Farmers’ Market

Pick-your-own farm experiences attract customers

A weird year doesn’t have to be a bad year, one family farm operation and farm market business found out in 2020. Third-generation growers Al and Nancy Rose have been running the family farm, Red... more »

Get assistance with walker; plug in the new saw

Fruit crop later than normal. Here it is Oct. 10, and we are still selling Jonathans off the trees. Goldens are coming in as are Jonagolds. Early and mid Fujis came and went. Late Fujis... more »

Taking a look at Ferguson’s Orchards in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

When Andy Ferguson was still in high school, his parents (Tom and Deb Ferguson) purchased an old apple orchard in Western Wisconsin as a complete career shift. They spent 10 years steadily modernizing the operation... more »

Farmers’ markets adjust to pandemic in Michigan

Most of the Michigan's 240 farmers' markets survived during the pandemic that upended the way fresh produce, baked goods and other items are sold at the popular venues. According to a story by Judy Putnam... more »

Low food-safety risk at northern California farmers’ markets

A new study by UC Davis researchers finds a low risk of contamination of foodborne pathogens on produce and meat at northern California certified farmers' markets, but still finds cause for some concern. The study, published in... more »

NAFDMA’s 2021 Virtual Summit registration open

NAFDMA's 2021 Virtual Agritourism Summit offers three days of engaging programming including 14 educational sessions, five immersive farm tours, a virtual trade show and many opportunities to keep attendees connected with one another throughout the... more »

The pandemic changed the way consumers shop

After the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, there has been a significant impact on grocery shopping behavior across the country, according to shopper researcher Catalina. Consumers are making fewer... more »

Jerry Mills: How to stay vigilant amid challenges

Good news for a change: Last month I expected crop failure because of rots appearing as the fruit ripened. As the kids say, I was bummed out. As a last resort I sprayed Jonathans with... more »


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