Jim Riddle and Joyce Ford Announced as MOSES Organic Farmer of the Year
Jim Riddle and Joyce Ford of Blue Fruit Farm in Winona, Minnesota, have been selected by Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) as the 2019 Organic Farmer of the Year. Jim and Joyce have been actively involved in organic agriculture for decades, as farmers, educators, organic inspectors, and policy advocates. They currently produce organic blue fruit: blueberries, black currants, aronia berries, elderberries, honeyberries, juneberries, and plums, which they market wholesale, direct to consumers, and as value-added products. They also provide native prairie seeds from prairie that they have established surrounding their fruit field.