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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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Creating a customer experience

by Sally Colby

John Roba had a dream: to own a Christmas tree farm. That dream came true in 1984 when he and his wife Sue purchased a former dairy farm in Lackawanna County, PA. They started planting Christmas trees and opened for cut-your-own tree in 1990. But they didn’t stop […]

Simple Gifts Farm and its legacy of good luck

by Laura Rodley

The stars are aligned over Jeremy Barker Plotkin. In 2005, when he was searching for a piece of property to farm in Amherst, MA, he happened to drive by a property on North Pleasant Street when a not-yet-current neighbor was pounding in a post with a sign that […]

Project planning for post-harvest efficiency, profitability, food safety

by Katie Navarra

The efficient flow of wash-pack zones is a post-harvest necessity. On Aug. 1, the University of Vermont (UVM) and the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Eastern New York (CCEENY) invited local producers to discuss post-harvest handling challenges and considerations when planning wash-pack zones. Paul and Sandy Arnold of Pleasant Valley Farm […]

Salad subscriptions and urban farmstays

by Enrico Villamaino

For some time, the USDA has noted with trepidation that the age of the average American farmer is creeping upward; it currently stands at 58 years old. While this trend may paint a worrying picture for the future of American farming, a newer trend is emerging that may […]

Godard’s Red Hen Farm LLC and Mineral Hills Winery

Sue Godard with wine made from fruit from Godard’s Red Hen Farm LLC in the tasting room of their winery.

by Laura Rodley

Mead, a wine made from honey from your own hives, and apple wine and blueberry wine made from the fruit harvested on your farm. […]