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Spotlight on Cherry Creek Farm and their key to season extension

Cherry Creek High Tunnel

Small business owners and growers are faced with risky ventures all the time that can make or break their success. As many growers have seen, the purchase of a high tunnel (or a few) can mean the difference between profitability and downfall of their business. Read on to discover how Susan Hall of Cherry Creek Farm was able to extend her growing seasons and maximize profits with the purchase of ClearSpan High Tunnels.

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2013 Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

Photo Contest Honorable Mentions
After receiving hundreds of submissions to our photo contest, we wanted to share with you some of our favorites. These photos may not have won a prize, but they still stood out and we felt that we needed to recognize them. We smiled, we laughed and we were awed by some of these great pictures and the stories we received with them. There are seven superlative categories and we selected a winner for each. These customers will each receive a dozen pair of our Growers Supply Dot Grip Gloves! We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we did!

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And The Winners Are….Announcing Our 2013 Fall Photo Contest Winners!

Photo Contest Winners

It’s that time of year again! The photos came pouring in for our 2013 Fall Photo Contest and we’re here to announce the winners! As always, the quality and quantity of photos we received was large, but we were finally able to narrow it down to a top winner and runners-up. We loved seeing the submissions from our customers—from chickens and cows, to high tunnels and greenhouses, you all sent us some great photos and we love seeing our products in action. If you didn’t submit photos this time around, be sure to do so during our next photo contest. We’d love to see what you have to share! But for now, read on and see how our top finishers are using our products!

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Spotlight on King’s Hill Farm – “Building a Sustainable Future”

Solar Star Gothic Style GreenhouseMost growers that operate a CSA try to get a jumpstart on the growing season to provide the greatest amount of goods to its members. When Jai and Joel Kellum founded King’s Hill Farm in 2008, they knew they needed a controlled growing environment to combat the unpredictable Wisconsin spring weather.

“2009 was our first year of production, and we had plenty of field space to fill,” explains Jai, “so it was imperative that we had a couple of greenhouses where we could start our transplants.” To aid in propagation and transplanting, the Kellums purchased two Solar Star Gothic Style Greenhouses, one 34′ x 96′ and the other 34′ x 48′, from Growers Supply. Read more