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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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Farmers market SNAP program continues to grow

by Gail March Yerke

Does your farmers market accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit cards? If not, you may be missing out on a program that offers both a significant additional income stream for your vendors and an important service for the most vulnerable members of your community. […]

Using greenhouse temperature to your advantage

by Courtney Llewellyn

Using temperature to maximize crop quality and profitability is a critical part of growing in greenhouses. It was also the topic discussed by John Erwin, Ph.D., of the Plant Science & Landscape Architecture Department with the University of Maryland at Cultivate’22. […]

For the customers

When Art Smith and Mary Eckstrom purchased the East Pierre Landscape and Garden Center seven years ago, they had no experience operating a business. But as the couple read books […]

For the love of plants

There are plenty of ways to start a nursery business, and it didn’t take Erik Rosenbaum long to figure out what worked for his family. His daughter Annette Fentress, who helms the business […]

Starting out right with CBD hemp

Marguerite Bolt, hemp Extension specialist at Purdue University, said growing hemp is much like learning to grow other crops – there’s a learning curve.

Many established growers and first-time farmers […]

Establishing a commercial hops yard

“Beer is recession-proof. Even when things are going poorly, people still like their beer,” said Tanner DelValle, a horticulture educator at Penn State Extension. […]

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