Small Fruit Production Workshop for Direct Market

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Event Date: February 14, 2019

Location: Waightstill Avery Farm, 615 Avery Lane, Plumtree, NC 28644

Cost:  No Charge (Cost covered by ASAP Grant)

Registration required:  To register:

Workshop Contacts:  For more information or to register by phone, contact Bill Hoffman at 828-733-8270 or Craig Mauney at 828-989-7900.

Description: 

 The workshop is aimed at training new growers to considering establishing a direct market channel for growing small fruit on the farm such as a “pick-your-own” operation, on farm sales as well as other direct market channels such as the tail gate market. The group will discuss blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries for the region. Specific topics include cultivar selection, site establishment (soil conditions and planting), fertilization, irrigation, pruning, harvesting, and resources for pest control. Workshop includes a lecture followed by a pruning demonstration at a Waightstill Avery’s Farm.