Farmers’ Market

Is agritourism right for your farm market?

Recently a few colleagues and I just led a two-day bus tour for retail farm market owners and managers visiting seven markets in Virginia. Most of the markets we visited are less than 10 years... more »

Retaining good employees requires an investment

I regularly encounter retail farm market managers and owners who express frustration with not being able to find, much less keep, good employees. Also, they talk about training employees to represent or at least understand... more »

Michigan approves $1M for needy families to spend at farm markets

Michigan taxpayers are sending more dollars for needy families to buy fruits and vegetables. Michigan House and Senate approved $1 million for the healthy food incentive program Double Up Food Bucks in the state 2020... more »

High-end agritourism: Taylor grows for chefs, wine estate guests

High-end wine estates, restaurants and boutique farm-themed hotels are becoming popular around the country. While their growing operations themselves don’t resemble traditional commercial agriculture, they do generate substantial income from farm visitors who stay or... more »

Popular Minnesota agritainment business ending 31 years of operation

A Byron, Minnesota, farm has been in one family for more than 100 years and they have been opening up their home to the community for the last 31 years. According to ABC6 News in Rochester, Minnesota, Tom and... more »

Produce Month recognized at Buffalo Valley Auction in Pennsylvania

August is PA Produce Month, a month-long celebration of the abundance of local, Pennsylvania-grown vegetables. Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding visited Buffalo Valley Produce Auction in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, August 15 to present a copy of... more »

South Carolina farmer of the year grows vegetables

The Sunbelt Ag Expo recently named fruit and vegetable grower Sidi Limehouse its 2019 South Carolina farmer of the year. Limehouse studied Agricultural Engineering... more »

Ocean Mist merchandizing effort in New York a success

Ocean Mist Farms reports an increase in artichoke sales through strategic creative retail displays and well-executed promotions in partnership with Four Seasons Produce. In June, Four Seasons Produce worked directly with Lexington Co-op Markets in Buffalo,... more »

Current Issue

Vertical greens growing trend gets its own USDA grant

Multiple factors shape 2021 vegetable crop

Auxin herbicide problems crop up for growers

New research seen on Reflex’s crop safety on vegetables

Government, industry eye E. coli in leafy greens

Farm Market column: Consider procs and cons of selling at farmers’ markets

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: It’s all about focus as homestretch of reform beckons

Notes from the Farm column: Stand-up tree planter works; keep a list for doctor

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