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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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Growing through the pumpkin patch

Kevin Longnecker pulling a hay wagon ride.
Photo courtesy of Long Neck Pumpkin Farm

by Gail March Yerke

It’s early November and the Schuett family has gathered around the kitchen table to review the past season at their pumpkin farm in southeastern Wisconsin. […]

A pumpkin patch and so much more

High school sweethearts Teresa and Terry Lorensen stand in front of a selection of Bloom Pumpkin Patch’s pre-picked pumpkin products.

by Enrico Villamaino

Farmers are slaves to their seasons. They have to fit an entire year’s worth of work into a time period that is, more often than not, considerably less […]

Merging tradition with the new helps farm stay competitive

Lowell, Dawson and Delvin Yoder represent three generations of the Yoder family that work their farm. “We try not to put all of our eggs in one basket and serve several different high value, niche markets,” Lowell said.
Photos by Rebecca Jackson

by Rebecca Jackson

A farm founded on faith and […]

Flower growers living the dream

Russ and Sarah Lunstrum saw their opportunity to grow in Boise as “farming kismet.”

by Courtney Llewellyn

BOISE, IDAHO – Cityscapes often bring up visions of tall buildings, cement sidewalks and lots of cars. Rarely does that first imagining include green oases dotted with a rainbow-hued assortment of flowers. But that’s […]

Building a healthy enterprise from the ground up

Todd and Rebecca Ulizio have owned and operated Two Bear Farm in northern Montana for 12 years.
Photos courtesy of Two Bear Farm

by Enrico Villamaino

Since 2007, Two Bear Farm, located in Whitefish, MT, has been providing high quality, healthy, nutritious vegetables to its community while also focusing on improving […]

Farmers markets: It’s showtime!

Performer Gypsy Geoff performs at the Bay View South Shore Farmers Market.
Photo courtesy of BVSS Farmers Market

by Gail March Yerke

Competition. Even farm markets are feeling the pinch as more consumers want to know where their food comes from and communities across the country add their own markets. The […]