Buying, Growing, and Improving a Microgreens Business with Max Beecher and Chris Thoreau – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS111)

Today we are going to back Ojai California to talk again with farmer Max Beecher to talk to him about his microgreens business and the importance of that business to his overall farming operation. In Max’s words, “Micro greens have been at the center of the business almost from the beginning, and provided the ability to start farming from a …

Starting Your Own Farm by Selling Someone Else’s Vegetables First with Max Beecher – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS110)

Today we are going to Ojai California to talk to a farmer who’s more than just a farmer. Max Beecher was inspired into farming by Joel Salatin and Joel’s entrepreneurial spirit inspired Max to get created when ti came to his farm based businesses. Max started out his farm journey in 2013 with wife. At the time they weren’t farmers …

The Struggles and Successes of Microgreen Startup with Eddy Gilmore – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS109)

Today’s episode is a different type of episode. It’s a consult style episode with new grower Eddy Gilmore and long-time microgreen grower Chris Thoreau. The first part of this episode will be Eddy and I talking about what’s going on with his farm, and then later in the episode Chris will join us to answer some of Eddy’s questions about …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Considerations and Constraints with Hiring Farm Employees – The Urban Farmer with Curtis Stone (FSFS86)

Today is another episode where Curtis and I will be widening the scope, stepping back and zooming out from the tools and techniques and his 1/3 of an acre farm, to take a look at some of the macro issues surrounding agriculture. The focus today is on employees. Curtis will take about his thoughts on hiring employees, and what he …