If there’s one thing that our region is known for, it’s apples, and this Delicious industry branches far outside our local Empire. Recently browsing the fruit section in a Halifax-area Costco, what did I Spy? Algoma apples – exactly 1,643 km from their orchard. This humble fruit is at the very core of our agricultural industry, and deserves more than just simple fanfare; it deserves an entire Gala. For today, however, this simple homage will need to do.