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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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Sign of hope: A farm begins in 2020

Lauren Ditscheist Padovana and Bryan Padovano holding some of their first harvest of vegetables. They’re already looking ahead to 2021’s season.
Photo courtesy of Happy Day Farmhaus

by Gail March Yerke

As the USDA reports a continued decline of working farms each year, it’s good to hear there are still those willing to start a new farm. […]

Hopping on the hazelnut hype train

by Courtney Llewellyn

If you saw our story about the autumn meeting of the New York Nut Growers Association (NYNGA) in the December 2020 issue of Country Folks Grower, you know that English walnuts are being developed into a potentially profitable crop in the Northeast. […]

Strategies for the struggle against spotted lanternfly

Unless they’re flying or startled, you won’t see spotted lanternflies’ distinctive red hind wings.
Photo courtesy of Penn State Extension

by Courtney Llewellyn

Despite stay-at-home orders that stymied some travel in 2020, a lot of traffic still crisscrossed the Northeast and the upper Midwest. […]

What to look for in your organic growing media

by Courtney Llewellyn

Like any product that’s worthwhile, organic growing media has been increasing in quality and popularity over the past few years. Finding the right media for you requires a bit of knowledge. […]