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The Currant Crossroads
Posted by: By NICOLE DELAWDER Published: Wednesday, May 9, 2012

We know the Hudson Valley boasts a bounty of gourmet goodness, from the Culinary Institute of America to the sought-after farmers markets and new restaurants popping up in once vacant sites. But there’s a rebel fruit out there that may change the way not only us in the Hudson Valley looks at food, but America as a whole.

Mike and Kacey Show in the Morning
Greg Quinn talks to Mike and Kacey in the Morning
Posted by: Mike and Kacey Show in the Morning Published: Thursday, March 22, 2012

Greg Quinn is interviewed on the Mike & Kacey Show on 100.7 WHUD about the impact of the warm weather on plants and crops.  Click here to listen to listen to the interview.

To learn more about the show, go to http://www.whud.com/morning_show/.

Joy Y. Wang
Last Chance Foods: Currant Affairs
Posted by: Joy Y. Wang Published: Friday, July 22, 2011

July 22, 2011

In Brooklyn, it’s illegal for donkeys to sleep in bathtubs. It’s also against the law in New York to walk around with an ice cream cone in your pocket on Sunday or to wear slippers after 10 P.M. While these are some of the sillier examples of arcane laws leftover from bygone days, up until 2003, it was also illegal to cultivate black currants in New York state.

Listen here for the entire show on NPR.

A Tart Berry Reintroduces Itself
Posted by: INDRANI SEN Published: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

“What I’m trying to do is create a crop that farmers can actually make some money on,” Mr. Quinn said as he strode along his rows of black currant bushes.

He has helped other farms start black currant crops. And he imports black currants for his nationally distributed juice, CurrantC — a way to “prime the pump,” he said, by introducing Americans to the charms of black currants.

Poughkeepsie Journal
Currant grower reaps success / Juice is big hit following lifting 1911 ban
Posted by: Poughkeepsie Journal Published: Tuesday, September 19, 2006

"Greg Quinn's black currant juice hit the market this spring...In the six weeks since his CurrantC
has been bottled, he's reaped the rewards of that exposure."

Delta Sky Magazine
Interview With a Chef
Posted by: Delta Sky Magazine Published: Thursday, June 1, 2006

"Get Greg Quinn started on the little berries called currants and you'll soon find yourself a
connoisseur of currant affairs. "Currants are fantastic!" insists Quinn, president and founder of
The Currant Company, which he says is the first and only company in the United States to produce
currant products domestically and make them available nationally."
"They have twice the antioxidants of blueberries, four times the vitamin C of oranges and twice the
potassium of bananas, and are filled with nutraceuticals such as calcium, magnesium, and
riboflavin...they help lower blood pressure and are influential in the treatment of eye and skin
disorders. Most importantly, they have recently been found to help prevent Alzheimer's disease."


The Post Standard (Syracuse, NY )
Juicy Tale of Redemption; Black Currants Return to New York After 84-Year Ban.
Posted by: The Post Standard (Syracuse, NY ) Published: Sunday, May 8, 2005

"A forbidden fruit, exiled from the farmlands of New York nearly a century ago, is making a comeback that could provide a $20 million boost to state agribusiness...The dark-colored berry is chock-full of health benefits...And three varieties now are resistant to the white pine disease that once caused panic."


Currant Events Forbidden Fruit in Dutchess County
Posted by: On the Road Published: Monday, November 1, 2004

"Most people probably think black currant bushes are bird food...This is the first crop to offer a
potential profit in decades. And that's pretty exciting...the real story behind currants is the fact
that currants are incredibly healthy...The market potential is extraordinary."


Poughkeepsie Journal
Local grower helps give little berries a big boost, New law removes restrictions on currants
Posted by: Poughkeepsie Journal Published: Friday, August 8, 2003

"A force behind the new law, currant grower and entrepreneur, Greg Quinn, said a feasibility study has shown that black currants could become a $20 million-a-year crop in New York state...Besides their potential to make money for farmers, black currants contain important vitamins and minerals and have higher antioxidant properties than other dark berries like blueberries. Antioxidants are believed to help prevent degenerative diseases such as cancer and heart disease."

Bring back black currants; Few Americans grow the European favorite.
Posted by: Hawk Eye Published: Saturday, July 12, 2003

"Besides good fruit and pleasant aroma, black currants have other qualities to recommend their
planting. Deer evidently concur with Gerard about the aroma, because they rarely nibble the
plants. Insects, diseases, even birds, similarly keep their distance. The only care you need give this
plant is to cut stems that bore fruit to ground level."