Michigan cherry farmers say they are being priced out by foreign competitors

Nov 25, 2019
Since 2006, the state has lost 160 tart cherry farms.
Thirty-year-old tart cherry trees are removed from Bardenhagen Farms in Suttons Bay. Farmer Jim Bardenhagen says he can’t afford to maintain them while the price of cherries is so low.
Max Johnston
Marketing "ugly produce" has proved fruitful for some entrepreneurs.
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Why our avocado cravings could be harming the environment

Aug 19, 2016
Consumer demand for avocados has increased in recent years.
Men work during the harvest of avocado at an orchard in Uruapan municipality, Michoacán State, Mexico.
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Georgia town boasts about its fruitcake bakery

Dec 18, 2015
A look into the "Fruitcake Capital of the World"

Texas company dresses up fruitcake with pecans

Dec 18, 2015
A fruitcake makeover for a product with a long history

The big business of fruit arrangements

May 8, 2015
The CEO of Edible Arrangements talks about how his business started.
An edible arrangements delivery truck.
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The bananapocalypse is upon us

Mar 6, 2014
The world’s fourth most valuable crop is threatened by a fungus.

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The orange economy: Prices shoot up in hurricane season

May 31, 2013
An orange grower in Florida is not exactly celebrating high orange prices.

How Cuties marketed Mandarin oranges from fruit to brand

Apr 2, 2012
Smithsonian.com blogger Sarah Rich talks about how those little, seedless Mandarin oranges became a ubiquitous brand.