Vegetables

Organic growers tally wish lists for new farm bill

Organic growers say they’re more than a niche of the agriculture market, and the group appears to be getting Washington’s attention as they lobby for more input on the 2018 Farm Bill. Ironicall... more

Q&A with ‘The Lean Farm’ author Ben Hartman

How lean farming works at Clay Bottom Farm Ben Hartman wrote a book about lean farming, but first he had to work to implement those principles at his own farm.... more

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Women, Minorities Continue to Take Over on the Farm

The changing face of farming belongs to women and minorities. According to the USDA NASS Census of Agriculture, the number of women principal farm ope... more »

Taste, Tolerance Remain Popular Trends For Vegetable Industry

Eating quality, disease resistance and shelf life are the three key talking points in the vegetable seed industry right now, according to industry ins... more »

Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Rescuing Farmland

It wasn't Jane Gordon Fletcher's fault she got rich. Over the years since her birth in 1901, the value of the family farm near Malvern, Penn., just ke... more »

Globalization Hits Michigan’s Asparagus Industry

The challenge seemed reasonable and clear. Without unity in the asparagus industry, it won't survive long. said Ron Armstrong, sales president of Hone... 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 »

Sweet Corn Charlie: Season Extension Is Strategy For Success

If you can have sweet corn by the Fourth of July in northern Indiana, you'll grab customers and, if the corn's good enough, you'll keep them for the e... more »

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 »

Market Strives To Focus On Local Food

Being manager of a farmers' market isn't easy. Combine that with studying for a master's degree in business, helping out at the family farm on weekend... more »

More Increases Coming

We had to find a way to stop this thing. So we raised the minimum wage. It was something very un-Republican that we did, but we had to do it. With the... more »

Well-Rounded Market Draws Tourists

History has been vital to the success of the Round Barn Farm Market. First, there's location. The market is about 8 miles west of Gettysburg, Pa., sit... more »


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