Vegetables

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

Suncrest USA doing lettuce the hydroponic way

Suncrest USA is putting its best foot forward to become a leader in sustainable hydroponic growing technology.

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Sweet’s Gourmet Corn aims to be true to its name

Not every farmer can say his name's his claim to fame, but Gary Sweet can. Sweet's Gourmet Sweet Corn is for sale at more than 40 locations in the cit... 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 »

Pumpkin-Eating Dinosaur Draws Crowds

To attract fall customers, farm markets have come up with many creative uses for their pumpkins – such as stacking them, carving them or launchi... more »

Wholesale Apples Give Way to Variety, Agritainment

For 30 years, Peter Barton was a commercial apple grower with 200 acres of apples. "It was easier then," he said. "We were properly equipped, our mind... more »

Farm Labor Crisis Has Hidden Dimensions

When countries are ill-governed or divided into strident factions, their citizens often vote with their feet and leave. While the United States was fo... more »

Okray Farms Enters 101st Year

The governing philosophy at Okray Farms is slow, steady growth. And that's exactly what they've done over the last 100 years. What started as a small ... more »

Asparagus Documentary Film Wins National Attention

A Michigan country gal now living the life of a struggling artist in New York's East Village has struck a blow for her folks back home with a film dep... more »

Tempting Vegetables Lure in Customers

Atina Diffley remembers the Alar scare of 1989 – but for the opposite reason many apple growers remember it. For apple growers, it was a financ... more »

Funding Cutbacks Force North Carolina Extension To Be Creative

This is the third story in a series about the future of Extension. Mary Helen Ferguson just got a job as a county agent with North Carolina Cooperativ... more »

Asparagus Growers Prepare for Processing Plant Loss

What's the state of asparagus in the state of Washington? It's hard to pin down, but change is in the air. Washington's asparagus industry is in a sta... more »


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