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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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Agritourism ~ Considering the risks

by Elizabeth A. Tomlin

Editor’s note: This is Part 2 of a three-part series on agritourism. Information comes from a six-part webinar by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Schoharie, Otsego, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, hosted by Delaware County CCE, and sponsored by the Northeast Extension Risk Management Education.

“How risky do you want to go?” asked Mariane Kiraly, Delaware County CCE Senior Resource Educator/ Farm Business Management.

Inviting the public onto your property […]

Wholesale offers small farms additional revenue stream

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

Could wholesale help your fruit and vegetable farm sell more? Michigan State University Extension offered “Wholesale for Beginning Farmers” as a webinar recently. Jae Gerhart, a Michigan State Extension agent specializing in community food systems, presented. […]

Food is fundamental

by Sally Colby

Although John Ferree and Kate Lietz came from somewhat different farming backgrounds, their combined experience turned out to be just right for their new venture in Free Soil, MI. […]

Asparagus – The perfect crop for a retirement venture

by Catie Joyce-Bulay

“When will the asparagus be ready?” This is a question Sharon Schmatt, owner of Ol’ Timers Asparagus, hears a lot this time of year as locals anticipate the first available fresh vegetable of the season, a sure sign that spring has arrived in Eastern Washington’s Walla Walla Valley. […]

Building a second career

by Sally Colby

Regina Gentile spent most of her life in the field of education, first as an educator and a guidance counselor, then as an administrator. After retiring from the teaching profession, she was ready to pursue her true passion: farming.

“As a young child, my hands were always in the […]