APPLE farmer Grant Langworthy is hoping the rains will stay away in spring, with all signs pointing to a ripper apple season this year.
Mr Langworthy is the director of Spreyton Fresh, which produces juice, cider and apple cider vinegar from its home-grown apples.
"We do everything in-house, so we've got full provenance from tree to bottle," he said.
"The apple season just finished, for us (it) was a good one," he said.
"In a way it's been too good, getting hold of juice fruit is hard, because there's too much quality fruit out there."
Mr Langworthy said last year's wet spring had caused some problems, but that if the weather holds up this year would be a big improvement.
"Life as a farmer, you worry about frost, you worry about rain, you never get it at the right time," he said.
"All our dams are full now and our trees are all healthy and doing OK so we're looking good so far for a good year."
Mr Langworthy was manning the Spreyton Fresh stall at the Experience Deloraine festival yesterday.
There are 33 stalls involved in the festival, ranging from arts and crafts, food, wine, cider and plants, all displaying locally made products.
It is on again today from 10am until 3pm at the Rotary Pavilion and Community Complex.