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California farmers’ markets receive state grants for healthy foods

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP) has selected seven projects to receive $750,000 in total grant awards to facilitate the purchase of California-grown fruit and vegetables at participating farmers’... more »

Catoctin Mountain Orchard perfects innovation, marketing

The story of Catoctin Mountain Orchard in Thurmont, Maryland, is marked by hard work and determination since its foundation. Robert (Bob) Black is 70 years old, and has seen all of the farm’s growth since... more »

PREVIEW: 2021 GLEXPO Farm Market Bus Tour

Join Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News for the GLEXPO Farm Market Bus Tour and visit some of West Michigan’s market-savvy farm markets. The tour will be moderated by Michigan State University Extension staff.... more »

Match employee roles to farm market needs

Farms that sell produce while using entertainment to attract people to the farm are complicated operations. For Eckert’s Orchard at Versailles, Kentucky, it’s essentially meant having three employee teams. The need for different types of... more »

Hyperlocal and the next-generation farm market customer

In just about every consumer poll I’ve seen, quality of fruits and vegetables is the most important thing to consumers. Not price. Quality beats price every time. Not that price isn’t important, but let’s not... more »

Tennessee sessions help direct farm marketers’ online presence

Direct farm marketers, including value-added agriculture entrepreneurs and agritourism operators, must learn to communicate with customers in new ways. Consumers’ use of smartphones, tablets and computers to interact with businesses has changed the game. To... more »

Year-round tasting room needs staff, space

An investment in year-round staff and expansion is paying off for Blake Farms in Armada, Michigan. Blake’s Orchard grows 45 different apple varieties on more than 500 acres and runs the Cider Mill and Tasting... more »

Small, beginning farmers find opportunities at Dixon Farm

A few hundred yards from the Kidwell Road off ramp from Highway 80 heading into Dixon from the east, Rich and Shelly Collins have built a small incubator for farmers who serve the local community.... more »

Michigan Farmers Market Association celebrates 10th anniversary

The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) is celebrating its tenth anniversary on April 20 to promote its mission to “Work with and for farmers market organizers, managers, farmers, vendors, and friends to create a thriving marketplace for local... more »

CIFT seminar to focus on handling, storing food

Educating food businesses on the countless number of food-borne illnesses and product recalls that could be avoided through proper handling, processing and storage of food will be the featured topic at a seminar hosted by... more »

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