Hello from Southwest Michigan
Well 2012 was certainly a year to remember,
no matter how hard we try to forget.
As you know the spring
that started in late winter
came back to haunt us in
April. Fortunately we were
able to have our entire
strawberry nursery crop dug
and in cold storage long before
the early warm weather
began. Our new freezer and
facilities really helped make
We irrigated for
frost for 15 nights, and I can
tell you it was very
challenging, but the good
news is that we were able to
save our fruiting fields and
our crop was very good. In
spite of the inconvenience
of fighting frost at least
strawberries are a crop we can save.
Our asparagus fields took some freezes but it too is
not a crop where we lose it all because of a couple hard
We have talked to various growers who want to begin
strawberry and asparagus enterprises to help buffer the
effects of devastating weather events. For information on
what’s involved in setting this up feel free to call or better
yet come see us and let us walk you through the process.
Our nursery beds were constantly irrigated this summer
and our yields look very good and the quality appears
excellent. Please order early for dayneutral varieties
because again, demand may exceed supply.
Again thank you for your past patronage and we look
forward to serving you again.