Featured stories about New York appear in this issue.
Beak and Skiff Apple Farms is not one for standing still. A distillery is being considered as their next venture.The Lafayette, New York, family [...]
Too often, entrepreneurial-minded growers love the idea of their farm business more than actually running the business, says Bev Connell, principal of Nova Scotia-based [...]
Shifting focus from the wholesale market to retail sales and value-added products is helping some growers survive in a tough, competitive tree fruit market.New [...]
From Wolf River apple soup to the earthy flavors of sturgeon seared in the juice of Bramley’s Seedling, Andrea Carlson has a knack for [...]
The New York Apple Association, charged with promoting fresh and processed apples, targets its efforts to educating in-state consumers about the health benefits of [...]
Stemilt Growers, Inc., in Wenatchee, Washington, already handles more than twice as many apples as the entire British Columbia, Canada, fruit industry. But company [...]
A stable apple processing market translates into stable production of processed apples, says a central New York State orchardist.
“I’m very glad to have a [...]
With less than five million boxes of apples to sell, B.C. fruit growers can’t go head-to-head with their neighbors to the south in Washington, [...]
Few tree fruit growers in the West have their own cold storage, as most deliver their fruit to the packing house during harvest. [...]
British Columbia apple growers are nervous about Washington State’s tremendous production capacity. Washington’s apple crop is down slightly this season at an estimated 95 [...]
It’s not enough these days for tree fruit orchards to be productive. To remain competitive, they must also provide the highest quality at the [...]
The trend towards producing more red wine grape varieties continues, with production today of white varieties only slightly higher than reds. Fifteen years ago, [...]
Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration letters targeted producers of cherry products, the warnings weren’t limited to health claims about cherries. TPG Enterprises [...]
New York State’s tree fruit industry, with its volume and history tied to processing, is in transition, moving more toward the fresh market every [...]
Australia’s comprehensive and industry-focused wine research program, the envy of many around the world, is credited as a major reason for the phenomenal success [...]
Fruit companies in states from Washington to Michigan are scrambling to determine how to promote the health benefits of their products without having them [...]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not require producers of conventional foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to notify the agency about their [...]
There seems to be no let up in the trend towards larger volumes of grapes. Growers across the nation produced a record grape crop [...]
A farm family in central New York is setting itself apart from other commercial growers by focusing on growing flavorful and unique varieties.
Planting decisions [...]
With 30 acres of apricots, the Nicholsons are among the largest apricot growers east of the Rocky Mountains.
Fully ripe, sweet apricots are difficult to [...]
Apple russet ring disease.Cherry ugly fruit disease, caused by infections of Prunus necrotic ringspot virus in combination with other as yet undetermined factors.Pear stony [...]
The Brown family of Waterport, New York, has grown apples and other crops for more than 200 years on the same farm, located along [...]
Rank in apple producing states2 Number of apple growers700 Acres of apples45,000 [...]
Cherry growers from the Pacific Northwest will converge in Yakima, Washington, on January 13 for the annual Cherry Institute. Program highlights include pest management, [...]
At Beak and Skiff Apple Farms, located south of Syracuse in Lafayette, New York, adding value to apples takes center stage."We’ve taken the approach [...]