Asparagus

Asparagus variety options grow beyond Millennium

At an Oceana Research Tour stop at the Michigan Asparagus Industry Research Farm in Hart, Michigan, John Bakker, executive director, Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board, said ongoing trials at the site ... more

Indoor vertical grower touts concept’s benefits

Emerging concepts that enable food producers to thrive in more sustainable ways continue to take shape.One of those approaches is known as vertical farming, and... more

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Community Gathers At Terhune Orchards

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, a... more »

Farmers’ Market Braces for Rush of Produce, Customers

It was May 27, a Friday, and things were fairly slow at the Fulton Street Farmers' Market. Many stalls were empty, and produce items were few and far ... more »

Peruvian Asparagus Will Stay Duty-Free

Peruvian asparagus will have duty-free access to the United States until June 30 – and possibly longer. In December, Congress voted to extend th... more »

Life’s Simple Pleasures Get Harder to Derive

Writing about fruit and vegetables is, for me, made doubly satisfying because I try to practice some of what I preach. I have a large garden and a sma... more »

Farm Market Successful With Second Store

A second location has expanded business options for Peaceful Valley Orchards, to the point where the original location is no longer as pivotal as it u... more »

California Sues Makers of Potato Chips, Fries Over Acrylamide

When Congress got rid of the controversial Delaney Clause by passing the Food Quality Protection Act in 1996, most Americans got rid of a problem. But... more »

No Relief Yet For U.S. Asparagus Producers

Asparagus producers who were hoping for relief got nothing – yet – in the new free trade agreement signed by the United States and Peru De... more »

Growers Face Farm Labor Shortage

Michigan takes steps to attract farm workers for apple, asparagus harvests. South Bend Tribune... more »

Farmers Seek to Sell Skinnier Asparagus

Washington asparagus growers used to scoff at the thin, scrawny asparagus that South American growers would pack and ship to U.S. groceries and restau... more »

Michigan industry looks at 59-cent asparagus price

By Dick Lehnert, Assistant Editor

Honee Bear Canning Co., Lawton, Mich., announced March 10 that it will sign contracts to buy Michigan a... more »


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