Grower’s machine cultivates soil

Over the years, John Shenk noticed something about his fellow strawberry growers, especially the younger ones: They're reluctant to make the leap to mechanization.They seem fine using a rototiller, but don't seem to appreciate the... more »

Farm replaces strawberries with pumpkins

When William Penn settled in Pennsylvania, he founded three counties in 1682, one of which was Chester County.Sugartown Strawberries is the vegetable branch of Willisbrook Farm, a 230-acre farm in Chester County. Willisbrook Farm has... more »

College, farm market merger still going strong

In spring 2009, Shady Brook Farm - a farm, market and garden center just north of Philadelphia - agreed to run Delaware Valley College's farm market.DelVal, as it's known, is in Doylestown, Pa. It started... more »

Organic strawberries are better?

They have more antioxidants and vitamin C than their conventional counterparts, a study says. But they come up short by other measures - potassium and phosphorus, for example. Los Angeles TimesTo read more, click here. more »

Multi-state tunnel study looking at mulches and more

By Derrek Sigler, Assistant EditorAt the Washington State University (WSU) Northwest Research Center in Mount Vernon, they started a small-scale project to look at growing strawberries, tomatoes and lettuce under a high tunnel. When they... more »

North Carolina farm sells an experience

By Derrek Sigler, Assistant Editor"You're not just selling fruits and vegetables anymore, you're selling an experience," said Doug Carrigan of Carrigan Farms in Mooresville, N.C. "I could sell a gallon of strawberries, but if I... more »

Florida growers not required to provide housing

By Everett Brazill III, Southern Correspondent This is part of an VGN series on migrant labor housing conditions in different states. Housing in Michigan was covered in the previous issue. This story examines conditions in... more »

Surplus of Strawberries Keeps Prices Low

Due to some interference from Mother Nature, strawberry prices nationwide have plunged, much to consumers' delight and growers' frustration, according to Florida's crop usually hits the market in January and February, but unseasonably cool... more »

As Prices Fall, Strawberry Farmers Plow Crops Under

For weeks, it was difficult to find strawberries at grocery stores. Now, the shelves brim with cartons of berries and the prices are especially low. St. Petersburg Times Click here to read the rest of... more »

Local Farmer Predicts Bigger Strawberry Crop

A local farmer says the cold may be tripling his strawberries. WTFS ABC News Click here to read the rest of the story. more »

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