Local farmers find demand high in Thanksgiving week

Thanksgiving dinner at the Rosselot household in West Chester Twp. is typical of most turkey-day feasts according to family patriarch, Jim. Come Thursday evening, the dinner table will have a meaty turkey in the center,... more »

New Jersey farm market has had it all for 50 years

Rosie's Farm Market sits just off Route 322 in the southern end of New Jersey near Mullica Hill. 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the market that started with Palma "Rosie" Sorbello in 1961.In her... more »

People skills required when practicing agritourism

Why does a consumer choose to shop at one farm stand and not another? Why take a day trip to buy a pumpkin when one can be bought just as easily in a local supermarket?... more »

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 »

Buy-local movement continues to influence seed sales

When talking about trends from the past year, seed company representatives couldn't help bringing up the buy-local movement and its impact on small growers."As an agronomist and life-long veteran grower, I continue to remain optimistic... more »

Vegetable growers have a lot to learn at the 2011 EXPO

Vegetable growers have a lot to learn at the 2011 EXPOThis year's Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO will offer a variety of educational sessions and special events. There should be something of... more »

Pumpkin to raise money for cancer research

Outstanding Seed Co., Monaca, Pa., has a new, large, disease-resistant pink pumpkin available named Rascal PMRR. It has homozygous resistance to powdery mildew and heterozygous resistance to WMV and phythophthora.Rascal PMRR was bred specifically to... more »

North East grower has bumper crop of pumpkins

Orton's Fruit Market, at Route 89 and Interstate 90 in North East, grows a little bit of everything. The market is open year-round. Seasonal produce runs from cool-weather peas and broccoli right through its main... more »

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