Stephen Ellison

Sunnyvale Land Deal Could Affect Century-Old Apricot Farm

An apricot orchard that has been a part of Sunnyvale for more than a century might not look the same next season because of a recent smaller land deal made by the city.

The orchard is owned by the city and has been tended by legendary farmer Charlie Olson since the 1970s.

Thursday was the last day of the apricot season for Olson, 84, and after a fight with the city and the neighboring historical museum, he’s afraid the orchard won’t look the same next season.

"It’s a pleasure," he said. "That’s all I’ve been doing all my life, farming. Only job I’ve ever really had."

Robert Handa has the full story in the video above.

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