In fall of 2013, Blue Fruit Farm co-owners Jim Riddle and Joyce Ford were featured in a La Crosse Tribune article called "Organic Pacesetters", which outlines the role the couple played in the organic movement. In response to the article, Meg Moynihan of the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture commented, "Over the years those two have done just about everything organic there is: farmed, inspected, written standards, manuals, and publications, served on Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force and National Organic Standards Board, trained, taught, presented, advocated, consulted, monitored pipeline installation….the list goes on and on and on!!!"

Channel 19 WXOW also did a story on the MOSES Women in Agriculture farm tour held at Blue Fruit Farm on August 9. The URL is:

KSMQ Public TV in Austin, MN, featured Blue Fruit Farm in its Garden Connections show in August 2013. Access the broadcast in its entirety by clicking here to learn more about Blue Fruit Farm, our practices, and the importance of organic farming.

Read Jim and Joyce's article Thoughtful Planning Yields Perennial Crop of Blue Fruits published in the May 2014 issue of the Organic Broadcaster to learn more about our production practices. During the winter of 2016-17, Jim gave a number of presentations on berry growing. He also gave a keynote at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farming Association (OEFFA). The Cleveland Plain Dealer did a story on his presentation. See the following to read: 

In April 2017, Jim received the Dragonfly Award from Beyond Pesticides for his long time contributions to organic integrity. See the article in the Winona Post: