Raspberries & Blackberries

Wish Farms promotes local businesses, donates gift cards

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, recently completed a successful giveback campaign on Instagram by promoting local businesses while simultaneously supporting children in need. According to a news... more »

Strategies for U-pick, on-farm produce sales topic of Minnesota webinar

The University of Minnesota Extension is offering a webinar on May 20 titled "Practical Strategies for U-Picks and On-Farm Produce Sales for COVID-19." This webinar will discuss science-based management strategies to reduce risks associated with... more »

Pairwise, Plant Sciences to bring new varieties of berries to US

Durham, North Carolina-based Pairwise, a food tech company, and Plant Sciences Inc., a breeder and agricultural research company, announced April 15 a collaboration to offer new types of berries for people looking for variety in their produce choices.  According to a news release, teams will... more »

Pandemic charity effort of $4M announced by Driscoll’s

More than $4 million in charitable funds globally for health clinics, food banks, fresh berry donations and other community resources were rolled out by Driscoll's in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are being distributed... more »

Berry People expands to support steady growth 

Berry People, a year-round, full-line shipper of branded organic and conventional strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and avocados has created new positions within its organization, added team members, and moved operations to a larger central California... more »

Jim Jedele new president of North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association

Jim Jedele, who operates Berry Hill Farm in Dexter, Michigan, was elected president of the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association on March 6 at the association’s annual conference, held March 3-6, 2020 in St.... more »

Wish Farms supplies local food banks amid coronavirus crisis

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, is aiding local food banks during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The... more »

MSU Small Fruit events suspended due to coronavirus

According to an email from Carlos Garcia-Salazar, small fruit educator, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute, the MSU Extension Small Fruit program suspends all face-to-face educational programs for blueberry, raspberry and strawberry until... more »

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