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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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AmericanHort’s Cultivate’21

After a year in which virtual gatherings reigned supreme, vendors and visitors were welcomed back to the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio for Cultivate‘21.

The premier event for the entire horticulture industry took place in person this year July 10 – 13. […]

Selling excellent customer service

Sprague’s includes 10,000 square feet of retail and growing space under glass along with 15 40-by-80-foot hoop houses. Customers can select from a wide variety of annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees. Photo courtesy of Sprague’s Nursery and Garden Center

by Sally Colby

Sprague’s Nursery and Garden Center has seen plenty of changes since it was established in the 1940s. […]

Small vineyard, sweet dreams

Cara and Marcus Meadows-Smith and Grandma Joy gather the grapes during harvest at Great Bear Vineyard in Yolo County. Photo courtesy of Deborah Ford

by Courtney Llewellyn

Marcus and Jenny Meadows-Smith have been on a journey that may be worthy of a novel. […]

Creativity sells

The Hottenroths grow Bing and Montmorency cherries, available as either U-pick or ready to purchase in the farm store. Photo courtesy of Gibbsville Orchard

by Sally Colby

When the Hottenroth family bought an orchard, no one knew how to grow fruit. The family purchased the Sheboygan Falls, WI, orchard […]

Plumper Pumpkin Patch grows more than just its namesake

The farm has evolved a lot of the years. Jim Kessinger said production of the pumpkin patch has grown and increased at a steep rate, as has the expansion of the number of seasonal employees and equipment. Photo courtesy of Plumper Pumpkin Patch

by Aliya Hall

When Jim Kessinger was a child growing up in Kansas, […]

Poinsettia basics

Monitor plants for signs of insect damage, uneven watering and physical damage throughout the growing stages. Photo by Sally Colby

by Sally Colby

Growers who devote growing space to poinsettias have a considerable investment in personnel and labor until the crop is finished. […]