Local economic development: apple growing

Northfielder and Fireside Orchard & Gardens owner Todd Harvey is featured in this Apples in Minnesota video produced by Minnesota 2020, "a progressive, new media, non-partisan think tank focused on what really matters."

Minnesota produces some of the highest quality apples in the country.  Varieties developed at the University of Minnesota are grown all over the country, but are especially bred and adapted for the Minnesota climate.  There is tremendous growth potential for the apple industry to grow across the state, but more research, innovation from growers, and support from consumers are all slices of the local food economy.

Thanks to Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist, for the alert.

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