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Oregon Fruit Products taps into fermentation market
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Oregon Fruit Products taps into fermentation market
Oregon Fruit Products has dramatically expanded its fruit for fermentation program while also pursuing new products for foodservice.

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Avocados a challenge for growers
Most avocados are grown from Santa Barbara County south to San Diego County fairly close to the coast, but there are a few coastal areas in Monterey County that produce great avocados.
Berry farm thrives amid growing suburbs
Berry farm thrives amid growing suburbs
There’s an upside to farming in an urban area, Peggy Zimmerman says: 400,000 customers in the county.
Archivist collects hop and brewing history
Archivist collects hop and brewing history
Oregon’s hop history included nearly 1,000 commercial producers in the 1880s.
Family makes switch from tree fruit to vineyards
Family makes switch from tree fruit to vineyards

Marsing, Idaho — The Williamson family has grown tree fruit for four generations, but now the orchard is transitioning to vineyards.

“My cousin Patrick, my sister Beverly and I took over management from my father Roger and...

Fourth-generation farm looks ahead
Fourth-generation farm looks ahead
Their 1,000 acres under cultivation include 500 acres of hops, 150 acres of wine grapes and rotational crops of grass seed, sweet corn and grain.
Fighting the blight continues as growers expand
Fighting the blight continues as growers expand
EFB, which is caused by a fungus indigenous to the Northeastern U.S., causes only a canker on the native American hazelnut but is lethal when it appears on the commercially important European hazelnut.
Farm produces hazelnut trees through micropropagation
Farm produces hazelnut trees through micropropagation
Ron Chapin runs a bare root nursery and micropropagation operation on the 700-acre farm.
Farmers experiment with chipping hazelnut brush
Farmers experiment with chipping hazelnut brush
The couple grinds the branches into mulch that stays among the trees.
Family orchard, co-op packing house work together
Family orchard, co-op packing house work together
Mountainland Cooperative, Cherry Hill Farms involve extended family
Apricots enjoy centuries of popularity
In 1792 the first major apricot crop was produced in California.