How to Make Bulk Sales Simple so You Can Sell More Meat – Grassfed Life (GFL76)

When it comes to selling product off of you farm there are a variety of different market streams you can explore: farmers markets, restaurant sales, selling to local grocers, CSAs, and bulk programs – the focus of today’s episode. Bulk programs offer you several advantages of as a farmer: You collect a deposit up front giving you some immediate cash …

Overcome: Battling Cancer While Starting a Farm with Lou Roman – Grassfed Life (GFL75)

The overarching goal for this show is to highlight farming methodologies, approaches, and techinques to help you live the life that you want to live. Maybe it’s career transition, maybe it’s changing the food system, maybe it’s creating a better life for your family, regardless, farming is the tool to help you achieve that life goal. Helping people take control …

Knowing and Growing What Chef’s Want and What’s Profitable with chef and farmer, The Culinary Gardener Evan Chender (FSFS115)

When it comes to market gardening one of the primary outlets for produce are restaurants. A big advantage of restaurants is they can typically take a large quantity of produce all in one delivery, and do that consistently. Odds are if you are in this space and you are growing a lot of salad mix or tomatoes, then restaurants are …

Overcoming Challenges and Creating Success Farming on the Side with Charles Mayfield – Grassfed Life (GFL74)

No one said starting a farm based business was easy. Charles Mayfield, my guest today, has faced a variety of challenge in his first year farming. Finding solid processors for livestock Very few options for Value Added products Accounting and money handling all done by hand Infrastructure- will need corral and livestock trailer at some point Figuring out the water …

Start with What You Can and Grow – Season Extension, Farm Tools, and Improving Processes with Ray Tyler (FSFS114)

In this episode Ray Tyler of Rose Creek Farms will talk about how his farm has dealt changes on the farm as it evolved. He’ll also talk about how they tackle farm problems and deal with season extension. It’s a practical look at what happens behind the scenes – because things always don’t go as planned and that tool that …

Which Poultry Feed Is Best – Inside the Numbers and the Ideology – Grassfed Life (GFL73)

Conventional, non-GMO, organic, corn/soy free – there are a lot of choices out there when it comes to poultry feed. Which one is the right choice? It depends. For Darby, up until this point he has always gone with non-GMO feed. He has done that for a few reasons: Ideology – being non-GMO was important from a personal context standpoint …

Increasing Farm Productivity and Efficiency with Michael Kilpatrick – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS113)

In 1999, the Kilpatrick family moved to Granville, NY to get away from “city life.” In Granville, they had enough land to garden, which was very exciting! After a couple of years, the garden grew, so much so that by 2002 brothers Philip and Michael began selling their produce to neighbors and the community at large. In 2003, Philip and …