Category: Agribusiness

So Del Concepts bartender becomes gardner thanks to caring managers

By Kathy Canavan Chris Wertz’s life has taken a fairy tale twist, thanks to two restaurant managers. Wertz, who gave up his Brooklyn, N.Y., bartending job to move closer to family, made fast friends with the late restaurateur Matt Haley upon his arrival in Rehoboth Beach. Two years ago, Haley hired Wentz to barkeep at…

FDA regulations grow fresh demands for Delaware farmers

By Christi Milligan The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension has incorporated the impact of FSMA into their workshops and educational materials. David Marvel Jr. just finished planting nearly a quarter of a million watermelon seeds on his family’s Houston, Delaware, farm. August should bring both the harvest and news about federal regulations that could impact the…