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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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Historic farm grows with diversity

The Horan brothers started farming in 1990. Today, they’re happy to see more and more customers wanting to visit their farm and buy locally-grown produce.
Photo courtesy of Waldingfield Farm

by Sally Colby

Acreage that had been farmed continuously for more than 200 years is now home to a thriving vegetable farm, thanks to brothers Daniel, Quincy and Patrick Horan […]

Entering a new era with wild blueberry wine

Eric Martin, one of the founders of Bluet, inspecting some of the wild blueberry bushes in Maine.
Photo courtesy of Bluet

by Courtney Llewellyn

It was forward-thinking Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau who first called wild blueberries “bluets.” Now, forward-thinking vintners Michael Terrien and Eric Martin […]

Learning to enjoy the journey

While she admitted her first attempts at pruning were less than perfect, Lisa Rettinger learns more each year from both her own experience and spring pruning workshops.
Photo courtesy of Grandview Orchard

by Sally Colby

When Lisa Rettinger decided to make a career change, she made a rather drastic move – purchasing an overgrown orchard. […]

Fewer visitors but successful seasons

To cut down on contact points and lines forming, Lynd Fruit Farm charged visitors on their way in to the sunflower patch rather than on the way out.
Photo courtesy of Lynd Fruit Farm

by Courtney Llewellyn

Wrapping up its series of agritourism roundtables last month, NAFDMA, the International Tourism Association, highlighted the success stories of three operations […]

Heritage hard ciders at AeppelTreow Winery & Distillery

To decide what cultivars to use, Charles McGonegal evaluates each year’s regional apple harvest. “I see what’s ‘nifty,’ what speaks to me,” he said. He runs AeppelTreow with his wife, Melissa.
Photo courtesy of AeppelTreow Winery & Distillery

by Gail March Yerke

Sometimes simply the name of a business can set the tone. For example, the words “AeppelTreow” […]

Waking up walnut’s potential in New York State

by Courtney Llewellyn

How do you start a new farming enterprise? Sow seeds, grow plants, harvest. It seems simple enough – except sometimes those plants take years to grow to maturity. Sometimes the potential for a new crop is there, but a region’s climate may have other ideas. […]