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2011 Articles in Archives

publication date: Jan 1, 2011
January

Scaling up local food: What it takes on the farm and in the markets

Essential equipment for 10-plus acres

Selling young plants at farmers markets

CSA software: Why live without it

Cultivate a signature crop

Bouquet business requires careful planning

February

The next big thing: Selling to hospitals

Equipment required for 16 acres of veggies

New ways to think about weeds

How we figured out our most profitable crops

Bet on hoophouse raspberries for late-season profits

Your website is your best marketing tool

March

Grafted tomatoes: worth the trouble?

Hearty Roots Farm: What it takes to grow 18 acres of vegetables

Growing spring broccoli

A solution to market crowding

Diversify crops, markets, seasons

Dahlias are well worth the investment

April

Growing your CSA: What size is right?

Tweets, fans & followers: Today's farm marketing

How wide should your beds be?

Succession planting for months of green beans

Interns provide more than labor

Herbs ad fragrance, texture to bouquets

May

Home delivery: competitor or ally?

DIY tractor

Tribal: Benefits of living with young workers

Cucumbers: Easy except for the pests, diseases

New, devastating stink bug is spreading across the U.S.

New food safety regs that market vendors in PA by surprise

California organic farm's equipment is bigger, but not radically different

More filler flowers to bump up bouquets

June/July


Local food to colleges

Is it time to re-invent your farmers market

Hoophouses create opportunity for fall strawberries

Make the decision to grow in winter

Keep the okra coming all summer long

The many benefits of cooperative CSA

Specialty daffodils start the season

Quick hitches improve safety, efficiency

August

Host a farm tour without the work

Waterpenny Farm Tour

Fall-planted annual strawberries

Growing turnips and rutabagas

Essential equipment for a small farm

Start biennials now for next spring

September

Direct seeding in the fall hoophouse

Radishes for every season

Tips for planting with the Planet Jr.

Food hubs help small growers sell to large wholesale buyers

Ranunculus: A cheerful crop to plant in the hoophouse now for spring bloom

Getting cover crops planted

October

Housing poultry in the greenhouse

Dependencies: What resources must be bought

Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers good advice for market farms

Make your CSA recession-proof

Favas: the bean for cool weather

Metalworking skills, tools come in handy

Eliminate weeding with landscape fabric


November/December

Passing the GAPs

Readers raise safety issues from Oct. articles

Lot numbers: How we create codes and what we can track with them

Pink - A new color for a new food crop

iPhone farming

Digital photography for recordkeeping

The economics of eggs on a veggie farm

Storing vegetables without electricity

2011 trials yields new favorites















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