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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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Thinking outside the vegetable box

by Sally Colby

Malabar spinach, red okra, bottle gourd, bitter melon and stevia may not be standard farmers market fare, but Allison Akbay has developed a strong customer following for specialty vegetables. At the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention, held virtually this year, Akbay shared what she has learned about marketing specialty produce. […]

Using local lore to enhance your Halloween haunt

by Courtney Llewellyn

Corn mazes and pumpkin patches are hallmarks of autumn agritourism front, but there are those who want to go a step further and offer a spooky experience – a haunted attraction. The question is how do you host a haunt without falling into tired tropes and corny clichés? […]

Scouting the greenhouse

by Sally Colby

Scouting for greenhouse pests is one of the most critical tasks for greenhouse operators. It can mean the difference between catching a problem in time or total crop loss.

Dr. Luis Canas, associate professor of entomology at Ohio State University, said it’s useful for growers to review the greenhouse layout and create a series of stops where scouters make routine checks. […]

Using emotion coaching to handle family business

Dr. Alexander Chan

by Sonja Heyck-Merlin

Dr. Alex Chan, a mental and behavioral health specialist with University of Maryland Extension, recently gave a presentation titled “Tips for Successful Family Meetings” for the Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Program. […]

What will stay post-pandemic for food safety

According to Moulton Farm General Manager Jeff Mills, Moulton’s customers are looking forward to being able to visit the farm without their masks. Photo courtesy of Moulton Farm

by Enrico Villamaino

The world is finally emerging from the exasperating asterisk that was 2020. Reflecting on what they had to do to get by, agricultural producers […]

July means it’s Japanese beetle time

Japanese beetle damage may not appear until later in the summer, but they begin laying their eggs in July. Now is the time to prevent them. Photo courtesy of David Cappaert, Bugwood.org

by Courtney Llewellyn

If you’ve seen the movie “The Mummy,” you know scarab beetles can cause a lot of damage. […]