Diversity of crops is one way to spread the risk in farming, and on this week’s podcast we talk about what Noah Poulos of Wild East Farm grew in this first year on his farm outside of Asheville, North Carolina. In addition to vegetables, crops include pastured meats and agroforestry, and we discuss how the short-term crops help them get into farmers markets and generate income while the longer-term crops grow. We also discuss their unusual lease that was set up to keep the property in farming, recap how the first year on the property went, what he learned managing other farms, and more!



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Want to learn more about going full-time into your life's passion? Here is a link to September's article "Making the Leap to Farming Full-Time" By Rebecca Kutzer-Rice, from the Growing for Market Magazine.

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