Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall market schedule

Despite three straight Thursdays of rain, your Northwood Farmers Market vendors are still there with lots of great fall produce, and we will continue to be there Thursday afternoons until October 6.  Then we'll head indoors for Saturday markets in the Masonic Hall starting Saturday, October 15.  Come out and support your local farmers.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

New invasive insect spotted!

Please keep an eye out for this pest.

Spotted wing Drosophila (SWD), an invasive insect from China & Japan, was confirmed on raspberries in Litchfield, New Hampshire on September 6th. We also have a few in high tunnel tomatoes in Strafford. I have been looking for them with traps in three NH cherry orchards, and 25 blueberry samples from across the state. I haven't significantly sampled raspberries, though. It appears that fruit of raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and cherries are prime targets.