Spring is an exciting, yet scary time for fruit growers. Did our fruit trees survive over the winter? Are they going to have a crop this year?
A little bit of fun setting up our tradeshow booth, handling the crowds and our ever not so popular Grooten Free Pie!
Recent statistics show that sales of organic products continue to rise, however what is surprising is that sales of products labeled as “Natural” rose even higher. Initially this puzzled me; why would consumers embrace inferior “Natural” products compared to Certified Organic ones? I soon realized that products labeled as “Natural” creates the image that the […]
A short video showing our excitement that spring has finally arrived!
Site Selection Most trees need to be planted in an area that has full sun so that the fruit will ripen properly. Do not plant in low lying areas where water and frost can collect. Keep in mind that the 1′ tree you buy may grow 40′ tall and 15′ wide at maturity. Planting Dig […]
Today’s society places great importance on the quality of certain items we purchase. We want high quality in our big ticket items such as houses and vehicles, but place relatively little importance on the quality of the food we eat. Is it a prestige thing to have that luxury car, and food just isn’t prestigious, […]
I am frequently frustrated with what seem exorbitant prices for some organic foods. It makes you wonder if some companies are exploiting the rise in demand for organic foods, or are costs that much higher? At a trade show in Calgary, I witnessed what I considered utterly absurd prices by an organic vendor there. Their […]
At a recent local food conference in Baltimore, I was surprised to learn how incredibly popular the local food movement was. However, I found out that much of that popularity was due to the belief that if the food was local, it was organic. Surprisingly, many farmers blurred the lines between organic and local to […]