Today’s guest blog post comes from our friends at the Michigan Apple Committee. Learn more about one of the many growers they work with, the Youngquist family! Youngquist Farm is a 180-acre orchard, located on the “Fruit Ridge” in Kent City, MI. Mark Youngquist, a 5th generation grower, works alongside his father, Wayne Youngquist and son, Jordan Youngquist on their family-operated farm. While Mark’s great-grandfather originally purchased the land, it was his grandfather, Carlton, who planted the first orchard.
While my family in Pennsylvania braved the first winter blast, I was lucky enough not only to find myself in Florida, but on a strawberry farm! Thanks to Sue Harrell (aka Strawberry Sue), Marketing Director for the Florida Strawberry Growers Association (FSGA), the Produce for Kids team was treated to a day filled with strawberries.