One of my colleagues told me she was impressed when she heard the founder of The Female Farmer Project, Audra Mulkern, speak at a recent conference about women in agriculture. Because I often interact with our Tree Top farmers—both men and women—I was intrigued enough to poke around a bit and find out more about the project.
More and more consumers are becoming increasingly concerned with the amount of added sugars in their diet. New FDA guidelines recommend that consumers limit their added sugar intake to 50 grams per day. Added sugars are sugars or syrups that are added to products during processing to enhance sweetness and are not inherent in the food.
Last month Tree Top participated in a community event supporting the Yakima, Wash., Police Department K-9 unit. It was a great opportunity to mix and mingle with our neighbors and four-footed friends. While the event was focused on raising funds to replace one of the K9 dog retirees, it got me thinking about feeding man's best friend.
California pear orchards are set very light this year. The official estimate will be out in two weeks, but overall the crop appears to have set much lighter than originally thought.
California is experiencing record volumes of strawberry currently. This looks to be the case for a few more weeks.