The Urban Farmer


2017 Episodes – Farm Small, Farm Smart featuring Curtis and other Farmers


From the Suburbs and Skateboards to The Country and a Broadfork – The Journey of Jean-Martin Fortier (TUF81x)


The Urban Farmer Show – Season 2 Episodes


Increasing Revenue, Dropping Crops, and Growing 14,500lbs of Vegetables on One Third of an Acre – A Year End Review – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 35

Staying Motivated Pursuing Your Own Path – Be it Growth, a Cause, or Freedom – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 34

Making Your Farm Better Without Spending Much Money – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 33

Building Soil – Where Bio-intensive Growing and Market Farming Collide with Jodi Roebuck – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 32

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adapt or Die – The Importance of Being Flexible with Ideas and Expectations – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 21

How to Keep Weeds from Overtaking Your Farm, and How to Manage Them If They Do – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 20

Real World Challenges and Concerns about Starting Up a Farm on Half an Acre – How to Make it Happen and What to Think About – A Case Study – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 19

Selling to Restaurants is Great! Maybe, Maybe Not. A look at the Pros and Cons of Selling to Restaurants – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 18

All Customers ARE NOT worth Selling To, An In-Depth Look at High Maintenance versus Low Maintenance Customers – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 17

It’s REALLY Hot Out – Dealing with Summer Heat on the Farm For the Farmer and the Crops – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 16

Sit Back and Count the Money – Observations and Advice from a Farmer’s Market – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 15

Your Journey to You – Following The Dream and Following Opportunity Too – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 14

How to Sell More (by specializing in something) – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 13

17 Things You Need (or Don’t Need) When You Start Farming – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 12

Killing Busy So You Can Live – A Productivity Episode – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 11

Farming For More Than Dollars – A Look at The Multiple Forms of Income from Farming – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 10

How to Sell More Vegetables – Options Beyond The Farmers Market, Restaurants, and CSA – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 9

Expanding the Farm with Social Capital – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 8

Tomato Mania – How to Get More Total Crop Production by Inter-planting Tomatoes with Other Crops – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 7

Early Seasons Greens Production – Tracking and Managing One of Curtis’s Biggest Crops – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 6

Creating The Minimum Viable Farm – $20,000 on a 2000 Square Foot Micro-Farm – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 5

If you don’t succeed it’s your own fault; Stop blaming people and get to work. – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 4

How To To Start Lettuce in Micro Soil Blocks and Why to Do It That Way – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 3

Scaling Up The Market Garden – A Visit to the Farm of the Future – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 2

Taking Advantage of Time with the Passive Techniques of Over-Wintered Crops and Stale Seed-bedding – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 1



The Urban Farmer Show – Season 1 Episodes


“I am now on the path to starting my own farm!” – TUF Listeners Share Their Stories – The Urban Farmer – Encore Episode 5

Farming in the City – The Presentation – The Urban Farmer – Encore Episode 4

What Nobody Told Me About Small Farming: I Can’t Make a Living – DISSECTED – A Case Study – The Urban Farmer – Encore Episode 3

Six Months of Transition Into Farming – A Conversation with New Farmer Scott Hebert – The Urban Farmer – Encore Episode 2

Profitable Small Scale Farming in Sebastopol – A Visit to Singing Frogs Farm with Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser – The Urban Farmer – Encore Episode 1

End of Season Reflection – Thinking about How Things Went This Year, to Alter Course and Plan for Next Year – The Urban Farmer – Week 40

The Urban Farmer Season Wrap Up and Looking Ahead – Thanks for Listening – The Urban Farmer – Week 39

It’s Not All About the Money – Keeping What Works and Getting Rid of What Doesn’t – The Urban Farmer – Week 38

17,500lbs of Vegetables Produced on One Third of An Acre – A Closer Look at What Was Produced on the Farm this Year – The Urban Farmer – Week 37

Losing Thousands When Restaurants Don’t Pay. Real World Issues and Troubles with Restaurant Customers – The Urban Farmer – Week 36

Your Business Model Sucks, or You’re Not Very Good at It… (and what to do about it) – The Urban Farmer – Week 35

Ask The Urban Farmer – Curtis Answers Questions – From Startup to Restaurant Sales to Record Keeping – The Urban Farmer – Week 34

Improving Processes to Be More Time, Energy, and Labor Efficient AND more Profitable – The Urban Farmer – Week 33

Post Harvest Crop Processing and Small Farm Equipment That You Wouldn’t Think Of – The Urban Farmer – Week 32

Being Realistic with Your First Year Expectations – Work to Learn, Not to Earn – The Urban Farmer – Week 31

When to Expand the Farm By Adding More Land and When NOT TO Expand By Maximizing What You Have – The Urban Farmer – Week 30

How To Increase Profits and Get More Done… by Doing Less Work – The Urban Farmer – Week 29

The Importance of Record Keeping: You can only know where you’re going if you know where you’ve been. – The Urban Farmer – Week 28

What You Are Doing May Not Work… Do It Anyway – The Urban Farmer – Week 27

More Common Reasons Why Many Farmers Struggle, and Practical Advice On How You Can Avoid Those Struggles – The Urban Farmer – Week 26

Tips for Dealing with Hot Weather and Planning Your Crop Production for the Cooler Days of Fall – The Urban Farmer – Week 25

Solving the Sales Problem – Optimizing Your Fresh Sheet to Increase Sales – The Urban Farmer – Week 24

Successful Farmers Think – The Importance of Information, Mentors, and Adaptation – The Urban Farmer – Week 23

Tips on Selling Into New Markets and Sourcing Products from Other Farmers – The Urban Farmer – Week 22

Transitioning Into Farming from the Corporate World – A Conversation with New Farmer Rob Kaiser – The Urban Farmer – Week 21

Taking a Smart Approach to Farming. Having the Right Mindset to Save Yourself Time, Money, and Mental Trauma – The Urban Farmer – Week 20

Hacking the Farmers Market. Tips and Tactics for Selling Your Farm Products Through Farmer’s Markets and CSAs – The Urban Farmer – Week 19

Creating On Farm Systems to Increase Your Efficiency and Chances for Success – The Urban Farmer – Week 18

Streamlining Tasks and Being More Efficient. Tips for Maximizing Effort and Time on the Farm – The Urban Farmer – Week 17

Different Farms, Different Markets, Different Models – Differences Between Farming Two Acres and a Quarter Acre – The Urban Farmer – Week 16

Tips for Finding Land to Farm in the City – What Works and What Doesn’t – The Urban Farmer – Week 15

5 Common Reasons Why Many Small Farmers Fail and How You Can Avoid These Pitfalls – The Urban Farmer – Week 14

Harvesting Products, Delivery to Restaurants, and Crop Planning – The Urban Farmer – Week 13

Greens. A Powerful Economic Driver of the Urban Farm that Keeps on Giving and Giving – The Urban Farmer – Week 12

High Production Tomato Growing – How to Grow a lot of Tomatoes in a Small Space – The Urban Farmer – Week 11

How much money can you make as an urban farmer? And other questions answered. The Urban Farmer – Week 10

Urban Farm Land – Gaining Access to Land and How To Convert the Land from Lawn to Mini Farm – The Urban Farmer – Week 9

Hacking the Seed, A Not So Obvious Look at Direct Seeding Crops – The Urban Farmer – Week 8

There’s A Party In The Greenhouse?!?!? – The Urban Farmer – Week 7

Transplanting and Interplanting. Getting the Most Out of Limited Space – The Urban Farmer – Week 6

Protecting and Manipulating Crop Growth Using Poly Low Tunnels and Setting Up Farm Irrigation – The Urban Farmer – Week 5

Pricing Products & Bringing On a New Employee – The Urban Farmer – Week 4

Going No-Till – The Urban Farmer – Week 3

The Setup Phase – The Urban Farmer – Week 2

It’s Winter, Know the Farm Numbers – The Urban Farmer – Week 1



Tools and References Commonly Mentioned In the Show





Learn how you can farm on just a quarter acre of land and make $50,000, or even $100,000 on half an acre.

It’s possible to farm profitably on a small land-base when you focus on how you farm and what you crow.

Most people aren’t successful at farming because they don’t use the correct farming techniques and they are growing the wrong crops for their farm and their market.

Over 6 hours of workshop videos just like the sample show above* (STREAMABLE and DOWNLOADABLE)

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Learn how you can farm profitably by specializing in high value crops with short growth cycles as well as selling to niche market streams such as restaurants and CSA’s.

Curtis Stone is the farmer and owner of Green City Acres, a commercial urban farm in Kelowna, BC.

Since 2010, he has been successfully farming on multiple urban lots in the cities downtown, and will demonstrate to you, that you can farm on very small plots of land without the debt burden of a mortgage or the high capital expenses of the usual infrastructure that most farms need.

Curtis wants to show you how you can shave off two to three years of the mistakes he made, and get you off to a strong start now, making a great living doing something you love!

In this six hour online workshop, you will learn about strategic small farm production techniques that urban farmer Curtis Stone has used and refined during his six year farming career.

You will also learn how to use modern technology to better manage your business that will save you time and money!


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Profitable Urban Farming Course Outline:


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The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone



The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else’s).

Major benefits include:

  • Low capital investment and overhead costs
  • Reduced need for expensive infrastructure
  • Easy access to markets

Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from field to table, making this innovative approach the next logical step in the local food movement.

Based on a scalable, easily reproduced business model, The Urban Farmer is your complete guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces.

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The Quick Cut Greens Harvester


Quick Greens Harvester

Farmer’s Friend – Quick Cut Greens Harvester

No more kneeling, no more knives or scissors.

This unique design allows the Quick Cut to harvest sparse stands of salad ingredients as effortlessly as it harvests full stands. Powered by a cordless drill, the harvester’s 15″ serrated blade makes a smooth, clean cut. The neat, clean surface it leaves behind is perfect for those planning on a second harvest from the same bed. The harvester is just as effective when the crop is more mature or “leggy.” A rolling brush pulls individual leaves into the blades and then throws them to the back of the basket. Made in the USA by Farmer’s Friend.

  • One person can easily cut over 175 lb. per hour.
  • Powered by a cordless drill, the harvester’s 15″ serrated blade makes a smooth, clean cut.
  • It has a universal mount which will accept almost any cordless drill; 18V drills work best (not included).
  • Weighs 6.5 lb. without a drill. Add another 4-5 lb., depending upon your drill.
  • Made in USA.

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Quick Greens Harvester 1


Curtis Reviews the Quick Cut Greens Harvester



Learn more about the Quick Cut Greens Harvester from the manufacturer Farmer’s Friend



Connect with Curtis Stone

If you want to learn more about Curtis Stone and urban farming, then check out Curtis’ book, The Urban Farmer, and his course, Profitable Urban Farming.

Watch Curtis on YouTube

GreenCityAcres.com

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The Urban Farmer Book by Curtis Stone

Profitable Urban Farming – The Course


One of Curtis's urban farm plots in Kelowna.

One of Curtis’s urban farm plots in Kelowna.


A Tour of Curtis’ Farm – Green City Acres



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