Raspberries & Blackberries

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 »

Appointments set for Michigan cherry, tree fruit and beverage groups

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced the following appointments to the Michigan Cherry Committee, Michigan Tree Fruit Commission and the Michigan Craft Beverage Council. Michigan Cherry Committee Paul D. Hubbell, of Williamsburg, is the owner... more »


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