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2014 Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to Nate and Tim Nourse, of Nourse Farms, Inc., recipients of NARBA's 2014 Distinguised Service Award at the 2014 North American Raspberry and Blackberry Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvana. 

In photo: 2013 NARBA president Nathan Milburn, at left, and Nate Nourse, on the right.

NARBA's next conference is planned for Fayetteville, Arkansas, in February 2015. Contact NARBA to be sure you are on our mailing list for more information.

For Berry Lovers:
  • Find a farm near you! Visit our Searchable List of Member Farms. You can search by state or Canadian province.
  • Yummy and healthful! Raspberries and blackberries have many health benefits, including cancer-fighting compounds. Find out more.
  • Why do raspberries have little hairs? See our FAQs.
  • How do you freeze raspberries and blackberries?  See our recommendations.

Featured Recipe: Black Raspberry Jam
Black Raspberry Jam. We had the opportunity to sample this at the conference... made from new variety "Niwot".
Request for Proposals. The North American Bramble Growers Research Foundation (NABGRF) funds blackberry & raspberry research. The 2014 grants have been determined and are posted here.  Proposals for the next cycle will be due in December. 

News for Growers:

Miss the March 13 webinar on organic blackberry production? Find the recording and handouts online.

A Processed Red Raspberry Promotions program has been approved by USDA. A similar program for fresh market blackberries has been put on hold. Learn more.   

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