Agriculture

Donation drive to help migrant farmworkers’ children

June 7, 2024

PENTWATER — As summer begins, the Oceana Community Foundation launches its fourth annual donation drive for the Oceana’s Michigan Migrant Child Task Force. The foundation is collecting donations of new hygiene items, children’s books and toys, and more to share with west Michigan’s migrant farmworkers and their families. New this year are some culturally sensitive basic food items. Each item…

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Celebrate asparagus this weekend

June 6, 2024

51st Annual National Asparagus Festival set for Saturday By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor  HART — Every year thousands of people flock to Oceana County to celebrate asparagus season in the “Asparagus Capital of the World.” Oceana County is the top producer of asparagus in Michigan, accounting for about 80 percent of Michigan’s asparagus production, and Michigan is the leading producer…

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New Era Farmers’ Market kicks off the season June 11

June 3, 2024

NEW ERA — The New Era Farmers’ Market kicks off the summer season Tuesday, June 11, from 4-7 p.m. in the parking lot of the New Era Christian Reformed Church at 1820 Ray Ave. There are 25 vendors signed up so far, and the Smokin Dobroleles will entertain from 5-7 p.m. The Kids Power of Produce Club from 4-5 p.m.…

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Peterson Farms offers innovative recycling program

March 8, 2024

Peterson Farms offers innovative recycling program Peterson Farms announced a new partnership with international recycling leader TerraCycle to enable school communities — teachers, parents, and students alike — to recycle Peterson Farms Treats applesauce pouches. Most flexible plastic food pouches are considered hard to recycle because they are made of multiple layers of different materials. The Peterson Farms Treats Applesauce…

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Oceana Asparagus Day March 7

February 27, 2024

Oceana Asparagus Day March 7 NEW ERA – Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Asparagus Industry Research Farm Advisory Committee have scheduled this year’s Oceana Asparagus Day for Thursday, March 7 at the New Era Reformed Church.  Oceana County is the top producer of asparagus in Michigan, and Michigan is the leading producer in the country. Asparagus season in…

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