Northeast

Some tips on continuing produce sales with COVID-19

Demand for fresh local produce and other farm products is on the increase. Currently, for growers that sell directly to the public, COVID-19 presents some challenges to meet that demand. Farmers' markets in Delaware are... more »

Shark Tank appearance pays off for Vermont farmer Katey Evans

Delaware farmer Katey Evans landed a sweet deal on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” Evans pitched a full line of super premium ice cream, dairy-free, gluten-free, and fat-free... more »

Coronavirus best management practices for horticultural crop producers

As a horticultural crop producer, you are approaching your busiest time of year and the COVID-19 outbreak may impact your ability to source inputs, engage workers and/or operate your business in a normal fashion. While... more »

Interim guidelines released for operation of farmers’ markets in New York state

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets on March 31 released the following Interim Guidelines for the Operation of Farmers' Markets. This guidance is provided for farmers’ market operators and vendors in response... more »

Virginia MarketMaker helps producers face market losses due to COVID-19

With school closures and other food and beverage businesses being ordered to stop normal operations amid the COVID-19 outbreak, farmers and other agricultural producers along the supply chain are now faced with a lack of... more »

Minimizing risks at farmers’ markets, on-farm markets, U-pick, produce auctions

Each day brings new information and concern about COVID-19 and its impact on our lives. If the threat of this rapidly spreading viral disease lingers, social distancing and limitations on public gatherings could adversely impact... more »

Penn State Extension outlines operational approach during virus pandemic

For over 150 years, Penn State Extension has fulfilled its mission of delivering science-based education to Pennsylvania communities. We will not waiver on that promise during this challenging time. Our services continue. We are, however,... more »

Farms are ‘essential’ in New York, and so are farm employees

With the growing Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic engulfing the U.S., states are taking action to increase social distancing and slow the spread of the disease. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued executive orders that force most employers to reduce... more »


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