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Country Folks Grower is a business to business publication offering coast to coast coverage through three regional editions.

Each monthly issue covers all facets of growing and marketing fresh market and ornamental crops.

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Keeping dreams and the spirit of Christmas trees alive

Emmet Van Driesche with his arm full of wreaths ready to be decorated for Christmas at Pieropan Christmas Tree Farm in Ashfield, MA. Photo by Laura Rodley

by Laura Rodley

High on the slopes of Ashfield, MA, is a plentitude of Christmas trees first planted […]

Riding a wave of success

Today, Rob Ruhlig is in charge of marketing, promotion and sales of farm and greenhouse products – the position his dad previously held. Photo courtesy of Ruhlig Farms & Gardens

by Sally Colby

In 1970, David and Rose Ruhlig started a 43-acre farm and greenhouse business […]

Hydroponic and loco

Along with microgreens, El Loco Coyote Farms grows baby and petite salad greens. Owner Ron Maes has also expanded to peppers, tomatoes and fingerling potatoes. Photo courtesy of Ron Maes

by Aliya Hall

It was Ron Maes’s 25-year background in construction finance that helped motivate him […]

Sharing Christmas cheer

Sonya Showers begins making wreaths in mid-November, using fresh-cut greens from trees that either won’t be harvested or have had the tops harvested. Photo by Sally Colby

by Sally Colby

Between operating a Christmas tree farm, an orchard, a tree nursery and raising five children, […]

Stumping for houseplant partnerships

Brian and Emily Kellett, founders of STUMP, shared that their key to success is knowledgeable employees who know the plants they’re selling inside and out. Photo by Courtney Llewellyn

by Courtney Llewellyn

Perhaps you know someone who describes themselves as a plant mom […]

Managing deer

An electric fence with offset wires interferes with depth perception and can deter deer from attempting to jump it. It’s important that any electric fence remains “hot” with a good charger. Photo by Sally Colby

by Sally Colby

Nearly everyone who grows a crop outdoors has encountered […]