Harvie helps out at Buzby Farm

2020-10-02T13:21:13-05:00October 2, 2020|Grower East|

A.T. Buzby Farm’s tomatoes are a customer favorite at farmers markets in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Photo courtesy of Buzby Farm

by Enrico Villamaino

“So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s a Great Balancing Act.” (more…)

Silverman’s celebrates 100 years

2020-10-02T13:18:20-05:00October 2, 2020|Grower East|

“We’re trying to make it look more like an orchard, and the slender spindle is more of a wall of apples,” said Irv Silverman. “For agritourism, I think the look of the regular apple tree is better.”
Photo courtesy of Silverman’s Farm

by Sally Colby

Farming is in Irv Silverman’s blood. Irv’s father Ben grew up in New York (more…)

Inviting life and creating vibrancy in a boom town gone bust

2020-10-02T12:55:58-05:00October 2, 2020|Grower East|

Joe Pizzo said hazelnuts actually provide more oil than soybeans. The bushes he planted are part of a hybridization program, and he thinks growers can build up a legitimate hazelnut industry in the Northeast.
Photo by Courtney Llewellyn

by Courtney Llewellyn

Joe Pizzo, a U.S. Marines veteran, had a circuitous journey from his home in Upstate New York (more…)