Reducing liability risk when visitors come to your farm

2020-01-06T11:12:06-05:00January 6, 2020|Grower, Grower East|

Andy Robertson, and insurance agent based in Bedford, NH, discussed some of the issues those looking to open their farms to agritourism ventures may face.
Photo by Edith Tucker

by Edith Tucker

GREENLAND, NH – Based on many years of experience, insurance agent Andy Robertson, senior advisor, NFP Property & Casualty in Bedford, NH, offered a wealth of tips and warnings for those considering opening their farms up to agritourism at the 11th annual New Hampshire Direct Marketing Conference sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension. (more…)

Washington State Legislature aims to promote apples via plates

2020-01-06T10:50:26-05:00January 6, 2020|Grower, Grower West|

The proposed license plate, which would feature the Washington apple logo, would benefit the industry and a scholarship fund.
Image courtesy of Sen. Brad Hawkins

by Courtney Llewellyn

On Dec. 3, Sen. Brad Hawkins (R-12th District) made a move to further support one of Washington State’s most important industries – its apple industry – by pre-filing SB6032: “Creating a Washington apples special license plate.” (more…)

Growing in deep winter greenhouses

2020-01-06T10:44:14-05:00January 6, 2020|Grower, Grower East, Grower Midwest, Grower West|

by Tamara Scully

Right about now, the demand for local food in states with cold winters typically leaves consumers searching for farms selling their own winter storage crops, those with greenhouse or high tunnel production – or the supermarket for greens from intensive indoor agricultural operations, where the controlled environment doesn’t include soil or sunlight. (more…)

The twain enterprises of Tom Sawyer

2020-01-06T10:28:48-05:00January 6, 2020|Grower, Grower East|

Weddings are held amongst the Fraser fir trees at Sawyer Family Farmstead in Lake Glenville, NC.
Photo courtesy of Three Region Photography

by Enrico Villamaino

Let’s get this out of the way – Mark Twain is indeed his favorite author. Lamentably, his best friend is not named Huckleberry.And while he has never been on the Mississippi River, it is most definitely on his bucket list.