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

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] [x_blockquote cite=”Curtis Stone” type=”center”]”What’s the best time to do this that will cause the least amount of harm to us as workers?” [/x_blockquote] Tips for Avoiding Burnout on the Farm Stage harvesting and be flexible in when you can harvest.  Try to harvest stuff when it is ready versus having…

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

[gap size=”50px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Tips for Creating and Optimizing Farm Fresh Sheets A fresh sheet is a list of what you are selling currently on the farm, and for what price. Make your fresh sheet mobile friendly.  Chefs work a lot on their phones, not computers.  Use decent size text that you can read on a…

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

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”75px”] The Importance of Being Nimble and Agile in Farming It’s important to keep your business nimble and agile.  It allows you to adapt to the market and change quickly. If you only learn the way that things are supposed to go, but you don’t understand the why or the thought…

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

[gap size=”75px”] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] [gap size=”50px”] [x_blockquote cite=”Curtis Stone” type=”center”]”It’s not about the customer being right for the sake of being right, it’s them being right because it helps you.” [/x_blockquote] Tips on Sourcing Products from Other Farmers and Providing Good Customer Service If you are short on products, consider sourcing products from other farmers in…

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

  [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Tips from Rob on Transitioning Into Farming Surround yourself with successful people and you are by default raised up to their level.  This includes virtually. Get debt free or at least have a solid plan in place when you transition into farming. You won’t know everything when you start, but that shouldn’t hold…

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

  [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Taking the Smart Approach to Farming Always back up your equipment.  Have two of the same thing, and spare parts, for pieces of equipment that are critical to farm operation. You have to spend money to make money.  Spend money where that money can leverage your time and energy to a greater gain.…

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

  [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Farm Sales Models If you are banking on selling via a CSA, then do people in your area know what a CSA is? Ask the question – “What are the successful people doing?”  That applies to your area, customer base, and your business. CSA’s depend on a supportive customer base that has faith…

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

      [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Tips For Creating On Farm Systems Can you replicate what you know?  Knowing that you can will give you a better understanding if your own systems. Have clear objective each day.  That climates scrambling and time wasting. You don’t want to hire someone until you have systems.  If it isn’t systematized…

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

  [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Ways of making the farm for efficient and effective. What crops aren’t worth that much, but are still worth growing to add some variety to what you can offer.  Can you grow those crops in non-prime spaces? Can you offer case lot and bulk quantities of products to large buyers? Does your product…

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

  [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Selling with CSAs You can’t expect to start farming, start a CSA and customers just show up. Different types of markets may be more suitable for different types of farm sales models.  Find what works for your market. Different types of farm sales models may be more suitable for different types and sizes…