Riding a wave of success

2021-11-22T18:58:03-05:00December 2, 2021|Grower Midwest|

Today, Rob Ruhlig is in charge of marketing, promotion and sales of farm and greenhouse products – the position his dad previously held. Photo courtesy of Ruhlig Farms & Gardens

by Sally Colby

In 1970, David and Rose Ruhlig started a 43-acre farm and greenhouse business (more…)

Hydroponic and loco

2021-11-22T18:55:15-05:00December 2, 2021|Grower West|

Along with microgreens, El Loco Coyote Farms grows baby and petite salad greens. Owner Ron Maes has also expanded to peppers, tomatoes and fingerling potatoes. Photo courtesy of Ron Maes

by Aliya Hall

It was Ron Maes’s 25-year background in construction finance that helped motivate him (more…)

Sharing Christmas cheer

2021-11-22T18:52:14-05:00December 2, 2021|Grower East|

Sonya Showers begins making wreaths in mid-November, using fresh-cut greens from trees that either won’t be harvested or have had the tops harvested. Photo by Sally Colby

by Sally Colby

Between operating a Christmas tree farm, an orchard, a tree nursery and raising five children, (more…)