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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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Nurturing hardy trees

Allison Bruns hadn’t planned on operating a Christmas tree farm, but she’s now in her sixth season and is already seeing repeat customers. Photo courtesy of Misty Ridge Tree Farm

by Sally Colby

When Allison Bruns purchased property in Oregon City, OR, her intention was to use it for her horses. […]

Fruit for all seasons

John Bzdil at Dries Orchards grows a lot – strawberries, blackberries, cherries, peaches, nectarines, pears, grapes and apples. Photo by Sally Colby

by Sally Colby

When Ken and Mary Jo Dries determined it was time for someone to start taking over the business management side of their orchard, […]

Growing through diversification

The Wolcyn family grows a variety of trees on more than 1,000 acres. The soil varies among growing sites, with some sandy loam and some lighter soil, which is good for growing conifers, especially firs, but irrigation is necessary. Photo courtesy of Wolcyn Tree Farms

by Sally Colby

Trees are a serious business for the Wolcyn family of Cambridge, MN. […]

Evolving from hand-me-down horticulture

For over 40 years, Panayoti Kelaidis has served as a curator and director of outreach at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Photo courtesy of Panayoti Kelaidis

by Enrico Villamaino

For a very long time, landscape architects in the American West had to use what Panayoti Kelaidis dubbed “hand-me-down horticulture.” […]

Invaders for sale: How to stop the intentional spread of invasives

Oriental bittersweet is a threat to native environments by aggressively choking out other woody plants. Photo courtesy of JW Shultz/RISCC

by Courtney Llewellyn

A team of researchers has found that existing regulatory and ethical guidelines are not limiting the widespread introduction of invasive plants. […]

Cornell Farm Nursery and Café keeps expanding

(From top left) Siblings Berkeley, Ranann and Zoe Blatter stand behind their parents Ed Blatter and Deby Barnhart. The family runs Cornell Farm Nursery and Cafe. Photo courtesy of Cornell Farm Nursery

by Aliya Hall

When Ed Blatter’s parents asked him and his wife, Deby Barnhart, if they were interested in opening a nursery […]