Farm Tour a Success
POSTED IN For Consumers, For Growers, For Members ON 6/9/2014
With plantings of various ages, several approaches to pruning and informative presentations, along with perfect weather, the 2014 Farm Tour has been declared a success. Saturday, June 7th will long be remembered as a day to learn about growing and using saskatoons. Many thanks to Cherry Capital Foods and Saskatoon Michigan for donating saskatoon berry products to sample! Thank you also to the various media outlets that covered the Farm Tour. In Northern Michigan there are a variety of grocers that are planning to have saskatoons in their produce departments when the crop comes in. We encourage all to keep their eyes open, starting in about mid-July, and going through mid-August. If you have not yet tried saskatoons, this will be a great opportunity to be introduced. And if you could not get enough of the fruit over the last couple of years, this will be a great time to stock up, but remember, shelf life is about 10 days. No fears. Saskatoon berries freeze well, and can be preserved in a variety of recipes. Special thanks for Duke Elsner of Michigan State University Extension and Lisa Richter Manrow of Grow Benzie’s Incubator Kitchen for your lunchtime presentations!