Fruit Bites for August 17-19 Apple Grower of the Year
AW: Congratulations to Chip and Trevor Hardy of Brookdale Fruit Farm in Hollis, NH. They are a father-son duo with Chip managing the farm, while Trevor operates a farm supply business.
BL: They’ll receive their award at the Apple Crop Outlook Conference in Chicago Aug. 19th.
AW: Brookdale Fruit Farm, founded in 1847, is a thriving 420-acre fruit and vegetable farm. The Hardys work alongside industry partners and continue to seek ways to be an innovative, IPM-friendly and sustainable operation.
BL: So, congrats the Hardy family for 7 generations of family farming and growing about 22 different apple varieties.
AW: Since 2015, Valent in conjunction with American Fruit Grower magazine and the US Apple Association recognize apple growers and celebrates the innovative spirit of the American apple industry.
BL: Well, thanks Allison. Join us again next time for Fruit Bites, brought to you by Valent. Until then, I’m Bob Larson.