Every farmers market is different, and not every farm is right for every one. Learn what you can and consider these factors when deciding where to sell.
Investing time and money now, before you start a farm, can save a lot more time and money down the line. Here’s what you need to learn and have ready before you start.
Some crops can’t fetch the price needed to make a profit, while other crops appear in abundance certain times of year so you should put your energy elsewhere.
Timing, type and source of cover material, and letting go of certain preconceived ideas factor into establishing a no-till garden that works for your circumstances.
Regardless of what size operation you run, it’s easy to overlook certain things when ordering seeds that can have consequences well into the growing season.
In his book, Andrew Mefford highlights multiple methods using no chemicals and minimal equipment that can improve soil management, produce better vegetables and fight climate change.
Big ideas might get people into farming, but little things done day to day on the farm and at farmers markets are what lead to financial success.
Here are some questions to ask — and some facts about the process you might not know — to help decide whether certifying as organic is right for you.