Learning by growing

2020-07-29T14:22:44-05:00July 29, 2020|Grower East|

Amber Weaver appreciates all the help she’s been receiving from mentors and family as she continues to grow her business – including her brother Trent Weaver, who works with her.
Photo courtesy of Sydney Leigh Photography

by Sally Colby

Amber Weaver began her post-high school education with a plan: attend North Carolina State University and eventually become a veterinarian (more…)

It’s time to focus on vitality

2020-07-29T14:17:17-05:00July 29, 2020|Grower East|

Now being run by its fourth generation, Trolley Line Vineyards in North East, PA, was recently awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to help them plan for the future.
Photo courtesy of Trolley Line Vineyards

by Courtney Llewellyn

Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture put out the call for farmers and prospective farmers to apply for a round of Farm Vitality Planning Grants. (more…)

Starting fresh at Great Day Gardens

2020-07-29T13:47:05-05:00July 29, 2020|Grower East|

Arden Jones and her husband Michael Grantz produce garden plants, artisinal breads and cut flowers – their newest product – at Great Day Gardens in Forest, VA.
Photo courtesy of Great Day Gardens

by Rebecca Jackson

Michael Grantz and his wife Arden Jones combine youthful idealism and exuberance, tech savvy and reverence for the land at Great Day Gardens (more…)