Strawberries

New Muskegon market debuts with ‘exciting’ first year

The impact of the local farm-to-table movement may not be more evident than in the development of a new farmers' market in Muskegon, Michigan, only a few blocks away from where the previous market had... more »

Judge won’t toss strawberry suit against UC Davis

Lawyers for the University of California were unable Thursday to derail a lawsuit accusing UC Davis of scuttling a lucrative, decades-old agreement to breed new varieties of fruit for California's strawberry growers.The ruling by Alameda... more »

Plastic aids strawberry growth in Kansas

Kansas isn't known as a strawberry-producing state, but some innovative growers, helped by a couple of strategic research grants, are figuring out the best way to adapt annual plasticulture methods in a state where production... more »

Waterjet cutting shows promise for produce items

The use of high-pressure jets of water as a way to cut produce may be beginning to emerge as an alternative for fresh-cut processors.The technology for waterjet cutting has been around for decades, first appearing... more »

Minnesota farm focuses on local sales

Operating a diversified fruit and vegetable farm within view of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, has put Sekapp Orchard in prime position to draw retail followers from across the region.The farm is currently operated by Terrence (Fred)... more »

Walmart funds strawberry sustainability projects

Retail giant Walmart has announced a commitment to sustainability, including bringing climate change considerations into its supply chains, requiring suppliers to meet specific standards and reducing energy use in its stores and transportation networks. "They... more »

Farm finds u-pick strawberry niche

When the economy changed a few years ago, Darin and Jessica Jones decided to get out of the residential grading and hauling business and into farming. It was a big leap, but the couple wasn't... more »

Marketers share winning sales ideas

In 2007, Giff and Mae Burnap, who run Butternut Farm in Farmington, N.H., tried something new: They gave out free u-pick apple bags at a local elementary school. The half-peck bags were given to the... more »

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