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Deadhead: The Bindweed Way to Grow Flowers

There's so much wisdom in the hearts and minds, not to mention the flower-farming muscles of Jeriann Sabin and Ralph Thurston, authors of Deadhead. Straightforward, honest, funny and immensely useful, Deadhead is a must-have book for anyone interested in the art and science of being a cut flower farmer.

The Urban Farmer: Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land

There are 40 million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity. Access to land is a major barrier for many people who want to enter the agricultural sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be farmers wanting to become part of this growing movement.

Oodles of Tomatoes and One Packed Van

From the arrival of the first seed catalog to autumn frost, see how the garden grows! Spend time with the farmer and his wife in this down-to-earth, in-the-dirt story of planning, planting, and harvesting vegetables to sell at market. Enjoy engaging activities and colorful artwork in this fun learning children’s book of market gardening.

Cultivating Customers: A Farmer's Guide to Online Marketing

Want a social media presence to help market your farm and find customers but don't want to spend a lot of time on it? Then this book is for you. Small Farm Central founder Simon Huntley shows how farms can identify and reach their target market and put a marketing system in place that will support them throughout the busy growing season.

Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden by Erin Benzakein with Julie Chai

Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms

By GFM writer Erin Benzakein, a leader in the locaflor farm-to-centerpiece movement and owner of internationally renowned Floret Flower Farm, Cut Flower Garden is equal parts instruction and inspiration—a book overflowing with lush photography of magnificent flowers and breathtaking arrangements organized by season.

The Wreath Recipe Book

Year-Round Wreaths, Swags, and Other Decorations to Make with Seasonal Branches

From the authors of the widely popular Flower Recipe Book, and in the same successful format, The Wreath Recipe Book provides 100 “recipes” to make with flowering and leafy branches. These aren’t just evergreens for Christmas—the book is organized seasonally, with dozens of projects to make throughout the year.

The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook: Organic Vegetable Production Using Protected Culture

Best practices for the eight most profitable crops

Today only a few dozen large-scale producers dominate the greenhouse produce market. Why? Because they know and employ best practices for the most profitable crops: tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, peppers, leafy greens, lettuce, herbs, and microgreens. The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook levels the playing field by revealing these practices so that all growers—large and small—can maximize the potential of their protected growing space. Whether growing in a heated greenhouse or unheated hoophouse, this book offers a decision-making framework for how to best manage crops that goes beyond a list of simple do’s and don’ts.

Sunday at the Farmers Market

Sunday at the Farmers Market is a picture book for kids that explores the local farmers market through the eyes of the farmer's children. Each Sunday morning at sunrise the farmer and his children take the bright red truck into the village with their faithful dog to sell their fruits and vegetables at the village farmers' market. Follow the children around the market as they meet up with friends and visit farm stands where they learn, taste and discover how things are made and grown. A lively, educational and vibrantly illustrated adventure with many details for children and adults to admire. There is a red cardinal on almost every page which children will enjoy finding.

The Independent Farmstead

Growing Soil, Biodiversity, and Nutrient-Dense Food with Grassfed Animals and Intensive Pasture Management

Twenty years ago, when authors Shawn and Beth Dougherty purchased the land they would come to name the Sow’s Ear, the state of Ohio designated it “not suitable for agriculture.” Today, their family raises and grows 90% of their own food.

The Lean Farm: Guide to Growing Vegetables

More In-Depth Lean Techniques for Efficient Organic Production

In this field-guide companion to his award-winning first book, The Lean Farm, Hartman shows market vegetable growers in even more detail how Clay Bottom Farm implements lean thinking in every area of their work.

Practical Weed Control

The most complete book on mechanical weed control available.

No-Till Bundle - 3 books

Buy The Organic No-Till Farming RevolutionDirt to Soil and No-Till Intensive Vegetable Culture together and save 10%! The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution by GFM editor Andrew Mefferd includes interviews and analysis to detail the farmer-developed no-till methods used on market farms. In Dirt to Soil by Gabe Brown, learn how the author uses a variety of methods, including rotational grazing and no-till practices, to regenerate soil and sequester carbon on a large scale. In No-Till Intensive Vegetable Culture, Bryan O'Hara talks about no-till in addition to many other regenerative farm practices including Korean Natural Farming, high-carbon composting, and more! GFM subscribers still get their 20% subscriber discount off this already low price.

Whole Farm Management

From Start-Up to Sustainability

Edited by Garry Stephenson

Farming is a business, as well as a way of life. Whole Farm Management is a comprehensive guide developed by the Small Farms Program at Oregon State University to help aspiring and beginner farmers make smart business decisions to ensure lasting success.

The No-Till Organic Vegetable Farm

In this comprehensive guide to successful no-till vegetable farming, author Daniel Mays outlines the environmental, social, and economic benefits of his system. The book offers a whole-farm plan including sections on bed flipping, planting, dealing with weeds, establishing beds, and cover cropping, all without tilling.

No-Till Intensive Vegetable Culture

Pesticide-Free Methods for Restoring Soil and Growing Nutrient-Rich, High-Yielding Crops

By Bryan O'Hara

From a veteran organic grower: a unique agricultural methodology that delivers higher yields, higher quality, and higher profitability—absolutely free of herbicides or pesticides.

No-till farming has rapidly grown in popularity among vegetable growers due to its high-quality, high-yield, high-profit results. Renowned organic grower Bryan O’Hara perfected the technique during the multi-year transition of his Connecticut vegetable farm to a no-till system. His vibrantly healthy, resilient plants are testaments to the value of allowing the inherent biological functions in soil to do their work.

Start Your Farm

The Authoritative Guide to Becoming a Sustainable 21st Century Farmer

From GFM writer Ellen Polishuk comes a modern, all-purpose handbook for today’s agricultural dreamers—covering the challenges and triumphs of launching any successful farm.

The Year-Round Hoophouse

The Year-Round Hoophouse is a comprehensive guide to designing and building a hoophouse and making a success of growing abundant, delicious fresh produce all year, whatever your climate and land size.

The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution

High-Production Methods for Small-Scale Farmers

Learn how to use natural no-till systems to increase profitability, efficiency, carbon sequestration, and soil health on your farm.

Dirt to Soil

One Family’s Journey into Regenerative Agriculture

Learn the methods one of the pioneers of regenerative agriculture developed to bring his farm back from the brink of financial and ecological ruin. 

Compact Farms

15 Proven Plans for Market Farms on 5 Acres or Less; Includes Detailed Farm Layouts for Productivity and Efficiency

Small is beautiful, and these 15 real farm plans show that small-scale farmers can have big-time success.

The Farmer's Office

When you decided to become a farmer, you also became an entrepreneur and business person. In order to be ecologically and financially sustainable, you must understand the basics of accounting and bookkeeping, and learn how to manage a growing business.

E-Book: The Hoophouse Handbook

The Hoophouse Handbook: Second Edition, Revised and Expanded -- Growing Produce and Flowers in Hoophouses and High Tunnels -- by Growing for Market.
Download it as a PDF.

The Lean Farm: How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximize Value and Profits

Lean principles grew out of the Japanese automotive industry, but they are now being followed on progressive farms around the world. Using examples from his own family’s one-acre community-supported farm in Indiana, Hartman clearly instructs other small farmers in how to incorporate lean practices in each step of their production chain, from starting a farm and harvesting crops to training employees and selling goods. While the intended audience for this book is small-scale farmers who are part of the growing local food movement, Hartman’s prescriptions for high-value, low-cost production apply to farms and businesses of almost any size or scale that hope to harness the power of lean in their production processes.

The 50-Mile Bouquet

Beautiful photography, interesting interviews, and innovative floral design make this book a pleasurable read for flower growers and flower lovers.

Sustainable Market Farming

Sustainable Market Farming is a comprehensive manual for small-scale farmers raising organic crops sustainably on a few acres. If you have enjoyed Pam Dawling's articles in Growing for Market over the years, then Sustainable Market Farming is a must-have.

The Regenerative Grower’s Guide to Garden Amendments

Using Locally Sourced Materials to Make Mineral and Biological Extracts and Ferments

By Nigel Palmer Foreword by John Kempf

Revitalize your farm—and go beyond compost—by making your own biologically diverse inoculants and mineral-rich amendments using leaf mold, weeds, eggshells, bones, and other materials available for little or no cost.

Homemade for Sale

How to Set Up and Market a Food Business from Your Home Kitchen

by Lisa Kivirist & John Ivanko

The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming

The secret of Jean-Martin Fortier's success is the low-tech, high-yield production methods he has developed by focusing on growing better rather than growing bigger.

Local Color: Growing Specialty Cut Flowers

Frank and Pamela Arnosky, owners of Texas Specialty Cut Flowers, are experienced, successful cut flower growers with 40 acres of field production and 50,000 square feet of greenhouses and hoophouses. They wrote regularly in Growing for Market from 1995 to 2009, and this book is a collection of their most recent articles, from 2001 to 2009.


E-Book: Local Color - Growing Specialty Cut Flowers

The Arnoskys' popular cut flower articles in Growing for Market are compiled into this 124-page collection, which is a downloadable 1.3 MB PDF. Includes articles published from 2001 through 2009.

The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook by Richard Wiswall

A Complete Guide to Managing Finances, Crops, and Staff — and Making a Profit

The Flower Farmer by Lynn Byczynski

An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers, Second Edition.

E-Book: Farm Fresh Recipes

Farm-Fresh Recipes in a PDF download. You can copy recipes and place in your own newsletters or on your website. 620 KB.

The BackYard Orchardist

The best resource for beginning tree fruit growers.

The New Organic Grower

A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener. Everyone reads this book when starting out in market gardening!

Four Season Harvest

An introduction to season extension for the home and market gardener.

Winter Harvest Handbook

The market farming master is back with another groundbreaking book! Coleman's work for the past decade has focused on extending the season with unheated hoophouses. In this book, he shares everything he has learned.

The Grape Grower

A Guide to Organic Viticulture.


Growing Great Garlic

The first garlic book written for organic gardeners and small-scale farmers.

Sharing the Harvest

A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture.