Summer is in full swing, and with it, local farmers and fishermen are hard at work producing the fresh, quality agricultural and seafood products we all enjoy. Celebrate the bounty of Northeast agriculture by visiting local farmers’ market and ag retail locations.
Growers in the Lake Erie region have had two strong years of production at significantly greater than average yields. While the average yield is typically six tons per acre, in 2015 and 2016, many growers saw yields of as much as 8 to10 tons per acre. Click to read the full update that includes wine grape expectations for 2017.
New York’s wine industry has been growing drastically over the last few decades. A 2012 study completed for the New York Wine and Grape Foundation estimated that New York grapes, grape juice, wine and other grape products provide 4.8 billion in economic impact and nearly 25,000 jobs. Are you in the wine industry? We'd love to chat with you on how we might be able to work together to benefit your business.
Despite a difficult hand dealt from Mother Nature in the last year and potential labor management challenges in the months and years to come, the Northeast wine and grape industry remains a diverse, growing sector of the region’s economy.