Veganic strawberry growing

Nov 1, 2019
‘Veganic’ ag grower profiled by USDA

Arbor Farmstead, a ‘veganic’ strawberry farm in Vermont, was recently featured in the USDA’s weekly Fridays on the Farm series.

Growers Alisha Utter and Kyle Bowley grow strawberries, other annual fruit crops and Winter greens in Grand Isle, Vermont, according to the story. Veganic management practices exclude inputs such as “synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, genetically modified organisms, and farm animal-derived inputs, such as blood, feather, fish meals, bone char, and manure.” Utter is working on a doctorate degree on plant and soil science at the University of Vermont.

They recently obtained two high tunnels through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service‘s Environmental Quality Incentives Program.

Enjoy the full multimedia presentation below:

Above: Alisha Utter with her strawberries. Photo by Amy Overstreet of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

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