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

[gap size=”50px”] Today I will be talking with someone who likely inspired many of you to get into farming, to consider farming, or to farm better, not bigger. I’ll be talking to market gardener, Jean-Martin Fortier. We’ll start out talking about his days before he farmed and how he figured out exactly who Jean-Martin Fortier…

The Niche Farm – Experiences Selling to A Diversity of Market Streams Without a Diversity of Crops – Episode 4

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] When you think about what your selling, don’t forget that what you are selling isn’t just what’s in the cooler behind your booth. You’re selling yourself, your story, and the role that you play in a bigger movement; all intangible assets that can allow you to succeed without having a…

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

[gap size=”75px”] About one year ago Season 1, Episode 37 aired. It was us taking a look back at Curtis production for the 2015 season. Today we will do something similar for 2016, because a lot has changed. Let’s start by rewinding the clock and go back that previous episode from December 2015… “We are…

“If it was easy, everyone would do it” – A Year End Review – Grass Fed Life – Episode 38

[gap size=”75px”] Today Darby and I will take a look back at his season on the farm looking at what went well, what didn’t and some lessons learned. Because despite 10 years of trial and error and farming experience, not everything always goes as planned.. [gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”25px”] Like the show? Then please…

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

[gap size=”75px”] Anytime that you do something for a long time, over and over again, how do you keep it fresh. Let’s be honest, any time that you do something for weeks and years, eventually that honeymoon phase wears off. As should be expecting, things changes, life changes, and you change. If that think that’s…

Important Considerations for Value Adding Meat and Choosing a Processor – Grass Fed Life – Episode 37

[gap size=”75px”] If you are value adding your meat product via a processing by having them make something like sausage or bacon, then you might be more tied to that particular process than you think. Depending on how that entity makes that product and what they put in it, it creates a specific flavor profile.…

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

[gap size=”75px”] A lot of people who want to start farming, don’t start because they focus too much on what they don’t have and not enough on what they do have. Land’s too expensive. Lack money to start a farm. Common complaints that you hear about starting up a farming enterprise. And I will fully…