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The November/December 2013 issue is now available, featuring these articles:
Pollinators are in jeopardy, and small, diversified farms are in the perfect position to help them. Get up to speed on this important issue.
Prepare the high tunnel for winter: Steps you can take now to help your structures survive wind and snow.
Yes, you can do no-till with vegetables! Learn which cover crops and vegetables work well in this system that will reduce weeds, improve soil, and cut labor costs.
Food safety and water: What you need to know about coming regulations.
The inside secrets of growing lisianthus, that finicky, gorgeous, profitable cut flower.
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The new edition of Market Farming Success offers an insider’s guide to market gardening and farming for those in the business of growing and selling food, flowers, herbs, or plants. Condensing decades of growing experience from every part of the United States and Canada, Growing for Market's very own Lynn Byczynski dentifies key areas that usually trip up beginners and shows growers how to avoid common obstacles.
The Organic Seed Grower by John Navazio
A comprehensive manual for organic vegetable growers who would like to grow high-quality seed for their own use or to sell to seed companies. Clear instruction in growing vegetables for seed, selecting the best plants for local conditions, harvesting and processing seeds.
The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Katz
Everything you need to know to start fermenting foods at home, whether it's as simple as yogurt and sauerkraut or as complex as cheese and wine. This is a huge book covering every aspect of this ancient method of food preservations. Many growers are developing value-added products that cater to the popularity of fermented foods. There may be a market niche there for you!
Getting a high tunnel? We have the resources you need to succeed year-round.
Year-Round Vegetable Production Box Set: Includes Winter Harvest Handbook and a DVD of a workshop presented by Eliot Coleman about his year-round production of vegetables in hoophouses and low tunnels.
Interested in growing flowers? Start here!
Growing for Market is Information Central for Cut Flowers. Our editor and publisher, Lynn Byczynski, wrote the book on small-scale commercial cut flower production: The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers. To purchase a signed copy, Click here.
Every issue of GFM has a column by the best flower growers in the U.S. Erin Benzakein, who is both a grower and a talented floral designer, is our current columnist. You can read her by becoming a subscriber.
Frank and Pamela Arnosky wrote a regular flower column for Growing for Market for more than a decade. Their columns are collected in the book Local Color, available in print from the GFM bookstore. Or read it right now by downloading the E-book! We also sell Specialty Cut Flowers by Allan Armitage and Judy Laushman, which is the essential reference work on every kind of cut flower. You will open it every day in spring!
Crop Planning on Organic Vegetable Farms
This book gives you a field-tested eleven step planning approach that will take some of the chaos out of your business and help you move towards profitability. In steps one and two, you’ll learn how to set realistic financial goals and figure out how to meet them through your marketing outlets. In steps three to eight, you will learn how to develop an actual crop plan. In step nine, you’ll learn how to implement your crop plan and record what actually happens in the field. In steps ten and eleven, you will analyze how your crop plan fared and start planning for next year.
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