The award winning team of Foley and Carpenter traveled to 8 states to tell the story of the U.S. strawberry industry by talking with farmers and workers, scientist and communities that celebrate the delicious fruit. The 'Favored Strawberry' was funded by the NSSI.



The purpose of the National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative (NSSI) is to move sustainable production forward through innovation, application of new technology, demonstration, outreach/extension, and education, ultimately resulting in increased sustainable production and supply of strawberries to American consumers.


Tools & Resources

Strawberry E-Books

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Success in the Field

Outputs of Phase 2 projects including links to publications and videos and profiles of growers.

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Moving the Needle

Results and outputs of Phase 1 projects including links to publications and videos.





See our Youtube Channel for informative videos on all aspects of our project.

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