Growing Better by Growing Smaller – Going From Half an Acre to 500 Square Feet with Alex Bertsch of Epic by Nature Farm (FSFS95)

Today I’m going to be talking to another small scale farmer who’s greatly benefited by growing smaller, not larger. A few years ago farmer Alex Bertsch started farming on half an acre.  Not a ton of land, but enough to make it hard for one person to manage.  Add in the fact that the half an acre was being farmed part-time, …

Building Soil and Restoring Pastures by Grazing Sheep with Jodi Roebuck of Roebuck Farm (GFL54x)

For today’s episode we are going over to the land of sheep, New Zealand to talk to small scale farmer and grazer Jodi Roebuck of Roebuck Farm. Jodi has a unique story… he started out as a vegetable gardener vegetarian and somewhere along the way he took notice of the regenerative effect grazing animals can have on the landscape. With …

Conquering Analysis Paralysis By Starting a Whole Farm at Once – The Urban Farmer with Curtis Stone (FSFS94)

Welcome to world of Farming Small and Farming Smart, it’s The Urban Farmer. When you are starting any new business it can be very overwhelming. You have a lot to do all at once – building infrastructure, creating your brand, marketing, cultivating a customer base, customer service, and of course producing a product. All essentially full time jobs, but full …

Raising 100% Grassfed and Certified Organic Lamb with Kinley Coulter of Coulter Farms (GFL53x)

Today’s episode is the first of three straight episodes focusing solely on raising lamb. For this episode we are going to go to rural Pennsylvania to talk to livestock farmer Kinley Coulter of Coulter Farms. Like many of you, Kinley didn’t come from a farming background, and he started farming without any previous farming experience. He was working as an …

The Five Things That Made My Farm More Profitable and More Enjoyable with Farmer Conor Crickmore of Neversink Farm (FSFS93)

Today it’s Part Two of the series with Conor.  [Part 1 HERE] As you heard last week, along with his wife Kate, Conor Crickmore is grossing over $350k per year at Neversink Farm in upstate NY. A lot of money for a very small farm, and the amazing thing is, they still think there’s room to grow. In today’s episode …

Evaluating a New On Farm Enterprise – The Upside, The Downside, and the Risks – The Economics and Mechanics of Raising Grass Fed Lamb – Part 1 (GFL52)

Raising grassfed lamb has been one of the most requested topics over the past 6 months. Given that, and given Darby’s interest in taking on a potential grassfed lamb enterprise today’s episode and the next few are dedicated to raising lamb on pasture. We’ll start out this series with Darby going through what he currently knows about lamb, what his …

$350,000 on 1.5 Acres and Still Growing with Farmer Conor Crickmore of Neversink Farm (FSFS92)

Today I’m going to be talking to another small scale farmer who is absolutely crushing it on an acre and half. Along with his wife Kate, Conor Crickmore is grossing over $350,000 per year at Neversink Farm in upstate NY. It’s truly inspiring story, and one that didn’t start out with a farm making anywhere near what it makes today. …