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Selling Vegetables Online and Farm Start Up with Daniel Garcia of Garcia's Gardens (FSFS129)

2/14/2018
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Daniel Garcia joins me to talk about his journey into farming - why he started and how he evolved his farm. He also discusses tips for selling at the farmers' market and gives his thoughts on selling to two online grocers - a model that seems very promising. Garcia's Gardens: Website: http://garciasgardens.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garciasgardens/ Listen to past episodes at: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and...

Duration:00:56:39

Farm Success with Methods You Might Not Expect featuring Yosef Camire [FSFS128]

2/7/2018
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Yosef Camire of Ahavah Farm joins me to talk about some of the challenges and successes he has had starting a farm at an elevation 7000 feet in Colorado. His farm uses "different" techniques such as woodchips in the beds and a pay what you can farmers' market model, and it works. Ahavah Farm: Website - https://www.ahavahfarm.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ahavahfarm Listen to past episodes at: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot...

Duration:01:11:55

Grow A Lot of Vegetables on Just 8000 Square Feet... Hydroponically with Darren Volmer (FSFS127)

1/31/2018
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Darren Vollmar of Ledgeview Gardens in Green Bay, Wisconsin joins me to talk about why they grow vegetables hydroponically and what it takes to do so. Ledgeview Gardens: Website - http://www.ledgeviewgardens.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ledgeview_gardens Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ledgeviewgardens/ Listen to past episodes at: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at...

Duration:01:15:36

A Practical Look at Vegetable Farming and a Fragile Seed System with Chris Thoreau (FSFS126)

1/24/2018
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Microgreen grower and local seed advocate Chris Thoreau and I talk about local seed - the challenges of it, what that means, and how practical it is. Learn how Chris grows microgreens in his online course: http://www.permaculturevoices.com/microgreens Listen to past episodes at: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ

Duration:01:13:39

What Urban Farming Is Really Like - Success and Challenges with Farmer AJ Zaycheck

1/17/2018
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AJ Zaycheck of Spin Cities Farm joins me to talk about what his first year in farming was really like. He also shares a lot of tips on what helped make the farm profitable in year one - from selling to time management. Follow AJ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spincitiesfarm/ Listen to past episodes at: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on...

Duration:01:15:26

The Importance of Soil - Where Market Gardening and Grow Biointensive Meet with Jodi Roebuck (FSFS124)

1/10/2018
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Jodi Roebuck of Roebuck farm discusses how he has incorporated Grow Biointensive practices into his market garden. Techniques include compost, mulching with tarps, and the importance of deep soil View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes - http://www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter at http://www.paperpot.co

Duration:01:19:07

Why We Choose Flowers Over Vegetables with Loblolly Farm (FSFS123)

1/3/2018
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Benny and Courtney Pino join me to talk about their journey into small scale vegetable farming and why that journey shifted to growing flowers. View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes - http://www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter at http://www.paperpot.co

Duration:01:31:34

Your Journey to You - Following The Dream and Following Opportunity Too (TUF REPLAY)

11/22/2017
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We all have this great chance to go great places. Yet we all don't take it. Today's episode is a look at the opportunity and why some people squander it, and why some people don't. A replay of Season 2 Episode 14 of The Urban Farmer. Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/theurbanfarmer Support the show at permaculturevoices.com/support

Duration:00:50:07

The Challenges of Market Farming in Hot and Wet Texas with Brent Heironimus (FSFS122)

11/15/2017
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Brent joins me to talk about the challenges of growing in hot and wet Southeast Texas. It's forced him to adapt and modify things he has seen on other farms for his own context. Today you'll hear what he's doing and how he's doing it. View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes. Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Duration:01:02:19

The 10 Year Evolution of a Microgreen Farmer - Life and Business, Business and Life (FSFS121)

11/8/2017
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Chris Thoreau has grow microgreens for over 10 years, but he recently reached the point where he Chris realized it was time to do something else and move on. Find out what changed and why Chris is changing with it. Chris's Online Course. View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes. Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Duration:01:11:17

Increasing Post Harvest Processing Efficiency with Michael Kilpatrick (FSFS120)

11/1/2017
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Michael Kilpatrick joins me to talk about some of the issues that he sees on farms that struggle with post harvest processing and how most farms can improve that part of the process. He will also touch on the role that new food safety regulations will play on vegetable farms and how famers can start preparing for that. View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes. Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Duration:00:55:41

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

10/25/2017
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Farmer Jenny Quiner of Dog Patch Urban Gardens in Des Moines, Iowa talks about farm startup, growth, and unique ways to sell your product. View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes. Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Duration:01:09:26

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

10/18/2017
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When you look at a farm like Conor Crickmore's Neversink farm which grosses around $350k on 1.5 acres, it's not about modeling exactly what Conor does, it's about modeling his approach, using his base principles. That's the focus of today's show, farming base principles with Conor Crickmore. Neversink Market Farming Course: http://bit.ly/2yoGdUm View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes. Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Duration:01:26:00

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

10/11/2017
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Shawn Kuhn joins me to talk about selling to restaurants, growing a lot of greens, season extension, and trying to be more regenerative. View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes. Learn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau's Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop. Keep learning with these two great audiobooks: The Market Gardener by JM Fortier The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot...

Duration:01:09:16

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

10/4/2017
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In this episode Brian Bates of Bear Creek Organics joins me to talk about greens production, employees, and learning from big farms. View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes. Learn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau's Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop. Keep learning with these two great audiobooks: The Market Gardener by JM Fortier The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot...

Duration:01:52:35

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

9/27/2017
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Utilizing his experience as a chef Evan Chender has set out to produce niche crops for chefs such as edible flowers and more exotic cultivars and types of vegetables. It's this niche approach which has given him an edge in his market place. While a lot of other farmers just grow salad mix, Evan stands out because he produces crops that others don't. Today's episode was brought to you by Audible. Sign up for Audible's 30 Day Trial and get a FREE audiobook download. View the show notes for...

Duration:01:03:47

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

9/20/2017
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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 go as planned and that tool that you bought, doesn’t always work as well as expected. View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes. Learn how to start a...

Duration:00:55:09

Increasing Farm Productivity and Efficiency with Michael Kilpatrick (FSFS113)

9/13/2017
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Farmer and consultant Michael Kilpatrick joins me to talk about improving farm productivity and profitability through better processes. View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes. Learn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau's Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop. Keep learning with these two great audiobooks: The Market Gardener by JM Fortier The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot...

Duration:01:20:11

The Lean Farm with Ben Hartman (FSFS112)

8/30/2017
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Author and farmer Ben Hartman talks about his farm and his book, The Lean Farm. View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes. Learn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau's Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop. Keep learning with these two great audiobooks: The Market Gardener by JM Fortier The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Duration:01:07:33

Buying, Growing, and Improving a Microgreens Business with Max Beecher and Chris Thoreau (FSFS111)

8/23/2017
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The benefits of building a microgreens business, and how to keep improving it. View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes. Learn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau's Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop. Keep learning with these two great audiobooks: The Market Gardener by JM Fortier The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Duration:01:55:09

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