We had been waiting and we were not disappointed. Our local orchard is fully open for business. Found on West Coast Rd on the way out to the beaches, the Dragicevich family planted these fruit trees 42 years ago when they came over from the Balkans. Their tractor dates back 42 years too...we are quite enamoured of tractor and of them. Today was the first harvest of the first apples of the season, Oratia Beauty's. We came away with Black Doris and Sultan plums, apples and early pears. Oh and their apple juice...there is none other like it.