PFI FIeld Day
Join the Franzenburgs at Pheasant Run Farm as they take us through the production and marketing of two of their farm’s enterprises – cut flowers and produce. We will tour their fields and greenhouses, and they will share the post-harvest handling techniques that allow them to deliver high-quality products to markets. Teresa Hermsen, a local florist from Timber Gate Gardens in Belle Plaine, and Mike Krough, a produce buyer from New Pioneer Food Co-op, will both share their expertise on the characteristics they are looking for when purchasing flowers and produce directly from the farm.
HOSTS: Eric, Ann and Calvin Franzenburg • Pheasant Run Farm 6925 19th Ave. • Van Horne • 52346 (319) 228-8758 • firstname.lastname@example.org pheasantrunfarmiowa.com
TOPICS: • Cut flowers, production to market • Fruits, production to market (blueberries and strawberries) • Vegetables, production to market (tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers) • Post-harvest storage and packaging