The Challenges of Market Farming in Hot and Wet Texas with Brent Heironimus – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS121)

[gap size=”50px”] If there’s one given when it comes ot starting a farm its that you will face challenges. From pests to establishing a customer base to managing time, it’s always something. One of the big challenges is weather. It’s constantly changing and can often surprise you doing exactly what you didn’t expect – frying…

Increasing Post Harvest Processing Efficiency with Michael Kilpatrick – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS120)

[gap size=”50px”] In 1999, the Kilpatrick family moved to Granville, NY to get away from “city life.” In Granville, they had enough land to garden, which was very exciting! After a couple of years, the garden grew, so much so that by 2002 brothers Philip and Michael began selling their produce to neighbors and the…

Starting and Growing an On Site Farmstand and Farm with Jenny Quiner of Dog Patch Urban Gardens (FSFS119)

[gap size=”50px”] One thing that I have learned from talking to hundreds of farmers is there are literally dozens of ways to sell your farm product, you just have to get creative. There doesn’t seem to be a limit to the creative ways to sell your farm products. Today, I am talking to a farmer…

Base Principles Which Make Neversink Farm Successful with farmer Conor Crickmore (FSFS118)

[gap size=”50px”] One trait that I think humans tend to have is the copy trait. When we see success we want to mimic it. While there is some validity in that mimicking, it’s not always the right approach, because the specifics that we might be mimicking are different in every situation. When it comes to…

The Journey Towards the Regenerative Vegetable Farm – Learning, Selling, and Growing More Product Over Time with Shawn Kuhn of Vitruvian Farms (FSFS117)

[gap size=”50px”] In the world of regenerative farming, there are very few examples of farms who do it all well… growing vegetables, tree crops, livestock, and regenerating the land in the process – all while running a sustainable business, meaning making a profit. Why is that? Most of the times its lack of a clear…

Continuous Improvement – Lessons Learned on Farm and on Other Farms with Brian Bates of Bear Creek Organics (FSFS116)

[gap size=”50px”] When you look at the world of farming, in general the people I talk to on this show are small in the grand scheme of things when it comes to production numbers and land being farmed. Even a 2.5 acre farm is really just the parking lot for huge for a huge mega…

Knowing and Growing What Chef’s Want and What’s Profitable with chef and farmer, The Culinary Gardener Evan Chender (FSFS115)

[gap size=”50px”] When it comes to market gardening one of the primary outlets for produce are restaurants. A big advantage of restaurants is they can typically take a large quantity of produce all in one delivery, and do that consistently. Odds are if you are in this space and you are growing a lot of…

Start with What You Can and Grow – Season Extension, Farm Tools, and Improving Processes with Ray Tyler (FSFS114)

[gap size=”50px”] In this episode Ray Tyler of Rose Creek Farms will talk about how his farm has dealt changes on the farm as it evolved. He’ll also talk about how they tackle farm problems and deal with season extension. It’s a practical look at what happens behind the scenes – because things always don’t…

Increasing Farm Productivity and Efficiency with Michael Kilpatrick – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS113)

[gap size=”50px”] In 1999, the Kilpatrick family moved to Granville, NY to get away from “city life.” In Granville, they had enough land to garden, which was very exciting! After a couple of years, the garden grew, so much so that by 2002 brothers Philip and Michael began selling their produce to neighbors and the…