If you’ve ever dreamed of getting in touch with the land again and being able to make a living from doing so then you definitely need to invest in a copy of Jean-Martin Fortier’s The Market Gardener.
This is a complete guide to turning a small plot of land into a profitable endeavor.
Check out our complete Guide to Market Farming for additional resources here.
Making Nature Work For A Market Garden
The main gist of this book is learning to rely on natural resources and not chemicals and machinery.
This is a good thing because it means you can farm on a much reduced budget and, simultaneously, realize higher profits from the crops that you do grow.
It’s also a good thing for the planet as you won’t be burning fossil fuels unnecessarily or coating the grounds in destructive chemicals.
Finally, it will be good for your customers who will get truly organic and great tasting produce and want to come back for more.
The Market Gardener Has A Track Record Of Success
Jean-Martin uses these principles to run his own market garden.
He and his wife with just 1.5 acres of land feed over 200 families with their produce!
The techniques he draws on come from the old school French traditions and from a very new-fangled American style of crop growth pioneered by Eliot Coleman.
If you want to make money as a farmer and you don’t have a fortune to invest then you need this book.
It sets out all you need to know to get started and to thrive in market farming.
You can find The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower’s Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming online here.