Posts Tagged: fruit

Analysis shows Environmental Impact of EcoApple® Orchards

Elly Vaughan Phoenix Fruit Farm

Sixteen Northeast orchards representing 1439 acres of fruit are successfully certified Eco Apple® for 2017. Several of the orchards have now been certified Eco for ten years or more, with additional orchards joining over the past decade. Phoenix Fruit Farm of Belchertown, MA, under the leadership of new owner Elly Vaughan, is certified for the… Read more »

Wild Maine Blueberries

Lynn Thurston started Blue Sky Produce in Maine in response to a simple problem: Less than 1% of wild blueberries are harvested for the fresh market. Since 2006 Lynn has been working to build relationships with growers, distributors and customers. Wild Blueberries are one of North America’s oldest native berries, and have thrived under the… Read more »

5 Takeaways from the 2016 Growers Meeting

Wild Pollinators Thrive on Eco Orchards: Early research from Dr. Bryan Danforth at Cornell University appears to indicate that in orchards using Eco protocols there are significantly more wild pollinators than conventional, non-Eco orchards. Dr. Danforth’s research also indicates that wild pollinators are more efficient pollinators than commercial honeybees brought to help pollinate. Learn more… Read more »

Eco Fruit Rocks! New Animated Video from Red Tomato

If you’ve ever tried finding local, sustainably produced fruit at the grocery store, you know it can be a daunting task. Especially if you live in parts of the country with challenging climate and pest issues, like the Northeast! You often have to decide: Do I want sustainable or do I want something grown closer… Read more »

Beautiful Fruit = Much Needed Culinary Inspiration

Like most working people, working parents especially, cooking isn’t always at the top of my ‘can’t-wait-to-get-home-and…’ list. But the past several weeks at Red Tomato have provided such a beautiful bounty of fruit that I was moved to break out my grandmother’s tart pan and do stone fruit some justice. High quality, farm fresh, tree ripened… Read more »