Orchard Insights: Sustaining the orchard in changing times

2018-12-13T09:50:50+00:00December 13, 2018|Grower Midwest|

Consumers are demanding food grown without the use of chemical sprays. Pollinators are declining, with pesticide use being one culprit. Climate changes are causing changes in pest pressures while altering precipitation and temperature patterns. By necessity, tree fruit growers are finding new ways to adapt to the conditions – social, cultural and environmental – which are changing the way the orchard grows. (more…)

Hiring for holiday help

2018-12-13T09:35:49+00:00December 13, 2018|Grower Midwest|

by Courtney Llewellyn

There are two main seasons for “seasonal” work – the school break during the summer months, and the month or two leading up to the traditional holiday season. Efficient, qualified workers can be hard to find during both seasons if employers don’t know what to look for – or when to look for them. (more…)

Sunset Harvest Farm always open for opportunity

2018-09-04T10:34:34+00:00September 4, 2018|Grower Midwest|

by Courtney Llewellyn

BELLEVILLE, MI – “This is not a typical choice of profession for our generation,” Brittany Denis recently tweeted. “It has been really frustrating for us, as millennials who are also old enough to be parents, to watch all the millennial-bashing … Time Magazine dubbed us the ‘Me Me Me Generation’ and yet here we are, running a business in which we think far beyond ourselves.” (more…)