Bigger or Better – The Next Step for Market Gardening with farmer Jean-Martin Fortier (FSFS104)

When it comes to this world of farming small, what is this world? Is it a bunch of small farms each operating independently? For the most part, I think the answer is yes. Given that, what’s the next step. Is it more small farms operating independently or is those small farms growing to be larger small farmers. Now I am …

The Future is Now – Celebrating 100 Episodes of The Urban Farmer & Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS100)

To celebrate episode 100 I take a look back at the 100 combined episodes of The Urban Farmer and what is now Farm Small, Farm Smart focusing on the highlights, some backstory, and where the show is headed in the future.  Thanks for the support through the first 100 episodes, much more ahead! Highlights from Past Guests: Rob Kaiser: Transitioning …

Farming When the Game Changes – Balancing Being a New Parent and the Farm – The Urban Farmer with Curtis Stone (FSFS99)

There’s one event that happens in many people’s lives which instantly changes their life forever. Overnight, instantly, everything is different. Your life, your approach to life, how you view life, and how you go about living life all change. It’s an event that some people aren’t ready for and one that others are ready for, but one where no one …

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 …

Growing a $100,000 Farm – Elliot Seldner of Fair Share Farm on No-Till, Farm Efficiency, and Balancing Life (FSFS97)

Today I’m talking to a grower who’s admittedly “I’m a little bit obsessive about growing high quality produce.” It’s an obsession that’s fueled his farms growth, and an obsession which is a bit necessary to fuel the farm’s growth to bring his fiancé onto the farm full-time. And while Elliot Seldner of Fair Share Farms’ obsession may be on growing …

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, …

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 …

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 …

$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. …

Growing More Crops and Making More Money in the Same Space with Inter-planting – The Urban Farmer with Curtis Stone (FSFS91)

Today it’s back to Kelowna and Green City Acres as Curtis and I take a look back at his experiences with inter-planting, planting multiple crops in the same space . It’s something that he’s done for a few years now, and something that he’s doing again this year with his tomatoes. We first stated talking about this subject back in …