Branching out

Departments - Your Turn | Responses and feedback from Garden Center readers

March 17, 2017

Sandy Ridge Farms offers hops to cater to home beer brewing enthusiasts.

In our February 2017 issue, we asked readers whether or not they are adding any new product categories or departments this spring, and why.

Zeeland, Mich.-based grower/retailer Sandy Ridge Farms replied to this prompt, reporting that they offer a robust selection of hops, in order to capitalize on the ballooning consumer interest in home-brewing and craft beer.

Are you exploring a new category of products at your independent garden center? Even if your response didn’t make it into this issue, we’d still love to hear from you. Send your responses to or message us on Facebook ( or Twitter (@gardencentermag).

Be sure to look for this month’s Your Turn prompt in the Home Page section on page 6.