A popular farm in the Merrimack Valley is urging customers to come visit them, saying the recent gas explosions and fires in the area have had a devastating affect on their business.

This time of year is crucial to many farms in the New England area. One of these businesses, Smolak Farms is urging people to come apple picking and try other fall themed events because their business depends on it.

Smolak Farms in North Andover tell WCVB in Boston that customers have stayed away because of the electricity and power problems plaguing the areas of North Andover, Andover and Lawrence.

Smolak Farms, as with many other farms that officer apple picking and other fall events say they depend on the this time of year to sustain their business. Smolak Farms never lost power and remains open. You can check out their Facebook and Twitter pages to get more information and keep up-to-date with all their goings on.