50th Anniversary

Underserved market helps Chef’s Garden survive

When Bob Jones Sr. was a kid, Huron, Ohio, was known as a vegetable-growing community. There were probably 20 vegetable farms along a single road. Now, there’s only one: The Chef ’s Garden, his... more

Buurma Farms survives a century of change

Not counting two years in the U.S. Army, Curt Buurma has spent his entire life growing vegetables. And at age 76, he’s still on the farm every day – even th... more

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Farming memories: Barb Radewald worked in Michigan vegetable industry for decades

Barbara Radewald was a “city girl” who married a farmer, grew to love agriculture and the people who practiced it and ended up becoming... more »

Farm labor harder to find than it was 50 years ago

Five decades ago, there was a sea change in the world of agricultural labor – and ag employers are still feeling the ripples today. It started in... more »

Vegetable Growers News turns 50

Vegetable Growers News is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016, and after looking through five decades of old issues, I am amazed at how much the ... more »

National farm women’s organization has seeds in Michigan

After growing up on the family farm in Coloma, Michigan, Kim Schmuhl went away to college to become a teacher. She returned with a teaching certifi... more »

50 years later: Number of farms has dwindled, yields have increased

According to the U.S. Census of Agriculture, there were 131,653 U.S. farms growing vegetables (excluding “Irish” potatoes and sweet potatoes) on a... more »

50 Years of Vegetable Farming — VGNtv

Greg Boese, 68, talks about the changes he's seen in vegetable farming in the last few decades. He owns Cass River Farms in Saginaw, Michigan.... watch »

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