Ohio Produce Growers, Marketers to Hold Field Day June 27
Ohio – The Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association (OPGMA) invites
fruit and vegetable growers and marketers to participate in its annual
educational and networking event, the OPGMA Summer Tour & Field Day. The event
will be held Wednesday, June 27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at three locations in
Sandusky and Huron counties.
tour will begin at Eshleman Fruit Farm at 781 East Maple St., Clyde, Ohio. A
family-owned business since 1977, the farm features over 200 acres of orchards.
Tours of the farm will be from 8-11:30 a.m. At noon, OPGMA will host a brief
session during lunch, which will be available for sale onsite. Average cost for
lunch is $6-$9, with only cash accepted.
Attendees can then drive
approximately 30 miles to visit the Ohio
Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Muck Crops Agricultural Research Station at 4875
State Route 103 South and Buurma Farms at 3090 Kok Road, both in Willard. The OARDC
Muck Crops station is dedicated to improving fresh market vegetable production
through research by Ohio State scientists. Buurma Farms currently harvests over
4,000 acres of produce, packaged under the “Buurma Farms” and “Holland Brands”
for the program at OPGMA’s website, www.opgma.org/tour. Registration for OPGMA members
costs $20 for the first attendee from a company or farm and $10 for each
additional attendee from the same operation. Registration for non-members costs
$25 for the first attendee and $10 for each additional attendee. Children 12
and under attend free.
information, contact OPGMA at 614-487-1117 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the OPGMA website.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Ludwig