Podcast Episode 80: Behind the Scenes of a Family Orchard

Let’s learn about how fruits are grown and harvested. Specifically, apples, pears, peaches, and much more from McMullin Orchards in Utah.  Angie McMullin from McMullin Orchards will give us a glimpse of what it’s liking working for a family owned and operated orchard.  Angie will explain how the orchard was started, managing multiple harvest times, educating consumers, and much more!  


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Don’t forget to check out McMullin Orchard at the links below: 

McMullin Website

McMullin Orchard on Instagram

Show Notes:

  • History of McMullin Orchard
  • Process of growing apples, pears, peaches, cherries, and many other fruits
  • Planting fruit trees and planning out crops
  • Organic vs conventional
  • Harvesting fruits
  • Processing and Shipping to stores or consumers
  • Education consumers
  • Utah agriculture
  • Common misconceptions

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Podcast Episode 53: Growing both organic and conventional crops


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Season 2 is here!  Our first guest is April Clayton, Ph.D., with Red Apple Orchard.  With season 2, we will be learning more about the differences and similarities between organic and conventional agriculture.  April just so happens to do both types of production with her apple and cherry operations.  In our interview today, April and I will chat about her background, the orchards organic and conventional methods, and April’s thoughts on consumer viewpoints towards organic produce.  Listen to the episode below, or on your podcast app of choice!

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Check out April and Red Apple Orchard at the links below:

April on Twitter

Red Apple Orchard on Facebook

Show Notes:

  • Background of Red Apple Orchard
  • April’s background
  • Growing both organic and conventional
  • Storing apples and cherries
  • Demand for organic fruit
  • Reasons growers choose organic
  • What organic production looks like
  • Are organic pesticides toxic?
  • History of the organic movement
  • Common misconceptions consumers have on organic production
  • Do consumers want organic produce and do they know what that means?
  • Is organic production more consumer-focused or environmentally focused?
  • Biggest hurdles in communicating with consumers


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