Jose Luis Villegas/ jvillegas@sacbee.com

Left to right, Ben Ransi, Keira Davenport, Emily Rodrick and Zoey Jen, students at Jackson Elementary School in El Dorado Hills, pick through apples with classmates at Able's Apple Acres in Apple Hill on Monday afternoon. Evelyn Abel, owner, says business has been very busy since the first of October. Temps are up 10 degrees above normal, providing a boost to both tourism and crops in the Apple Hill region.

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