Watching customer trends

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by Sally Colby

When Echter’s Nursery and Greenhouse opened in 1959, its primary business was growing wholesale carnations. Today, the Arvada, CO, business is a full-service nursery, garden center and patio store.

“We shipped cut flowers all over the

From the ground up

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by Sally Colby

Art and Candy VanderWaal had a dream: To own a greenhouse business. Although Candy describes herself as a city girl with no growing experience, Art grew up raising peppers and other vegetables in his family’s greenhouse

Certified for cider

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by Courtney Llewellyn

And they’re off! The apple trees, that is, not the horses. Although Kyle Degener, owner of Holy Beez Cidery Orchard, could argue that growing fruit and raising race horses have more in common than you may

Legal liability on the farm

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by Sally Colby

Many farms have enjoyed extra income from inviting the public onto their farms, especially those that feature autumn and Christmas activities. However, such enterprises come with risk.

Jackie Schweichler, staff attorney at Penn State Law’s Center