2011 Recipient: Todd Nolt

watauganoltwebTodd Nolt, Sunny Side Farm

$3,000 — Fall Bearing Raspberries

Todd is establishing a small scale fall bearing raspberry crop, focusing on growing four different varieties that have demonstrated strong performance in taste, appearance, post harvest integrity and yield for the area. His venture demonstrates to local and regional farmers the viability of direct marketed and you-pick raspberry production as a small-scale diversification opportunity.

Using information from NCSU and the Upper Mountain Research Station, Todd is following the best practices, increasing the likelihood of success for providing an affordable, healthy, fresh and locally produced fruit to the area.

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