Why not add more land – How much land should YOU farm? – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 31

“During 2013, I took on a partnership with a friend and merged our farms. He had been farming for one year. Together we farmed 2.5 acres and grew around 90 types of vegetables.  We had one site (that was previously his) at 2 acres, and the other 0.5 acre consisted of all my urban plots, with one peri-urban plot across …

Going For It and Failing Above Other Peoples’ Heads – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 30

Whenever you do something why are you doing it? Are you doing it because that something is pulling you towards it, is it the opposite, are you forcing yourself to do something and pushing yourself towards it. There’s a big difference there. And depending on the answer to that question, it mean the difference between doing big things and setting …

Making More Money With Less Land – Maximizing The Farm versus Growing the Farm – Part 3 – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 29

Today is part three in our series focusing on more money, less land, where we are brainstorming ideas to make more money off of your farm without, without adding more land. Over the last few weeks we have focused on a variety of ways to sell more product and produce more product without adding more land. Today we will get …

Making More Money With Less Land – Maximizing The Farm versus Growing the Farm – Part 2 – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 28

Today is two in our series focusing on more money, less land, where we are brainstorming ideas to make more money off of your farm without, without adding more land. Last week we focused on two of the primary concepts that had a lot of ideas under them: If you aren’t moving all of your current product, sell it all. …

Making More Money With Less Land – Maximizing The Farm versus Growing the Farm – Part 1 – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 27

Say you’re a vegetable farmer and you want to make more money. How do you do that? How would you do that? If this was an episode of Family Feud one of the top answers on the board would likely be ‘grow more products’. And if we took this line of question on iteration further the asking how do you …

Growing to Get Better – Not Just Bigger – Changes Coming to Green City Acres – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 26

It’s currently September 15, 2016 and the end of the regular farming season is near. Along with it is Curtis’s tenure at the Kelowna Farmers Market. After 7 seasons at the farmers market, Curtis is moving on. It’s part of a larger effort to simplify the farm and match the farm to his lifestyle. At this point in his career …

Hustle – The Biggest and Most Powerful Tool on The Farm, And It’s Free – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 25

The last few episodes have focused on stuff. The tools of farming. Today we are talking about the flip side of tools, the opposite of the physical. The mental side of things, in particular hustle. The best tools and the right stuff without the business sense, hustle, and effort won’t mean anything. The tools make the job easier. Just owning …

Small Scale Farming on the Cheap – What’s the least you could spend to start a farm? – Part 3 – The Tools – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 24

Part three of our series on Small Scale Farming on the Cheap – What’s the least you could spend to start a farm? Last week in Episode 23 we started going through the equipment needed, or perceived to be needed, when you start a farm along with the costs and advantages associated with that equipment. Given that this is Part …

Small Scale Farming on the Cheap – What’s the least you could spend to start a farm? – Part 2 – The Tools – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 23

Part two of our series on Small Scale Farming on the Cheap – What’s the least you could spend to start a farm? Last week in Episode 22 we covered the base principles costs and equipment associated with farm startup. We established the point that tools are simply one leg on the stool of success. The tools should never hold …

Small Scale Farming on the Cheap – What’s the least you could spend to start a farm? – Part 1 – The Base Principles – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 22

Farming… is it expensive to start, or not? A lot of people want to get into farming, but they stall out when it comes to the money side of things. The common cause of that stall out is land. Land is expensive to purchase. So most people immediately dismiss the idea of farming because they can’t afford land. But people …