Pumpkins/Squash

Crop mix keeps customers coming back for more

When the Erbs talk about the diversity of their crops, they're not exaggerating. They grow 74 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, 54 varieties of peaches and nectarines and more than 100 varieties of pump... more

Guatemalan valley visit unveils unique watering system

The Valley of Almolonga in Guatemala is staggeringly gorgeous. Especially to a vegetable grower: an irregular checkerboard of small fields, all verdantly green,... more

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Marketers share winning sales ideas

In 2007, Giff and Mae Burnap, who run Butternut Farm in Farmington, N.H., tried something new: They gave out free u-pick apple bags at a local element... more »

United Fresh 2014 New Product Award finalists announced

United Fresh announced a record 40 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association's 2014 New Product Awar... more »

New labels restrict use of select neonicotinoids in vegetables

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requiring labels of select neonicotinoid insecticides to include new restrictions to protect honey bees a... more »

Airborne attractions propel farm market

The pumpkins are flying at Lewis Farm Market in New Era, Mich. And if seeing those spheres heading skyward isn't thrilling enough, visitors can check ... more »

4 Corners Farm puts diversified slant on success

For more than three decades, Bob and Kim Gray have successfully navigated their way to a diversified growing operation in West Newbury, Vt.Their 225-a... more »

Baloian Farms pursues premium pepper producer designation

Becoming a leading producer of peppers continues to be a main focus of Fresno, Calif.-based Baloian Farms."We fully address the pepper category," said... more »

Growers, industry save specialty crops learning program

Minnesota growers, educators and private industry have joined forces to preserve a program that helps farmers receive in-depth technical and managemen... more »

CSA, farmers’ markets keep Ohio farm afloat

When Brian and Kelly Helser – owners of Paige's Produce in Stoutsville, Ohio – first looked into hosting their own Community Supported Agr... more »

Farm rallies to rebuild after tornado devastation

After pouring every ounce of energy into building a flourishing agritoursim business near Oklahoma's largest city, owner Glenn Orr and his family neve... more »

Guatemalan valley visit unveils unique watering system

The Valley of Almolonga in Guatemala is staggeringly gorgeous. Especially to a vegetable grower: an irregular checkerboard of small fields, all verdan... more »


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