Strawberries

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-acre 4 Corners Farm is located in the Connecticut River Valley, overlooking... more »

Northeast vegetable farms diversify to survive

Dave Marchant has met the challenges associated with operating a wholesale organic vegetable farm on the Lamoille River in Fairfax, Vt.Now in its 21st year of operation, River Berry Farm grows 40 acres of organic... 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 management instruction essential to producing and marketing higher-quality produce.Formerly housed at a community college in... more »

Use of protected culture is widespread in Vermont

Long, harsh winters pose particularly stark challenges for vegetable producers in the fertile Connecticut River Valley.The weather obstacles are being met by a proliferation of greenhouses and high tunnels, which are used to extend the... more »

Shortage of farm workers to pick California strawberries

It is peak season for strawberries, but there is a shortage of farm workers to pick them. Growers say that's tied to the contentious battle over immigration reform and tighter borders.Buscas trabajo? Looking for work?... more »

Strawberry breeding program gets funding

To an end-game focused strawberry breeder, there is no better payoff than to see the potential for technology transfer be converted into the hands of growers to deliver a true market impact.Jeremy Pattison, strawberry breeder... more »

New Jersey farm honored for charity

Now in its 100th year of operation, Von Thun Farms in Monmouth Junction, N.J., continues to provide portions of its fruit and vegetable harvest to needy residents of the region.And for their efforts, operators of... more »

Food banks a destination for unsold produce

To John Hamilton, donating the excess produce he grows every year to feed the hungry is a "good deal."Hamilton is among dozens of Springfield, Ill., area farmers who participate in "Plant a Row for the... more »


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