• Michigan takes inventory of fruit plantings

Michigan takes inventory of fruit plantings

  • February 2nd, 2015

Michigan fruit growers were asked in January to provide data for a fruit inventory that would update information on the state of the state’s industry.

The last inventory was taken in 2011, so the new study will show how acreage and varieties have changed over the last five years.

In addition, [...]

  • Blake Slaybaugh, Young Grower from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Blake Slaybaugh, Young Grower from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

  • January 20th, 2015

grower / Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
age / 20
crops / apples, peaches
business / Mt. Ridge Farms
other experience / Blake is a fifth-generation orchardist and participated in a one-year internship as a research assistant with the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission in Washington in 2014.

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Michigan cider makers unite

  • January 15th, 2015

A small group of Michigan hard cider makers has started the Michigan Cider Association.

“The bylaws were signed during Expo,” said Mike Beck, owner of Uncle John’s Fruit House Winery & Distillery in St. Johns, Michigan.

Beck is president of the United States Association of Cider Makers and treasurer of the [...]