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Country Folks Grower is a business to business publication offering coast to coast coverage through three regional editions.

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EBT programs boost farmers market sales

Dan Rausch, City of Greenfield health officer and director, and assistant Jill Palama setting up tokens for market day.
Photo by Gail March Yerke

by Gail March Yerke

Farmers markets can play a unique role in helping their community while also increasing vendor sales by participating in the USDA Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) program. […]

Starting fresh at Great Day Gardens

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 […]

Rethinking guest spaces for social distancing

While shoulder-to-shoulder happy hours, tours and tasting room experiences were pre-COVID-19 signs of successful marketing, such packed-house activities may be less the norm as wineries and craft beverage businesses gear up for full retail once again. […]

Parsnips: Itersonilia canker

Itersonilia perplexans, the fungus that causes Itersonilia (aka black) canker in parsnips can overwinter in dead organic matter, on living parsnip roots and in soils, and can infest seeds as well as plants. […]

Summer vs. Spring Harvesting of Asparagus

Over the years, growers have asked me if it is safe to harvest asparagus in the summer, to gain a market at a time where there is no local asparagus on the market, and to bring them a higher price. […]