Category: Agribusiness

Dover, Del. –– LEADelaware, the state’s agriculture and natural resources leadership program, is accepting applications for its fourth fellowship class, which will run for two years starting in January 2016. Applications must be received by Nov. 13; applicants will be notified of their selection in early December. LEADelaware is designed to help build the next…

Delaware farmers take precautions against avian flu

By Christi Milligan As waterfowl begin their migration south, poultry farmers say they’re hopeful the journey doesn’t include a Delmarva pit stop, keeping the industry free from the highly pathogenic strain of the avian flu that has decimated 48 million birds to the west. But they’re preparing just in case. Georgie Catanza, a Dover farmer…

Newark’s old co-op turns 40, embarks on a larger mission

By Christi Milligan The challenge was this: How to take a 40-year-old grocery store birthed among the first generation of consumers committed to an organic, farm-to-table lifestyle, and rebrand it in a way that could attract like-minded millennials. Last year, Newark Natural Foods Co-op was already poised to move from their longtime location on Main…

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…