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Down on the Farm Shows the Horticulture Side of the Ag Industry


October 26, 2023

Piney Creek Greenhouse operates all year, providing cut flowers along with typical planting greenery. To make it more of a destination rather than a shop, Vernon and Lucille Martin have gardens customers can walk through.

To teach locals that farming is more than just livestock, an annual county event looked at farming in a horticultural aspect.

As a twist on its annual "Down on the Farm" event, Blair County Chamber of Commerce's Farm-City Committee chose Piney Creek Greenhouse to be this year's destination. The public was invited to stop by Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 5-7 p.m. to eat, participate in activities, and shop around.

The Farm-City Committee chooses the areas for the event each year based on having connections to the different owners of each space. They also try to choose farms that have different o...

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