It’s been a cold and wet start to the growing season, impacting vegetable growers across the Northeast. In general, reports from New England and New Jersey indicate that early crops like leafy greens have done well, but summer crops are behind schedule.
The deadline to insure Northeast spring crops for the 2017 crop year is March 15, 2017. To protect investments in the 2017 crop, spring crop producers should contact their Crop Growers agent to sign up or to make changes to their coverage.
As summer passes its midway point, many Northeast farms are bountiful with the fruits of producers’ labors, and it’s a great time to visit your nearest farmers’ market, roadside farm stand, winery or other retail location for the season’s farm fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, wine and more.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It is a day of reflection when each of us – an entire nation – is given the opportunity to pause our hectic lives and give thanks for the many gifts we enjoy and for those who make them possible.
As we gather around our tables this Thanksgiving, among the many things I will be truly grateful for is the quality and variety of the food we ...