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New York

Featured stories about New York appear in this issue.

Apricots of the East

  • January 1st, 2006

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 [...]

Value-added on a large scale

  • January 1st, 2006

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 [...]

Apple vodka?

  • January 1st, 2006

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 [...]

Passion doesn't always mean profit

  • January 1st, 2006

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 [...]

Adding value takes many forms

  • January 1st, 2006

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 [...]

  • Belle de Boskoop

Belle de Boskoop

  • January 1st, 2006

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 [...]

B.C. growers face price slump

  • January 1st, 2006

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 [...]

  • Making the switch to fresh

Making the switch to fresh

  • January 1st, 2006

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 [...]

Shift to red grapes continues

  • January 1st, 2006

The trend towards producing more red wine grape varieties continues, with production today of white varieties only slightly higher than reds. Fifteen years ago, [...]

Cherries not the only product targeted

  • January 1st, 2006

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 fresh!

New York fresh!

  • January 1st, 2006

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 [...]

  • Red Jacket Orchards looks for niches

Red Jacket Orchards looks for niches

  • January 1st, 2006

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 [...]