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.
Bulbs, tubers and bare roots
Pops of color in the garden are harbingers of several seasons for both home gardeners and commercial landscapers. The Berbee family has made it their business to supply high quality bulbs and other plant material to both local and nationwide customers.
Leo Berbee began bulb production and distribution in Holland, and in 1972, his son Henk opened a distribution warehouse in Ohio for the Leo Berbee Bulb Company. Henk’s son Bob […]
Helping people grow
Many New England farms have seen major changes from one generation to the next, including Peckham’s Greenhouse in Little Compton, RI. Although the Peckham family […]
The next generation shares best practices
The American Farm Bureau Federation says that “young” farmers and ranchers are those age 35 and under. Just because they have less years on this planet doesn’t mean […]
Saving energy without sacrificing quality
Energy costs are a concern for every greenhouse grower, and it can be difficult to cut corners. Dr. Garrett Owen, assistant professor, sustainable greenhouse nursery systems, […]
New markets with nutraceuticals
Let’s begin by defining “nutraceutical.” It is a product isolated or purified from foods that is generally sold in medicinal forms not usually associated with a food. A nutraceutical […]
Mindful communication during a farm transition
“During the farm transition process, we can feel frustrated, feel like we’re grasping at straws to find solutions. We also become suspicious of other people. Sometimes […]
Finding the right herbal farm property
You can do so much on so little, especially with herbs. That was the message Michael Kilpatrick, founder of Growing Farmers and the Farm on Central in Franklin, Ohio, […]
Various ventilation options for tunnel growers
Chris Callahan and Becky Maden of University of Vermont Extension discussed high tunnel ventilation during a Vermont Vegetable & Berry Growers Association webinar. […]
Focus on farmer physical fitness
“Bending, squatting, grabbing, twisting, pulling, pushing, cutting, walking, running, jumping, dragging, digging, pounding, lifting, tossing, catching, reaching. These are all […]
What has shifted in ag consumer engagement
About 10 years ago, farmers started to feel this pressure, this need to pay attention and be involved in consumer engagement. “It’s a weird thing that we agreed consumer […]
Corporate efficiency for greenhouse operations?
Many are familiar with the phrase “stop and smell the roses,” which encourages us to take a break from our usual hustle and bustle. A presentation at Cultivate’22, however, […]
Thoughts on Weather
I just finished an excellent book, “Mountain Man: John Colter, the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Call of The American West” […]