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Sustainable Production: Grower Resource List

Compiled by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

Fruit Production

Books and Publications

  • Growing for Market (trade publication for market growers)
  • Old Southern Apples, by Lee Calhoun (Chatham County apple grower!)
  • The Apple Grower: A Guide for the Organic Orchardist, by Michael Phillips
  • The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way, by Michael Phillips
  • Northland Berry News; quarterly newsletter; to subscribe, call 651-265-3413, or email

Nursery Suppliers for Tree Fruits and Nuts

Nursery Suppliers for Small Fruits

  • Banner Greenhouses
    828-659-333; Nebo, NC
    certified organic strawberry, vegetable, grafted tomato, herb, hemp, and flower plugs
  • Boston Mountain Nurseries
    479-369-2007; Mountainburg, AR
    strawberries, brambles, grapes
  • Cottle Farms
    910-267-4531; Faison, NC
    certified organic strawberry plants
  • Daisy Farms
    269-782-6321; Dowagiac, MI
    asparagus, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, horseradish, rhubarb
  • Davon Crest Farms
    800-207-9862; Hurlock, MD
    strawberries, raspberries, blackberries
  • Edible Landscaping
    800-524-4156; Afton, VA
    fruit trees, berries, and many other edible plants
  • Finch Blueberry Nursery
    800-245-4662; Bailey, NC
  • Ison’s Nursery and Vineyards
    770-599-6970; Brooks, GA
    muscadine grapes, blueberries, blackberries, tree fruits, nuts
  • Jersey Asparagus Farms, Inc.
    856-358-2548; Pittsgrove, NJ
    asparagus, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries
  • Jones Farm NC
    252-235-3248; Bailey, NC
    certified blackberry plants
  • North Carolina Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
    919-269-5592; Zebulon, NC
    strawberries, blueberries, peaches; source of new varieties from NC State University
  • Simmons Berry Farm
    479-369-2345; Mountainburg, AR
    small fruits, rhubarb, asparagus
  • Southmeadow Fruit Gardens
    616-422-2411; Baroda, MI
    heirloom fruits
  • Useful Plants Nursery
    828-669-6517; Black Mountain, NC
    fruit and nut trees and berry plants for home gardeners and commercial growers

This document is a partial list of resources for growers and does not imply endorsement by North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, or North Carolina Cooperative Extension of any of the companies, products, or organizations listed.

Written By

Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production Call Debbie E-mail Debbie N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center
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