Profitable Market Farming in The Middle of Nowhere with Blake Cothron of Peaceful Heritage Farm – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS98)


While the prospects of starting a small market farm that grosses over $100,000 is lucrative and attractive, it’s not for everyone or possible in every location.

And that’s the topic of today’s episode with Blake Cothron of Peaceful Heritage Farm….

A lot of what you hear about in the small scale farmer movement are the uber-successful small farmers that are grossing 1, 2 or $300k per acre. They are inspiring stories, but those stories all share one thing in common, their markets. Typically small farmers grossing big dollars are able to do that by selling their produce into larger, higher end urban market streams – market streams which will pay top dollar for microgreens, salad mix, and baby root veg.

What if you don’t live near one of those large urban markets?

What if you don’t have high end farmers markets and restaurants to sell product too?

What do the prospects of your rural farming career hold?

Today, I am talking to a farmer who faced that exact problem, making farming work in very rural Amish Kentucky without high end restaurants and with a sleepy farmer’s markets.

In this episode Blake Cothron of Peaceful Heritage Farm located in very rural Crab Orchard Kentucky will share his story.

It’s an inspiring story about a husband and wife making a small farm work, by approaching farming in a very smart way. A necessity, when your local customer based is used to buying vegetables at prices like 3 for $1 or $1 per dozen sweet corn.

If you’re interested in farming, but you are nowhere near a large city, then this episode is for you.


Connect with Blake:

Peaceful Heritage Farm: ​Purveyors and Distributors of Superior Edible and Medicinal Plants 
Email: order@peacefulheritage.com

​We are a permaculture-oriented, Certified Organic family-farm and mail-order nursery located in Crab Orchard, Kentucky, USA.  

We specialize in superior fruiting plants including heirloom fruit trees, selected superior and grafted pawpaw trees, fruiting shrubs, berry vines, and perennial plants that perform exceptionally well in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and warmer parts of the Mid-Western USA, as well as other regions across the USA.  
Our plants also will thrive in other areas, but our focus is on this little-served and sometimes challenging fruit-growing region.



Blake’s farm in Kentucky


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