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Helene's Hilltop Orchard nears the end of Thanksgiving pie seasonSubmitted: 11/14/2017
Natalie Cardona
Natalie Cardona
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Helene's Hilltop Orchard nears the end of Thanksgiving pie season
MERRILL - When people come to Helene's Hilltop Orchard in Merrill, they usually smell the pies before they even see them.

Helene's closed for the season back on Halloween, but owner Olivia Telschow and her workers are still coming in early to bake fresh pies for Thanksgiving.


It takes about 5 pounds of whole apples to make 3 pounds of slices for each pie. 

It's normal to peel 18 bushels of apples a day; keep in mind each bushel holds about 100 apples!

"A lot of our customers have ordered pies for 25 years! It's a staple to their Thanksgiving dinner. Their family has come to expect it. That's why they go to their houses for Thanksgiving sometimes," says Olivia. 

Helene's is taking pie orders until next Monday. 

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