In Her Boots Workshop

Perennial Fruit from Field to Plate

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 


Blue Fruit Farm
Winona, Minn.


Farmer Joyce Ford welcomed participants to her family’s farm outside Winona, a five-acre certified organic perennial fruit farm where she and her husband, Jim Riddle, raise a variety of berries and plums for wholesale market and direct-from-the-farm retail, including blueberries, elderberries, aronia berries, black currants, plums, honeyberries, and juneberries. This In Her Boots session took place during peak harvest time, and attendees were able to experience the organic berry growing process, from field to plate.



  • Strategically adding fruit to your farm business mix
  • Organic certification
  • Creating habitat for encouraging pollinators and developing pest management action plans
  • Status and future of the organic movement
  • Running a farm with spouses and partners: advice from the field



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Joyce Ford



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