Fruits

Michigan Ridge growers visit southwest neighbors

The Michigan Pomesters took their annual RidgeFest tour on the road Aug. 1, traveling from Sparta to southwest Michigan to learn about differences in climate, equipment and organic apple growing. Farms visited were Molter Produce... more »

Georgia’s peach crop in good shape after two down years

Georgia peach farmers are feeling “peachy” about the outlook for this season’s crop, which is expected to more than double last year’s volume, according to Jeff Cook, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural... more »

New Jersey ag secretary makes Jersey Fresh peach visit

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher on Aug. 1 highlighted National Peach Month with a visit to Circle M Farms in Mannington in Salem County. Fisher, along with state and local officials, toured... more »

Georgia farm leads in apple orchard contest

Folks across the country are voting online for their favorite apple orchards in a contest organized by USA Today's 10Best.com. Twenty orchards are involved in the online contest, featuring orchards in California, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan,... more »

$12M in produce-processing projects planned in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell recently announced some food processing projects that will be awarded funds under a competitive grant program. The $1.8 million in grants for the 20... more »

‘Cascade Premier’ raspberry bred for mechanical harvest by WSU

Bright, flavorful, and bred for easy automated harvest, Washington State University’s new red raspberry variety, “Cascade Premier,” is more than a decade in the making. First crossed in 2007 from two WSU experimental varieties, and... more »

Composting techniques to be demonstrated at Dairy Doo event

An educational event will be held Saturday, August 3 at Morgan Composting in Sears, Michigan. Two tracks will be offered – one for homeowners and one for those involved in small or large farms. This... more »

New Jersey Peach growers sponsor ‘Peach Party’ days

The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council is in its seventh year sponsoring “Peach Party” days focusing on Jersey peaches at farmers markets, farms, restaurants and supermarkets. Often combined with amateur pie-baking competitions, these days have... more »


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