Apples & Marketing
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From Bologna to Wenatchee
Grower support was key in Stefano Musacchi’s decision to move to Washington State.
Tucker Cellars finds niche
Randy Tucker expanded the number of wines sold at Tucker Cellars from two to 15 and sells much of his wine to other wineries.
Preparing for change
Italian pomologist Dr. Stefano Musacchi strides ahead of field day attendees before his inaugural talk as an endowed chair at Washington State University at
Looking for common ground
Mike Taylor, U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Photo by Geraldine Warner/Good Fruit Grower More food safety regulations are going to be a tough pill to
Water regulations worry growers
About a hundred growers, irrigation district representatives, and government officials attended an FDA listening session in Yakima, Washington. Photo by Geraldine Warner/Good Fruit Grower
Finding the sweet spot
Craig Campbell, co-owner of Tieton Cider Works, shows the development of a new cider apple orchard in Tieton, Wash., on Aug. 1, 2013 overlooking the
Cherry sales sizzle in China
Online cherry sales in China were the highlight of a season that growers, marketers, and retailers would rather forget.
They like it fresh
If you’re a person who doesn’t like tattoos and body piercings, looks suspiciously at people with dark skin, doesn’t like to hear people speaking languages
Apple growers to harvest larger crop
The U.S. Apple Association lowered its estimate of the size of the United States apple crop by 3.2 million bushels from an estimate it made
Learning from last season
The 2012 U.S. apple crop holds some lessons for apple marketers, lessons that are not “intuitive.” For example, consumers will buy apples even at high
Top 5 things your marketer would tell you
1 We understand your risks and challenges. Mast said marketers understand the huge risks that growers take when planting orchards. Increasing production costs and retailers’
Michigan growers asked to support research
The Michigan tree fruit industry is exploring the idea of creating a commission to collect money from growers to strengthen research efforts. The new Michigan
Farm markets abound
This century-old round barn was converted to a direct farm market by the Knouse family and opened in 1994. Photo by Richard Lehnert