The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming (Paperback)

The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming By Jean-Martin Fortier Cover Image
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Description


Grow better not bigger

AS LOCAL ORGANIC agriculture continues to flourish, young professional growers like Jean-Martin Fortier are leading the way with their innovative ideas about how to start a farm. Growing on just 1.5 acres, he and his wife have been making a good living from their vegetable operation for over 10 years, feeding more than 200 families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stand.

Based on low-tech, high-yield methods of production, The Market Gardener is packed with practical information on:

  • Setting-up a micro-farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems, all with negligible capital outlay
  • Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil-fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools, appropriate machinery and minimum tillage practices
  • Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods and pricing approaches.

The Market Gardener is a complete, modern, micro-scale farming handbook which shows that making a living wage growing food without large capital outlay or access to an acreage may be closer than you think.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780865717657
ISBN-10: 0865717656
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Publication Date: March 1st, 2014
Pages: 224
Language: English