Fewer visitors but successful seasons

2020-11-23T15:54:34-05:00November 23, 2020|Grower, Grower East, Grower Midwest, Grower West|

To cut down on contact points and lines forming, Lynd Fruit Farm charged visitors on their way in to the sunflower patch rather than on the way out.
Photo courtesy of Lynd Fruit Farm

by Courtney Llewellyn

Wrapping up its series of agritourism roundtables last month, NAFDMA, the International Tourism Association, highlighted the success stories of three operations (more…)

Next generation explores new ideas

2020-11-23T15:43:40-05:00November 23, 2020|Grower West|

John and Lynette Myhre strike a pose near one of their eight-foot wreaths, an incredibly popular attraction at that farm for family photos.
Photo courtesy of Rusty Gate Tree Farm

by Sally Colby

Lynette Myhre said when her husband John was in college, he helped someone with Christmas trees and thought it would be a good idea for retirement. (more…)

Taking 2020 trends into the future

2020-11-23T15:15:55-05:00November 23, 2020|Grower, Grower East, Grower Midwest, Grower West|

The AmericanHort webinar was presented by Diane Blazek, executive director of both All America Selections and the National Garden Bureau.
Photo courtesy of Diane Blazek

by Enrico Villamaino

Leading agricultural advocacy association AmericanHort recently released their “Top Performers from All-America Selections Vegetable & Herb Variety Trials.” (more…)

Online ticketing a boon for seasonal operation

2020-11-04T15:59:42-05:00November 4, 2020|Grower, Grower East, Grower Midwest, Grower West|

by Courtney Llewellyn

Earlier this year, NAFDMA hosted an online roundtable to ask producers how they were preparing for an autumn influenced by COVID-19 restrictions. At the beginning of October, the international agritourism association brought in three different growers to discuss how the harvest season has been going. (more…)