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Optimizing Flavor During Production: Tree Fruit & Vegetables [CRAFT]

July 26, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Take your growing methods to the next level by implementing production techniques to optimize flavor. Ike Kerschner and his crew at North Star Orchard and Vegetable CSA will share the practices they use to achieve optimal flavor in their perennial tree fruit and annual vegetable crops. You’ll learn about North Star’s irrigation regime and soil management system, how to recognize harvest windows, and other strategies for producing an unrivaled product.

North Star has been producing high-quality tree fruit for over twenty years and growing vegetables for CSA distribution for over a decade. In 2017, North Star added an on-farm store to their business model.

Speaker information

North Star owner and operator Ike Kershner graduated from Penn State and has become well-known in the area for his expertise growing vinifera wine grapes on innovative trellis systems, and for his knowledge and experience growing and breeding unique fruits and vegetables.

Additional information

This is a CRAFT event. CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training) events are designed for aspiring and beginning farmers, but can nonetheless provide valuable opportunities for experienced farmers to glean insights from their peers.


Take a look at our frequently asked questions about our workshops and events. Otherwise, please contact this event’s coordinator, Aaron de Long, by email at aaron@pasafarming.org or by phone at (814) 349-9856 x25.

Optimizing Flavor During Production: Tree Fruits & Vegetables [CRAFT]

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Date: Thu, July 26, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: North Star Orchard and Vegetable CSA
3232 Limestone Road
Cochranville, PA 19330

Cost: Free Register Now

Event Category: PASA Events