Group Steps Up Its Marketing Efforts with Urban Bogs

Cranberry bogs sprang up out of nowhere in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles last month, and disappeared after a few days. It wasn’t a case of spontaneous generation or some freak cranberry harvest.... more »

Nation’s Fruit Farms Expected To Yield Large Crops

They’ve been doing it since 1955, and while the history’s fuzzy, members of the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association took a few minutes to observe that the event June 22 marked 50 years for the... more »

There’s Blueberry Production Potential in China

China is quickly reforming its economy to encourage entrepreneurial activity and exports. With the strong international demand for blueberries, it is no surprise that the Chinese are considering blueberries as a new crop. That’s according... more »

Illinois Orchard Draws from Chicago Suburbs

The “Jonamac” in Jonamac Orchard doesn’t just stand for the apple variety, even though the orchard grows plenty of them. It also stands for Johnson-McArtor, the last names of the two families that have owned... more »

Large East Coast Customer Base Makes It All Work

When Pam and Gary Mount bought Terhune Orchards in 1975, they weren’t just looking to run a farm. They wanted to create a community gathering place, and they seem to have succeeded. More than 500,000... more »

Washington’s Jim Koempel Named Apple Citizen of the Year

It’s a tradition in Washington state. Each year, the community of apple growers around Wenatchee selects the Apple Citizen of the Year. This year, it’s Jim Koempel of Cashmere, who grows 275 acres of fruit... more »

Guthion Use Set To End Sept. 30, 2012

The decision by EPA in mid-November to phase out all remaining uses of azinphos methyl (Guthion) by Sept. 30, 2012, will hit various sectors of the fruit industry differently. Three Michigan State University entomologists, speaking... more »

Michigan Farm Family Celebrates 125 Years

The Hoffman family describes their farm on Michigan’s Old Mission Peninsula as “a place to come home to.” And that’s a fitting description for the 125-year-old farm now operated by the fourth generation of family... more »

New Concept Cherry Harvester Has Its Debut

For years, cherry growers have worked with large trees. It was a major challenge to contain their vegetative vigor and get them into full fruit production in less than six or eight years. Now that... more »

Pennsylvania Farm Specializes in Adding Value

Soergel Orchards sells fruit salad in a special basket for $54.99 – and people are willing to pay for it. The secret is the basket: a carved-out watermelon. Each hollow melon can hold 12 to... more »

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