounty. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com2 / 4
Jim Hauser, owner of Hauser's Superior View Farm in Bayfield, uses a tractor to pull a trailer through his apple orchard to gather picked bushels of apples. Helping him with the work are Dane Hauser (left) and Sam Miller. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com3 / 4
Sam Miller of Bayfield evens out McIntosh apples across the bushel baskets. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com4 / 4

On the way out the door on a trip to Bayfield, the editor asked if I could get something of an apple orchard that we might use in the daily newspaper. I remembered a few farm names, looked one up online and made a call to Jim Hauser's Superior View Farm. I asked if they were harvesting that day and got an affirmative. When the reporter and I arrived 90 minutes later, it was great to see everyone at work. I can't tell you how many times I've been places expecting activity only to hear: "Yeah, we finished up about an hour ago." So I set to work, had a great time meeting the harvesters and was finished in 20 minutes. Even got a free apple out of the deal. The 56th Annual Bayfield Apple Festival runs Oct. 6-8 in downtown Bayfield. More info:

"It's a peaceful view and pretty scenic out here," said Noble Falconer of Bayfield as he picks McIntosh apples in late September