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Farm Small Farm Smart

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Insights for vegetable farmers and market gardeners who earn, or want to earn, a living growing vegetables profitably. In each episode, I talk with a beginning, or experienced farmer diving deep into their story to find out what makes their market farm successful. I focus on farming challenges and struggles, sales and marketing, soil preparation, weed management, post-harvest processing, appropriate technology, farm startup, market selection, and work-life balance. Hosted and produced by Die ...
 
Daily farm and garden talk. All about growing vegetables profitably and efficiently on small farms and in gardens. Each episode focuses on one specific topic - growing practices, how-to, farming challenges and struggles, sales and marketing, soil preparation, weed management, farm startup, market selection, and work-life balance. Hosted and produced by Diego Footer's Modern Grower Podcast Network.
 
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In this episode, Yosef Camire answers the question, "do the results justify the efforts of the Back to Eden method?" Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Ve…
 
In this episode, Max Becher breaks down how much time it takes to do tasks for the farm and the business and puts everything into context. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https…
 
In this episode, Darren Vollmar shares their strategies on how to manage and balance crop selection and CSA customers. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW …
 
Use code "SMART" to get 30% off any new magazine subscription! August has come and gone, and here at 3 Bug Farm our crops (and weeds) have reached a frenetic crescendo of photosynthesis. Somewhere in their DNA, the plants know that Maine summers are brief, and they have only a few months to grow, make seed, and die or go dormant before the long win…
 
In this episode, chef and grower Evan Chender shares the pros and cons of growing and selling niche crops. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Fa…
 
In this episode, Chris Thoreau talks about why you should consider starting with one microgreen crop. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming…
 
Grower Chris Thoreau is guest hosting for Diego. Chris talks to grower Michael Quinn about his experience starting a microgreens business in Northern Ireland, the regional differences that can come with a startup business, and how a startup can be intentional with creating social impact right from the get-go. Learn more about Michael and Mourne Mic…
 
In this episode, Micheal Bell shares some strategies on how and who to sell to when you don't have a lot of time for marketing. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co…
 
In this episode, grower Bob Close shares some valuable insight on how to get your product into grocery stores. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetabl…
 
In this episode, Buddha Browett shares his experience farming in Sweden's short productive seasons. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: …
 
In this episode, Vincent Cuneo shares some tips on how to get your microgreens in grocery stores. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: ht…
 
In this episode, Dan Brisebois sheds some light on how much land you actually need to start a seed business. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable …
 
In this episode, AJ Zaycheck shares the importance of doing market research before starting your own farm. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Fa…
 
In this episode, Jodi Roebuck talks about how he incorporates amendments on his no-till farm. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https:…
 
Grower Chris Thoreau is guest hosting for Diego. Chris talks with Lily Evans of Short Roots Urban Farm in Kenosha, Wisconsin to share her experience of how she started her microgreens business by bootstrapping. Learn more about Lily /https://www.instagram.com/shortrootsurbanfarm/ Seedleaf - Microgreen Crop Planning software: https://seedleaf.co/ Ch…
 
In this episode, Yosef Camire shares how community and community-building can be a huge selling point for CSAs. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetab…
 
In this episode, Max Becher shares how he's able to do market analysis through Farmigo's software order details. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegeta…
 
In this episode, Darren Vollmar talks about how they were able to move more product by diversifying what they offer. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Ve…
 
In this episode, Evan Chender talks about optimizing his farm's soil by incorporating biodynamic principles. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable …
 
In this episode, microgreen grower Chris Thoreau goes through what to consider when choosing your microgreen's soil depth. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1Q…
 
In this episode, Michael Bell talks about how he balances the economics of farming on the side while working a full-time job. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2…
 
Grower Chris Thoreau is guest hosting for Diego. Chris talks with Jacob Goldfarb of Goldfarm Canada to talk about how he grew his microgreens business from 20 trays a week to 120 trays a week, as well as the challenges he faced with growing his farming operation. Learn more about Jacob https://www.instagram.com/goldfarm_canada/ Seedleaf - Microgree…
 
In this episode, Dan Brisebois sxplains the logic behind separating his seed crops from his vegetable crops. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable …
 
In this episode, AJ Zaycheck shares how they were able to gain a foothold in their crowded market in their first year of growing. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.…
 
In this episode, Jodi Roebuck talks about the minimal inputs needed to pursue the Grow BioIntensive method of farming. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW …
 
In this episode, Yosef Camire talks about how their flip their beds using the Back to Eden Method. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: h…
 
In this episode, Daniel Garcia shares some practical farmer's market tips for new growers. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://a…
 
Use code is "SMART" to get 30% off any new magazine subscription! Like many farmers I know, I’ve always struggled with setting prices. I want to charge a “fair” price for my customers, and I want to make sure those prices will allow me to continue farming. My thinking on pricing has evolved quite a bit over the last decade as I’ve been exposed to m…
 
Use code is "SMART" to get 30% off any new magazine subscription! Like many farmers I know, I’ve always struggled with setting prices. I want to charge a “fair” price for my customers, and I want to make sure those prices will allow me to continue farming. My thinking on pricing has evolved quite a bit over the last decade as I’ve been exposed to m…
 
In this episode, Max Becher talks about some of the challenges they faced growing crops in the wintertime and how they overcame them. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://ap…
 
In this episode, Darren Vollmar talks about how they set themselves apart by growing their crops hydroponically. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegeta…
 
In this episode, Evan Chender talks about banking on intuition when it comes to planning out crops for the season. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vege…
 
This episode of Farm Small Farm Smart features Module 19 in the Sattin Hill Market Farming Course, where Josh Sattin talks equipment, general tips, when to harvest, how to harvest lettuce, baby greens, root crops (carrots, beets, etc.) and bunching crops, packaging, selling, invoicing and delivering. Download course guides: https://www.paperpot.co/…
 
In this episode, microgreen grower Chris Thoreau talks about some of the best ways to learn how to grow food. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable…
 
In this episode, farmer Michael Bell shares his experience farming on the side while working a full-time job. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable…
 
In this episode, Dan Brisebois shares just how profitable growing seed for market can be. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://ap…
 
In this episode, AJ Zaycheck shares how he's able to work 25-hour weeks on his farm by planning out his weeks. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetabl…
 
In this episode, farmer Jodi Roebuck shares some Grow BioIntensive principles that would benefit small scale market gardeners. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/…
 
This episode of Farm Small Farm Smart features Module 18 in the Sattin Hill Market Farming Course, where Josh Sattin talks the importance of an efficient wash pack station, plumbing, water source, setup, and workflow refrigeration. Download course guides: https://www.paperpot.co/josh Watch the Sattin Hill Farm Course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?…
 
In this episode, Yosef Camire talks about how their pay-what-you-can business model has been successful where they're farming. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/…
 
In this episode, Daniel Garcia shares how they applied changes on their farm based on what they learned from their first few seasons of growing. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens:…
 
In this episode, Max Becher shares how doubling down on analyzing costs can make your farm more cost-efficient to run. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW …
 
In this episode, Darren Vollmar shares some strategies on how they decide how much of which crops to grow each season. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW …
 
In this episode, chef and farmer Evan Chender shares how he manages his beds to keep them clean. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: htt…
 
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