CANANDAIGUA --- The Finger Lakes Visitors Connection team is saddened by the news of a devastating fire at The Apple Farm in Victor. The fire, which started early in the morning on Friday, November 4, destroyed The Apple Farm store, but the farm’s 30,000 fruit trees escaped damage, according to news reports.
“We are thankful that no human lives were lost and all the animals are safe,” said Finger Lakes Visitors Connection President Valerie Knoblauch. “The entire tourism community sends its sympathies to the Cunningham-Bahai family. We’re confident that with the support of the tourism industry and the Victor community that this is just a detour in the road and the joys of The Apple Farm will return as soon as possible.”
In business for more than 40 years, The Apple Farm is an important part of Ontario County agritourism. The 80-acre farm has a u-pick operation, petting zoo, disc golf course, hiking trails, seasonal corn maze and a retail store that sells fresh apples, apple cider, cider doughnuts and an array of baked goods.
Finger Lakes Visitors Connection will keep visitors updated on The Apple Farm’s status on the farm’s listing page.