The New Organic Grower – Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener

The New Organic Grower – Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener

The New Organic Grower by Eliot Coleman was one of the first gardening books I ever purchased, and the 30th Anniversary Edition is a worthy successor to the original. Whether you’re a gardener or a market farmer, The New Organic Grower is an excellent addition for your garden library.

The New Livestock Farmer: The Business of Raising & Selling Ethical Meat

The New Livestock Farmer: The Business of Raising & Selling Ethical Meat

“The New Livestock Farmer: The Business of Raising and Selling Ethical Meat” by Rebecca Thistlewaite and Jim Dunlop comprehensively covers raising and ethically selling meat. They focus on effective, profitable techniques, backed by a wealth of experience. Their common sense practices and tips are beneficial to even experienced livestock raisers. Featured species include cattle, pigs,…

How Do We Save the Farmers – A Common Sense Home Reader Discussion

How Do We Save the Farmers – A Common Sense Home Reader Discussion

Farmers around the world are in crisis, with alarmingly high suicide rates. MinnStar Bank notes, “In recent years, more than half of the U.S. farm households have lost money on their farming operations each year, with an estimated average loss of ($1,325) for 2017. The loss in available household income from the farm operation is…

The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook – Change the Way You Grow
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The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook – Change the Way You Grow

The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook: Organic Vegetable Production Using Protected Culture by Andrew Mefferd is a call to action for organic growers to extend  the production season of their local produce. The best way for market gardeners to retain customers is to have produce for them to buy – preferably year round. Andrew looks…