A good match for lavender

2019-11-01T11:40:55-05:00November 1, 2019|Grower, Grower West|

Legarre cuts the lavender high on the stem for oil production since the flowers are where the oil glands are found.

by Jon M. Casey

For people who are looking for high quality, fresh lavender health and beauty products to growers who are seeking the latest in lavender cultivars to expand their production capabilities, Sage Creations Organic Farm in Palisade, CO, is able to meet the need.

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Silveyville slides into the seasons

2019-10-04T09:32:23-05:00October 4, 2019|Grower West|

Santa Claus himself takes guests on a sleigh ride, led by a mechanical reindeer, at Silveyville Christmas Tree and Pumpkin Farm in Dixon, CA, where agritourism takes main stage.
Photo courtesy of Silveyville Christmas Tree and Pumpkin Farm

by Enrico Villamaino

For over 40 years, Silveyville Christmas Tree and Pumpkin Farm has been serving the holiday needs of its community. (more…)

Detering Orchard creates an educational, agritainment experience

2019-10-04T09:28:57-05:00October 4, 2019|Grower West|

Cindy Dixon, retail manager at Detering Orchards, shows off the farm’s peaches. Dixon has worked with the orchard since she was 12 years old.

by Aliya Hall

Although Detering Orchards in Harrisburg, OR, is known for its festivities and agritourism throughout the growing season, when it comes to Halloween and autumn, the orchard really shines. (more…)

Preparing for U-cut

2019-10-04T09:19:56-05:00October 4, 2019|Grower, Grower East, Grower Midwest, Grower West|

Driving lanes to the fields should be clear of obstructions and allow ample space for guests to exit and enter wagons safely.
Photo by Sally Colby

by Sally Colby

­Pumpkins, gourds and everything else autumn will be the order of the day until Thanksgiving. But as soon as mums and corn stalks fade, Christmas tree farms that offer U-cut trees will become the center of attention. (more…)