The Challenges of Market Farming in Hot and Wet Texas with Brent Heironimus – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS121)

If there’s one given when it comes ot starting a farm its that you will face challenges. From pests to establishing a customer base to managing time, it’s always something. One of the big challenges is weather. It’s constantly changing and can often surprise you doing exactly what you didn’t expect – frying a bed of transplants or pummeling a …

Increasing Post Harvest Processing Efficiency with Michael Kilpatrick – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS120)

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 …

The Journey Towards the Regenerative Vegetable Farm – Learning, Selling, and Growing More Product Over Time with Shawn Kuhn of Vitruvian Farms (FSFS117)

In the world of regenerative farming, there are very few examples of farms who do it all well… growing vegetables, tree crops, livestock, and regenerating the land in the process – all while running a sustainable business, meaning making a profit. Why is that? Most of the times its lack of a clear business model, trying to make all of …

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 …

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 …

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 …