Succession planting lets you harvest a crop over a longer period, which prevents waste and lengthens your selling time. It also helps in several ways you might not have considered.
Selling to restaurants makes a certain logical sense for farmers, but it requires its own strategy and effort. Before you start, ask yourself these three questions.
Some methods, such as easily readable signs, are obvious. Others, such as always standing and greeting customers, are more subtle and personal. All are important.
Deciding in advance on what to include each week in addition to calculating how much to plant and when are components ensuring every CSA member gets a bountiful basket.
Burnout is common for new farmers. Simple things such as setting your own work hours and keeping your growing areas close to your house will help you avoid it.
Pascal Baudar, appealing to veterans as well as beginners, covers the essentials of foraging for wild ingredients to make wine, beer, soda and mead.
Drop everything to start a CSA tomorrow? No way. But if you dream of having a farm, here are some ways you can get started in the space you already have.