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Learning by growing

2020-07-29T14:22:44-05:00July 29, 2020|Grower East|

Amber Weaver appreciates all the help she’s been receiving from mentors and family as she continues to grow her business – including her brother Trent Weaver, who works with her.
Photo courtesy of Sydney Leigh Photography

by Sally Colby

Amber Weaver began her post-high school education with a plan: attend North Carolina State University and eventually become a veterinarian (more…)

It’s time to focus on vitality

2020-07-29T14:17:17-05:00July 29, 2020|Grower East|

Now being run by its fourth generation, Trolley Line Vineyards in North East, PA, was recently awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to help them plan for the future.
Photo courtesy of Trolley Line Vineyards

by Courtney Llewellyn

Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture put out the call for farmers and prospective farmers to apply for a round of Farm Vitality Planning Grants. (more…)

Enriching the community through agriculture

2020-07-29T14:06:39-05:00July 29, 2020|Grower West|

Swore Farms sells produce at two local farmers markets as well as through a popular CSA program – even though members may not know what exactly what they’re getting with every harvest.
Photo courtesy of Swore Farms

by Sally Colby

Like many farms, Swore Farms in Pocatello, Idaho, started a CSA to increase revenue, especially in spring. (more…)

Perishable: Handle with care

2020-07-29T14:00:41-05:00July 29, 2020|Grower|

Properly cooling fruits and vegetables post-harvest ensures they will likely last longer – and be less susceptible to disease – before reaching consumers.
Photo by Sally Colby

by Sally Colby

Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie is a post-harvest physiologist at North Carolina State University who knows the importance of post-harvest handling. (more…)