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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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Sustainability through growing practices

The Mediterranean climate in Red Bluff means cool, mild winters and hot, dry summers that allow a variety of year-round crops. Photo courtesy of Red Gate Ranch

by Sally Colby

Fueled by a desire to provide healthy, good nutrition for themselves and others, Audrey Pascone and Heather Austin decided it was time […]

Farm to restaurant: Chicago chef starts his own farm

Farm Manager Dre Groh is one of the driving forces behind the farm started by renowned Chicago chef Gray McNally. Photo courtesy of Vintage Prairie Farm

by Gail March Yerke

When renowned Chicago chef Gray McNally found it difficult to source his preferred vegetable and herb varieties for his restaurants, […]

Thriving in a challenging climate

Rosemary and Gerard Croizet turned the dairy farm that once belonged to her mother into a thriving vegetable and plant operation in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Photo courtesy of Berry Creek Farm

by Sally Colby

Rosemary Croizet enjoyed growing up on a farm, and farming is how she met her husband Gerard. […]

AmericanHort economist recaps and predicts

The labor shortage experienced over the past several years will likely continue as some workers retire and others re-evaluate their desire to continue working in agriculture. Photo by Sally Colby

by Sally Colby

It’s been an interesting and challenging 24 months for the horticulture industry. In a recent AmericanHort webinar, […]

Making assumptions of the hemp market

by Sonja Heyck-Merlin

In the first of a three-part webinar series sponsored by UVM Northwest Crops and Soils Program, Northeast Extension Risk Management Education and SARE, Rose Wilson discussed the basics of marketing hemp for those interested in entering the industry. […]

Hygienic design for food safety

Think through how product comes in from the field, goes through a wash cycle, into a cooler and packed out. Ideally, this would be a straight, single-pass flow. Photo by Sally Colby

by Sally Colby

Both consumers and regulations demand that fruit and vegetable production maintain a certain level of cleanliness, […]