Northeast

School in New Jersey honored for fruit and vegetable program

New Jersey Department of Agriculture and USDA representatives today presented Juan Pablo Duarte – Jose Julian Marti School No. 28 with the Fourth Annual Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program VIP Award. The award program highlights... more »

Increase of $17.8M in sales seen in Taste NY program

Taste NY sales increased to a record $17.8 million in 2018, according to information provided by the office of New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. Total gross sales of New York products from Taste NY... more »

It’s time to pursue spring cover crops for vegetable rotations

One principle of managing soil for improved health is to always have a crop growing on the soil. This will maintain or add organic matter, provide benefits from the action of growing roots, and recycle... more »

Prepare for on-farm food safety success by making a plan

Early spring can provide a great opportunity to begin preparations for the growing season ahead. With seed ordering, equipment repair, production planning and everything else farms have to do to prepare for the upcoming growing season,... more »

Vermont produce growers awarded $60K for food safety ugrades

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) awards $60,000 to 13 Vermont produce growers making on-farm improvements that prevent or reduce produce safety risks. VAAFM’s Produce Program issued a third round of Vermont... more »

Gotham Greens building Rhode Island greenhouse

Officials joined Gotham Greens CEO Viraj Puri on the banks of Providence's Woonasquatucket River March 28 to view the construction of the company's 110,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art greenhouse farm that will create about 60 jobs. The facility... more »

Cornell releases new Galaxy Suite grape tomato varieties

New York farmers now have a new way to satisfy consumers’ hunger for something different. Phillip Griffiths, associate professor of plant breeding and genetics at Cornell AgriTech, has released a collection of organic grape tomato... more »

lef Farms introduces new crisp baby greens

On the heels of launching its Fusion blend just a few short months ago, Loudon, New Hampshire-based lef Farms (pronounced "leaf") is excited to introduce another unique leafy green to the market, called Crisp. Touted... more »


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