GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Don Armock is an owner of Riverridge Packing. They get apples from all over the state, package them, and supply places like grocery stores.
Armock says, "Almost 60 percent of the crop goes for making apple slices, apple juice, apple cider."
But this year the peak of harvest nearly non existent.
Armock says, "On normal crop years apples would be flowing down the belt to be packaged into cartons. But you see we're in the beginning of harvest, and the belt is not moving because we don't have any apples to put in the cartons."
He says only five percent of the crop survived in Michigan after a frost killed the buds. That's not just impacting what we eat, but people connected the the industry.