Blue Fruit Farm in the Media
Summer Blues – At Blue Fruit Farm, organic expertise brings out the best in berries
THE FARMER AND THE CHEF
Blue Fruit Farm receives lavish praise in a new book written by the Minnesota Farmers Union, Bruce Miller, Claudine Arndt, and photographer Katie Cannon.
BETTER HOMES AND GARDEN
Have you heard of Honeyberries? Check out this super-fruits in the February 2020 edition.
Check out the Farmer Progress article about Jim and Joyce being named 2019 Farmers of the Year!
FOOD FREEDOM RADIO
Jim was interviewed on Food Freedom Radio which aired on their March 2nd, 2019 broadcast. We encourage you to check out the entire broadcast but Jim’s interview starts 15 minutes into the broadcast.
Jim and Joyce were named Farmers of the Year for 2019 at MOSES Organic Conference. Check out the interview on this podcast.
Joyce and Jim have been named the 2019 MOSES Organic Farmers of the Year! They are truly honored and humbled by this award, and know that they have had tremendous support over the years for all they have done – thank you! You can read about the award in this Organic Broadcaster article.
Blue Fruit Farm is featured in a new 15 minute documentary titled “Persistence: Midwestern Farmers and their Uncommon Crops”. This charming film, put together by the Savanna Institute, explores the challenges, successes, and principles of diversified fruit and nut farming.
AMERICAN FRUIT GROWER
In this front page article learn how Blue Fruit Farm is an Organic Farm on the Cutting Edge of New Fruits and Consumer Education and enjoy the beautiful photos by Laurie Schneider.
MN FARMERS UNION
“We wouldn’t have culture without agriculture” is Jim Riddle’s opening line in this three-part film produced by Minnesota Farmers Union. The first part focuses on the roots of Minnesota farming followed by an exploration of our food systems and closes with the history of Minnesota Farmers Union. Joyce and Katie also share their wisdom in this beautiful film.
In this in-depth podcast Jim Riddle discuses organic policy and the need to protect organic integrity.
THE SEATTLE TIMES
Blue Fruit Farm was featured in The Seattle Times 2018 article “Minnesota fruit farm has a variety of unique berries”.
IN HER BOOTS PODCAST
Joyce was featured in three podcasts explaining her farm story, how to market fruit, and giving advice to beginning farmers. Listen to the podcasts here and scroll down to episodes 44 through 46.
WINONA POST ARTICLE
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.
THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER
In this thought provoking article, organic farm leader Jim Riddle seeks common ground with Donald Trump, conservatives.
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.
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.
LA CROSSE TRIBUNE
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!!!”