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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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NICH helps you find the resources you need

The National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture, whose mission is to grow a healthy world through the art, science and business of plants, gardens and landscapes, recently shared a detailed array of resources for growers during its “Doing Business Under Difficult Circumstances: Finding the Resources You Need” webinar. […]

A new business supporting farmers opens mid-pandemic

Michelle Piacente and Erich Smith went ahead and opened the Farmer’s Grind on March 19 because of a dedication to supporting local farmers.
Photo courtesy of the Farmer’s Grind

by Courtney Llewellyn

Last summer, Michelle Piacente and her fiancé Erich Smith were struck with the inspiration to open a new coffee shop/farmers market inside Copia Home and Garden, serving Westchester and Fairfield counties […]

Direct marketing ideas for the Garden State

Lauren Errickson of Rutgers’ Ag Experiment Station makes a point about the New Brunswick Community Farmers Market.
Photo by Richard Skelly

by Richard Skelly

FREEHOLD, NJ – Bill and Lauren Errickson discussed new ideas for direct marketing to a packed house of vegetable and fruit growers as part of the Central New Jersey Vegetable Growers’ Association’s annual meeting.

Ethnic, specialty vegetables expert discusses options for Mid-Atlantic farmers

Dr. Albert Ayeni makes point about ethnic and specialty crop research at NOFA-NJ 30th annual winter conference.
Photo by Richard Skelly

by Richard Skelly

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Many farmers offering produce in ethnically diverse states are experiencing growing consumer demand for vegetables like amaranth, roselle (a type of hibiscus), habanero peppers, okra and chufa (yellow nutsedge or tiger nuts).

Beware the bindweed, amaranth and waterhemp

Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie, professor of weed ecology and management for specialty crops in horticulture, stated she is “really, really, really terrified” of Palmer amaranth and waterhemp getting footholds in New York State.
Photo by Courtney Llewellyn

by Courtney Llewellyn

Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie, assistant professor of horticulture at Cornell, focuses her work on biology-based research, crop injury and weed management. […]