Farm Small Farm Smart

By The Modern Grower Podcast Network

Weekly insights for vegetable farmers and market gardeners who earn, or want to earn, a living growing vegetables profitably. The show is hosted by Diego Footer of Permaculture Voices. Each week 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.

  1. 1.
    The Tail End a Special Father's Day Edition
    33:19
  2. 2.
    It May Be Simple, But It Works AND It May Not Be Perfect, But It Works
    15:38
  3. 3.
    The Worst Part About Every Job, The Danger of Lower Prices, Hating Microgreens, and Kids TV
    37:47
  4. 4.
    Creating Lasting Memories - Memorial Day Edition
    34:01
  5. 5.
    The Downside of Up, Getting People In, Javan Bernakevitch, and Fruit Only Good as Fruit
    35:06
  6. 6.
    Mr.Beast, Falling In Love with Ideas, Dan Brisebois on Farm Sales, and the Top Ten Vegetables Worldwide
    26:59
  7. 7.
    Doing It Alone, Likability, Starting with Microgreens, and The Big Scam
    38:46
  8. 8.
    Going All-In, The Sandlot and The Super League of Farm Tools
    39:53
  1. 9.
    The Mental Health Crisis - A Large Problem in the Farm Community (FSFS236)
    1:15:20
  2. 10.
    Maybe Farming Isn't the Perfect Job for You (AND THAT'S OK!) (FSFS235)
    55:38
  3. 11.
    Running Very Profitable Self-Serve Farmstands (FSFS234)
    1:17:52
  4. 12.
    Balancing Farm and Family with Derek Amadi (FSFS233)
    1:17:14
  5. 13.
    Create Your Best 2021 - A Process for Reflecting on 2020 to Plan 2021 (FSFS232)
    1:11:37
  6. 14.
    10 Life Changing Lessons to Live Your Best 2021 (FSFS231)
    2:17:19
  7. 15.
    In Search of Soil - Why is Some Compost So Bad?
    5:18
  8. 16.
    Predatory Insects and Integrated Pest Management with Sheri Frey (FSFS230)
    1:15:31
  9. 17.
    In Search of Soil- There are Different Forms of Carbon in the Soil
    6:44
  10. 18.
    In Search of Soil - What Do Soil Tests Actually Tell Us
    5:00
  11. 19.
    In Search of Soil- Problems Show Up in Unhealthy Soils
    7:20
  12. 20.
    In Search of Soil - Could Non-Legumes Be Fixing Nitrogen?
    4:58
  13. 21.
    In Search of Soil - How to Make Compost Tea
    9:34
  14. 22.
    In Search of Soil - How A Beginner Can Start Making Biochar Easily
    3:46
  15. 23.
    In Search of Soil - The Benefits of Johnson-Su Bioreactor Compost
    9:19
  16. 24.
    In Search of Soil - Fertilizer Free With Interplanting - Is It Possible?
    4:19
  17. 25.
    In Search of Soil - Why You Might Not Need to Rotate Your Crops
    9:14
  18. 26.
    Businesses That Succeed Pivot - Rebuilding A Farm Business Model Overnight (FSFS229)
    1:04:28
  19. 27.
    The CSA Farm Sales Model - Why We Like It featuring Jessica Washkowiak (FSFS228)
    44:44
  20. 28.
    Sourcing High-Quality Microgreen Seeds with Lisa Mumm of Mumm's Sprouting Seeds (FSFS227)
    19:14
  21. 29.
    Great Crops Start with Great Seeds - Tips for Microgreen Seed Sourcing (FSFS226)
    1:06:09
  22. 30.
    Crushing It Selling Spice Blends and Vegetables Online (FSFS225)
    53:50
  23. 31.
    Creating Farm Efficiencies and Lessons Learned from Moving Farms (FSFS224)
    1:04:20
  24. 32.
    The Many Benefits of Growing Vegetables Under Shade Cloth (FSFS223)
    17:16
  25. 33.
    Why Seeking Success Might Be the Worst Mistake Of All - Midsummer Special
    25:19
  26. 34.
    The Science of Crop Breeding - Creating Better Hybrid Tomatoes (FSFS221)
    1:29:33
  27. 35.
    The Science of Crop Breeding - Creating a Better Basil with Dr. Robert Pyne (FSFS220)
    1:03:50
  28. 36.
    It's Never Too Late to Do Good Things - Midsummer Update
    13:59
  29. 37.
    My Farm Journey with Liset Garcia (FSFS219)
    1:11:54
  30. 38.
    Farming for Community (FSFS218)
    49:54
  31. 39.
    Perspective - Seeing the Other Person's Point of View (FSFS217)
    1:45:59
  32. 40.
    8 Tips for Hiring Better Farm Employees (FSFS216)
    1:05:39
  33. 41.
    Entrepreneurship 101 - Rigidly Adhering to Ideology - Episode 14
    9:09
  34. 42.
    Selling Online: A Decade of Experience Selling Online with Dan Brisebois (FSFS215)
    1:30:10
  35. 43.
    Entrepreneurship 101 - Not Accepting How Hard It Is - Episode 13
    10:53
  36. 44.
    Selling Online: A Detailed Look at Local Line - A Leading Farm Sales Platform (FSFS214)
    1:03:44
  37. 45.
    Entrepreneurship 101 - Lack of Confidence - Episode 12
    15:46
  38. 46.
    Balancing Family and Farming with Laura Patterson (FSFS213)
    59:49
  39. 47.
    Selling Online: Bring Your Farmers' Market Online (FSFS212)
    50:55
  40. 48.
    Entrepreneurship 101 - Failure to Keep Records - Episode 11
    12:00
  41. 49.
    Selling Online: Selling Online When the Farmer's Market Closes (FSFS211)
    42:49
  42. 50.
    Profitably Growing Mushrooms on a Small Farm (FSFS210)
    57:08

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