5 Farmers Talk About Their Experiences Raising Pastured Poultry on Small Acreage – Grassfed Life (GFL71)

[gap size=”75px”] In this episode I will be talking to 5 farmers who are fairly new to raising pastured poultry.  We’ll find out what their initial experience has been like – what’s gone right and what’s gone wrong. None of my guests started out as farmers, and each is coming at pastured poultry from a…

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…

Which Farm is Right for US – Analyzing and Buying a Farm with Emily and Patrick Nelson – Grassfed Life (GFL70)

[gap size=”75px”] When it comes to buying a farm, how do you select the right one? The first thoughts that run through people’s minds when they go to answer this question is things like, what features are on the land – water sources, pasture, trees, aspect. All important, but only one piece of the pie.…

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…

Micro Beef – Raising Grassfed Beef on Less Land Than You Thought Possible – Grassfed Life (GFL69)

[gap size=”75px”] Don’t have much land, not a problem, a lot is still possible. Recently Darby and I have gone through exactly what’s possible on small land with pastured poultry and with pigs. Each of these episodes showed that individually each enterprise could generate some significant cash flow on just one acre, and stacking the…

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…

Mastering Summer Greens – How 4 Farmers are Effectively and Productively Growing Salad Greens in the Heat – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS108)

[gap size=”50px”] Given summer heat growing certain crops can be really tough, especially greens. Given the tendency of the normally cool weather lettuces to bolt quickly, turn bitter, and have their foliage burn, many growers simply pass on trying to grow summer greens. The challenges are too great and the returns are too low. But…

The Challenges and Successes of CSA Farming on 2 Acres with Sam McLemore of Bountiful Harvest Farms – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS107)

[gap size=”50px”] Sam’s taken a perspective that he gained on hiking the Appalachian trail and he has used it to help navigate the equally hard journey into being a full time vegetable farmer. Like the trail, Sam’s career as a farmer has spanned a lot of land going from 1/8 of an acre in town…