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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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Growing and connecting the keys of KidsGardening

Connecting with others also involved in youth gardening is now easier than ever. Photo courtesy of KidsGardening

by Courtney Llewellyn

Kids introduced to gardening at a young age are more likely to become lifelong horticulture enthusiasts, and with more people gardening than ever, it’s a perfect time to get involved […]

Keeping up with trends

Carla Varner has been taking over the business founded by her parents Jack and Mary (pictured) more than 35 years ago. There are now more than five acres of greenhouses on site. Photo courtesy of Varner’s Greenhouse

by Sally Colby

For nurseries and garden centers striving to remain viable, change is key. Although Varner’s Greenhouse and Nursery in Niles, MI,

Adding value with cut flowers

Betsy Busche of Spongetta’s Garden, working on an arrangement for Art in Bloom at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Photo by Courtney Llewellyn

by Tamara Scully

Bouquets are everywhere – in grocery stores, at florists, alongside the vegetables at the farm stand and even the gas station checkout counter. Those hoping to profitably grow and sell market bouquets […]

Perennial appeal

Jesse Eastman had to consider taking over Fort Collins Nursery from his father on several occasions, but since he kept working with plants, eventually it just made sense. Photo courtesy of Fort Collins Nursery

by Sally Colby

When Jesse Eastman started college, his plans didn’t include returning to the greenhouse and nursery his parents started. Although the Fort Collins Nursery,

Portland Nursery offers wide selection, landscaping services

Sara Ori, president and co-owner of Portland Nursery. Ori took the nursery over from her dad on Dec. 31, 2020. Photo by Aliya Hall

by Aliya Hall

With two locations on five acres in the Portland metro area, Portland Nursery has embedded itself into the fabric of the city. […]

It takes a village: Ebert’s Greenhouse Village

Ebert’s Greenhouse Village’s Field House was home to their pansy display on opening weekend. Photo by Gail March Yerke

by Gail March Yerke

Not many of us can say that we knew our calling in life at the age of 9, but Mark Ebert of Ebert’s Greenhouse Village said he did. […]