Going from 30 Customers to Over 6000 – Sheri Salatin on Starting, Running and Growing Polyface Farm’s Buying Club (PVP120)

If you’re a farmer, what are your options for selling product? CSA’s, farmers markets, on farm sales, grocery stores, and buying clubs. Buying clubs? It’s one of the options that doesn’t get talked about a lot.  But it’s the focus of this episode. In this episode I am talking with Sheri Salatin of Polyface Farms about Polyfaces Metropolitan Buying Clubs. …

Stacking Fiefdoms with Joel Salatin. Creating Multiple Complementary Businesses Under the Umbrella of an Exisiting Business. (PVP089)

Like the show? Then please support it on Patreon or via PayPal Key Takeaways: A farm is not a continuity business until it provides two salaries. Do you know how long it takes you to do things on your farm?  That type of time and motion analysis is important. Farmers aren’t exempt from knowing about and running the business. Consider …

Permaculture. The Future of Business and Beyond. An Interview Compilation (PVP081)

This episode is a compilation of interviews that I recorded during PV1 – March 13-16, 2014. The general theme of this episode is how business can benefit from permaculture.  How we as the permaculture community can positively impact the future of business. THE INTERVIEWEE’S FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE: Bill Bean of – Green Planning and Coaching Ryan Harb of – …

Joel Salatin on Ecologically Profitable Farming – How New Farmers Can Get In and How Existing Farmers Can Convert. (PVP019)

Joel Salatin talks a lot about how young people can get into farming by establishing synergistic relationships with older farmers as he tries to dispel the big belief that you need land to farm. He touches on the farming business and how conventional farmers can start to transition to a perennial based agricultural system. He also drives home the point …

What’s the minimum acres that you’d need to farm a Joel Salatin-style system? Joel’s answer.

“Great question.  Obviously depends on where you are, but we are generating roughly one salary off of 25 acres.”  Joel Salatin “So if you are in a desert situation you would probably need more than that, but you probably wouldn’t be growing what we are growing.  Maybe you would put more attention on vineyard and fruit trees.  Obviously you would …

“Why not just forget planting the annual, plant the perennial… or replant the perennial, let the animal self harvest, self fertilize.” Joel Salatin

This is an excerpt of an interview that I conducted with Joel Salatin on May 22, 2013 in Big Bear Lake, CA. Joel is so inspiring and really cares about helping people and changing things. Enjoy!   “Corn and beans are being grown to be mechanically harvested to be shipped somewhere to be fed to herbivores. Why not just forget …

Joel Salatin On The Next Generation of Farmers. Starting Out, Interning, Mentoring, and Partnering with Existing Farmers. (PVP015)

Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm joins me to talk about his new book Fields of Farmers which focuses on the next generation of farmers. How young people can work with existing farmers to transition into farming.  He talks about young people can do today to take advantage of the huge opportunity that is out there.  Topics range from leasing land …

With good herbivore management, a perennial system will out compete an annual system of any stripe

So what we buy, that was supposedly bought to liberate us from the constraints of nature, and from the constraints of the ecological balance sheet become actually then an enslavement in the future, because we are emotionally and economically enslaved to that highly capitalized infrastructure.   Diego, Permaculture Voices: There was actually just an article in the New York Times …