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With accommodations, Oregon U-pick farms are opening for business

As berries begin to ripen, many of us anticipate the fresh sweetness of Oregon grown fruit and the opportunity to pick-our-own at local farms. Perhaps this year, even more than most, we are looking forward... more »

Farmers’ markets across Arkansas getting back to business

It’s farmers’ market season in Arkansas, although this year’s markets are anything but business as usual. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, market managers and vendors have had to rethink their operations to stay in business and... more »

Delivery tips for farms, markets during crisis

In our current crisis, contactless delivery is a safe method to reach customers with agricultural products from your farms and markets. In this article, we’ll review specific tips for how to implement contactless delivery while... more »

Farmers’ markets across nation face potential economic crisis from COVID-19

Across the country, farmers' markets operators – the organizations and individuals who plan, coordinate, and run America’s farmers' markets, are engaging in herculean efforts to protect their communities from COVID-19. But even as interest in local foods spikes nationwide, many ... more »

With Extension connections, alternative markets taking shape in Florida

Thanks to some creative thinking among Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and University of Florida UF/IFAS Extension agents and community partners throughout the state, alternatives to organic, green and farmers markets are creating business traction on behalf... more »

COVID-19 guidelines for agricultural operations offered by University of Georgia

Farmers and food processors take routine steps to reduce the likelihood of foodborne pathogens, like salmonella and E. coli, contacting the food and causing illness. The procedures that the food industry takes on a daily... more »

New Jersey farms seek marketing strategies to challenges of COVID-19

New Jersey farmers are among the most innovative and most productive farmers in the nation. Farming in the country’s most densely populated state in the U.S. comes with many challenges. It also comes with marketing... more »

Washington state farmers’ markets are reopening, but won’t look the same

The Proctor Farmers' Market in Tacoma, Washington, was supposed to open for the season almost a month ago. When it didn’t, Scott Gruber, president of the market’s board and a longtime vendor who has depended... more »


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