Driscoll's field tour 2018

Raspberries grown in containers on a Driscoll's test farm in Watsonville, CA.
Raspberries grown in containers on a Driscoll's test farm in Watsonville, CA.
Parker Weiss, Applied Research and Agronomy Manager with Driscoll's and John Eiskamp, a grower for Driscoll's talk to the group of visitors that is made up of Organic Produce Summit attendees.
Parker Weiss, Applied Research and Agronomy Manager with Driscoll's and John Eiskamp, a grower for Driscoll's talk to the group of visitors that is made up of Organic Produce Summit attendees.
Container-grown raspberries ready to be harvested in a few weeks.
Container-grown raspberries ready to be harvested in a few weeks.
These raspberries are from a different block and will soon be harvested.
These raspberries are from a different block and will soon be harvested.
Sunshine raspberry variety has a much lighter color than 'traditional' varieties.
Sunshine raspberry variety has a much lighter color than 'traditional' varieties.
These raspberry plants are being harvested at the time of the visit. The same plants are picked every other day.
These raspberry plants are being harvested at the time of the visit. The same plants are picked every other day.
Just harvested.
Just harvested.
In the back of the picture, laborers are picking raspberries. All fruit is harvested by hand.
In the back of the picture, laborers are picking raspberries. All fruit is harvested by hand.
Raspberry packing station in the field. Freshly harvested raspberries are put in clamshells, weighed on a scale and transported to the coolers.
Raspberry packing station in the field. Freshly harvested raspberries are put in clamshells, weighed on a scale and transported to the coolers.
In March, these raspberries were taken out of the cooler and put outdoors.
In March, these raspberries were taken out of the cooler and put outdoors.
Parker Weiss explains to the group why Driscoll's is moving into container farming for berries.
Parker Weiss explains to the group why Driscoll's is moving into container farming for berries.
A group of primarily produce buyers learns more about berry production at Driscoll's.
A group of primarily produce buyers learns more about berry production at Driscoll's.
Part of the demo farm is dedicated to blackberries.
Part of the demo farm is dedicated to blackberries.
Containers with berries under tunnels.
Containers with berries under tunnels.
Sara Palmisano with C&S Wholesale Grocers and Raquel Mello with Hapco Farms attend the Driscoll's tour.
Sara Palmisano with C&S Wholesale Grocers and Raquel Mello with Hapco Farms attend the Driscoll's tour.
Joe Eisinger with Nathel & Nathel and Allison Bennett with Ace Natural at Driscoll's field tour.
Joe Eisinger with Nathel & Nathel and Allison Bennett with Ace Natural at Driscoll's field tour.

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