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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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Growing through challenges

Fourth-generation orchardist Paul Rasch is a strong believer in introducing new apple varieties to customers. “Because we grow so many varieties, we focus on sampling,” he said.
Photo courtesy of Wilson’s Orchard

by Sally Colby

As a fourth-generation orchardist, Paul Rasch has seen just about every stumbling block that can happen throughout the year […]

Harvie helps out at Buzby Farm

A.T. Buzby Farm’s tomatoes are a customer favorite at farmers markets in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Photo courtesy of Buzby Farm

by Enrico Villamaino

“So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s a Great Balancing Act.” […]

Silverman’s celebrates 100 years

“We’re trying to make it look more like an orchard, and the slender spindle is more of a wall of apples,” said Irv Silverman. “For agritourism, I think the look of the regular apple tree is better.”
Photo courtesy of Silverman’s Farm

by Sally Colby

Farming is in Irv Silverman’s blood. Irv’s father Ben grew up in New York […]

Students and internships on the farm

by Katie Navarra

With a 115-acre organic operation, farm owners Richard Andres and Deb Lentz rely on help from interns and apprentices to tend the crops for their Chelsea, MI-based Tantré Farm. […]

Opening up autumn fun at Toy Box Farms

Toy Box Farms participates in a number of farmers markets in Central Michigan.
Photo courtesy of Toy Box Farms

by Enrico Villamaino

2020 is proving to be a distinctly memorable year. And a lot of the more consequential things happening this year are not exactly pleasant. […]

Thriving on community support

Jaker’s is more than a pumpkin patch. “It started as pick-your-own pumpkin, but now we have a corn maze, petting zoo, a corn pile and hay rides,” said Jake Harward.
Photo courtesy of Harward Farms

by Sally Colby

When Jake Harward was about 10 years old, he and his brother wanted a four-wheeler. “Instead of buying us one,” he said […]