As the U.S. adapts to COVID-19 precautions, farmers markets and vendors are finding inventive ways to safely connect customers to locally grown food.
The coronavirus response has changed a lot, but it won’t stop your hens from laying. Here are some tips for maintaining an egg business during the pandemic.
Many farmers want their own land, but as Brian Cole of of Bigfoot Farm points out, leasing farmland can get young growers farming faster.
If you’re thinking about organic certification, it’s a bit of a process, but that green seal may just be worth it, even for small farmers.
Aztec Dahilas founder Kate Rowe tells us about pursuing her dahlia farmer dream after becoming smitten with a single flower at a farmers market.
You should make the most of your experience when you visit a farmers market. And you can do good by your local food system while you’re at it.
Like hatching chicks but not looking to increase your flock size? You can start a custom-hatching business to raise your own chicks from the first crack.
Looking for a new way to bring income to your small farm? Consider starting a pumpkin patch to grow seasonal squash for sale during harvest season.