Greetings from Whately ~
Welcome to our 2018 Fall Newsletter. As I reviewed past newsletters and the “Greetings from Whately”, from the last several years, we once again have to talk about the extreme weather conditions and growing challenges faced in our industry. At Nourse Farms, we had experienced the extreme of the extensive wet weather like many. In conversations with customers some have also seen the opposite in bearing with excessively dry conditions.
Even with the all the challenges growers face, there are continued opportunities in growing berries because of demand, favorable pricing of the crop and how it works into grower’s production systems.
Given our optimism, we are expanding into even more innovative propagation and growing techniques as we see continued new opportunities in growing the berry crops.
As we look to the future, I am pleased to announce the addition of John Conner to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (photo below right with Tim). John’s extensive experience in Business Management, Sales and Operations will provide us strong leadership and new opportunities. You will meet him at various trade shows in the coming months.
We are enthusiastic about the great crop of plants we have for the 2019 planting season. This includes the new Eden floricane bearing red raspberry -- details on that variety are on on page 7. I would also encourage you to take advantage of our early pay discounts. We appreciate your past business and look forward to meeting your planting needs for the coming season.