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Visitors gaze upon thousands of poinsettias

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Van Wingerden's Holiday Open House on Sunday showed hundreds of visitors the greenhouse operation's signature Christmas poinsettia.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | Van Wingerden Greenhouses | Mark Williams | Kelly Cantrell | Southern Market Fresh

Mills River Business

Ag tour highlights labor issue for farmers

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MILLS RIVER — At the stops on a farm tour, workers toiled in the background.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | farming | Van Wingerden Greenhouses | Jason Davis | North River Farms | Flavor 1st | Kirby Johnson

Henderson County News

Farm labor solution has 'genesis' in Henderson County, Meadows says

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MILLS RIVER — A carpet of red, yellow, purple, blue, pink and green spread in every direction as far as Mark Meadows could see. A cold rain pelted the roof but in a few weeks' time, the plants and flowers under 37 acres of greenhouse roof  will be in big stores and smaller nurseries up to 350 miles from their Mills River birthplace.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | apple farming | U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows | green industries | Van Wingerden Greenhouses | Bert Lemkes