Ball owns and operates Schoharie Valley Farms where he and his family grow vegetables, small fruits and greenhouse crops on 200 acres for both retail and wholesale customers locally and in the New York City area.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is helping farmers to extend the season using high tunnels. "The fantastic news for New York farmers is that the markets are here, and they're growing," says Judson Reid, senior extension associate for the Cornell Vegetable Program in Albany Times-Union article.
Susan Brown, Herman M. Cohn Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences in the Department of Horticulture and one of the world’s leading apple breeders shares her favorite varieties and tips with CALS Notes.
The Extension vegetable specialist emphasized continuing and expanding the Harvest NY program and field trials by the Cornell Vegetable Program on newly developed varieties to meet growing demand from Latino and Asian populations for locally sourced ethnic vegetables.