Alaska-grown apples, blueberries and even cherries may be available in your local grocery store in the not-too-distant future. The fruit growing industry in the state is still in the start-up stages, but interest in the field is expanding rapidly. A yearly agriculture conference that wrapped up today in Palmer included fruit growers for the first time. Stephen Brown, an agriculture specialist with UAF’s Cooperative Extension Service, organized the conference.
Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage
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