Strawberries

E-Verify contributes to labor shortages across the country

Congress hadn't passed mandatory E-Verify as of late October, but the threat that it might do so lingered over the country's fields and orchards for much of 2011. Just the rumor of E-Verify was enough... more »

Wish Farms announces first strawberries of the Florida season

Wish Farms, the largest grower and shipper of strawberries in Florida, announces the kick-off of its Florida strawberry season, projected to be the biggest to date. With a larger supply of both conventional and organic... more »

Haygrove Brit Tour: Day 1

The first official day of our tour took us to Ledbury, the location of Haygrove's headquarters. Crops grown on the site include strawberries, cherries, raspberries and blackberries. All of Haygrove's production is under high tunnels.... more »

Seeing England

Today the whole group gathered for a day of touring a bit of England on our way from London to Haygrove's headquarters. The day included stops at Stonehenge and Warwick Castle. Tomorrow we head to... more »

Haygrove High Tunnels Brit Tour

Join Kimberly Warren, associate publisher, as she tours some British Haygrove High Tunnel operations Oct. 1-5. She will be blogging about the experience, sharing photos and stories from the tour. Be sure you find Vegetable... more »

Love wins for Massachusetts farm family

For Glenn and Karen Cook of Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury, Mass., love is at the heart of everything they do - from the crops they grow to the customers they serve. And it shows."It's... more »

Tunnels, varieties double UK berry yields

Strawberries are "far and away" the most valuable fruit crop grown in the United Kingdom, said Dave Simpson, who's been breeding strawberries at East Malling Research (EMR), a fruit research facility in East Malling, England,... more »

Mechanization, imports might solve worker problem

The value of California's fruit, nut and vegetable crops was $20 billion in 2009, almost 60 percent of the state's farm sales of $35 billion. California dominates U.S. production of these crops and currently accounts... more »


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