We have witnessed tremendous resilience among Northeast producers these past few months, and as summer kicks into full swing, it’s important to to thank and support local farmers, commercial fishermen and forest products producers.
Ag businesses’s commitment to providing local communities with access to fresh food during the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t faltered. Learn how some ag retail business are adapting to the current environment to service their customers and communities.
LaJoie Growers, LLC, started growing beets in 2006 and were impressed with how the vegetable thrived in Maine’s cool climate. One test kitchen and many trials later, this family has turned the ordinary vegetable into a unique value-added product.
Apple marketers, and their grower and packer suppliers, are entering a new world where their ability to add value for their retail customers will determine which companies survive, and which disappear. Desmond O’Rourke, President of Belrose, Inc., provides insight on the changing external environment, food retail and industry structure of the apple industry.