Growing Organic Apples

Can a farmer grow organic apples AND conventional crops?

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Season 2 is here!  Our first guest is April Clayton, Ph.D., with Red Apple Orchard.  With season 2, we will be learning more about the differences and similarities between organic and conventional agriculture.  April just so happens to do both types of production with her apple and cherry operations.  In our interview today, April and I will chat about her background, the orchards organic and conventional methods, and April's thoughts on consumer viewpoints towards organic produce.  Listen to the episode below, or on your podcast app of choice!

Episode 53 on iTunes

Check out April and Red Apple Orchard at the links below:

April on Twitter

Red Apple Orchard on Facebook

How about these apples?

How about these apples?

Show Notes:

Background of Red Apple Orchard

April's background

Growing both organic and conventional

Storing apples and cherries

Demand for organic fruit

Reasons growers choose organic

What organic production looks like

Are organic pesticides toxic?

History of the organic movement

Common misconceptions consumers have on organic production

Do consumers want organic produce and do they know what that means?

Is organic production more consumer-focused or environmentally focused?

Biggest hurdles in communicating with consumers

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