Honey and yeast work together to make mead

2019-10-04T09:24:17-05:00October 4, 2019|Grower, Grower East, Grower Midwest|

Chris Gerling led a mead conference in Geneva, NY, recently.
Photo by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

GENEVA, NY – A lot can happen to honey as it’s transformed to mead. Chris Gerling, Extension associate and manager of the Vinification & Brewing Laboratory at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, and Kaylyn Kirkpatrick, an Extension associate at Cornell AgriTech, led a discussion on interactions between yeast and honey in making mead at an event led by Pilar McKay, agriculture economic development educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension Ontario County. (more…)

Preparing for U-cut

2019-10-04T09:19:56-05:00October 4, 2019|Grower, Grower East, Grower Midwest, Grower West|

Driving lanes to the fields should be clear of obstructions and allow ample space for guests to exit and enter wagons safely.
Photo by Sally Colby

by Sally Colby

­Pumpkins, gourds and everything else autumn will be the order of the day until Thanksgiving. But as soon as mums and corn stalks fade, Christmas tree farms that offer U-cut trees will become the center of attention. (more…)

Back to class at the close of the season

2019-10-04T09:10:01-05:00October 4, 2019|Grower Midwest|

The East Pierre Landscape and Garden Center hosts at least one event each month during its season – which it has greatly expanded past just the tomato-planting season.
Photo courtesy of East Pierre Landscape and Garden Center

by Courtney Llewellyn

It’s October. The requisite autumn mums are almost all sold out. The season is wrapping up. How do you ensure you keep people coming to your business when winter is coming? (more…)