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US (MI): "Farmers market growers love AAS winners"

At the recent Great Lakes Expo, which is a fruit, vegetable and farm market show held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, it became clear that many farmerís market growers are familiar with and great supporters of All-America Selections and AAS Winners. The AAS and NGB booth saw a lot of traffic to find out which new varieties are now available. Many breeders who have AAS Winners featured them in their booths, such as PanAmerican Seed, PureLine Seed, and Johnnyís Selected Seeds.

The best conversation at the show was with a farmerís market grower from Canada. He was very well-versed in AAS Winners and had many success stories about his customersí interest in AAS Winners and asking for them by variety name. When this grower was asked how he decided which new varieties to trial, he answered by saying his trust in the history and performance of AAS Winners always made them a safe choice. When asked how many varieties he usually starts with when growing something new to the market, he replied: ďIf itís just any new variety, Iíll start with 50 plants. But, if itís an AAS Winner, Iíll start with 500 plants.Ē

For more information:
All-America Selections
Diane Blazek

Publication date: 1/10/2018



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