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Variety of methods keep track of farm visitors

On a busy weekend day, Tougas Family Farm can see upwards of 10,000 customers walking through its fields and orchards. Making sure everyone has paid admission, keeping customers in the right fields an... more

Skelly’s Farm Market adapts to retail agriculture

A traditional Midwestern farm that raised 350 acres of field crops and milked 50 cows a day has successfully converted to a small vegetable growing and farm mar... more

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United Fresh efforts spur 5,000 salad bars in schools

In just seven years, Salad Bars to Schools, a public private partnership founded by United Fresh Start Foundation, Whole Foods Market, Chef Ann Founda... more »

Berry tunnel use, consumer preferences surveyed

TunnelBerries researchers Kathy Kelley and Kathy Demchak, both Penn State University personnel, will administer two Internet surveys to learn about gr... more »

Ugly produce? No such thing at Michigan-based retailer

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Meijer has found a perfectly-imperfect fit for customers interested in reducing food waste and sacrificing aesthetics for... more »

Cornell conference focuses on starting in agritourism

Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University are offering a hands-on worksh... more »

Coalition formed to defend, improve NAFTA’s benefits

Several U.S. and Canadian fruit and vegetable companies—including Driscoll’s, Taylor Farms, Mission Produce and Wonderful Citrus introduced on A... more »

Wireless technology to help Michigan farmers’ markets

The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) and farmers' markets across Michigan that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (S... more »

Texas farmers’ market regulations lay down the law

While the popularity of farmers' markets has grown, there is still a lot of misunderstanding about what certain terms mean and what is allowed... more »

Variety of methods keep track of farm visitors

On a busy weekend day, Tougas Family Farm can see upwards of 10,000 customers walking through its fields and orchards. Making sure everyone has paid a... more »

Why farmers’ markets, food safety are here to stay

Fresh produce growers and consumers have been hearing mixed messages about farm markets shutting down because of regulations established through t... more »

Perdue proclaims National Farmers Market Week

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has proclaimed Aug. 6-13 to be National Farmers Market Week. This is the 18th year USDA has support... more »


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