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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 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.

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.

Small Farm Equipment

If you’re new to farm work, Small Farm Equipment offers a valuable introduction to equipment and safety. If you’re already experienced in farm work, the book offers plenty of tips often overlooked—as well as reminders of how to stay healthy and safe during challenging tasks. For farm owners and managers, consider using Small Farm Equipment as a basis for on-farm training.

Storey’s Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables & Herbs for Market

Storey Publishing's compehensive guide to growing organic vegetables and herbs

The Bio-Integrated Farm

A Revolutionary Permaculture-Based System Using Greenhouses, Ponds, Compost Piles, Aquaponics, Chickens, and More

Permaculture designer and farmer Shawn Jadrnicek is a master at engaging the free forces of nature to create sustainable food production systems. He weaves water, wind, sunlight, convection, gravity, and decomposition into his projects, showing us how to create sustenance in our landscapes with little effort or work on our part. The Bio-Integrated Farm is a must-read, twenty-first-century manual for managing these natural resources and brings system farming and permaculture to a whole new level.

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 Hoophouse Handbook E-book

The Hoophouse Handbook: Second Edition, Revised and Expanded -- Growing Produce and Flowers in Hoophouses and High Tunnels -- by Growing for Market.
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The 50-Mile Bouquet

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

The Farmers Market Cookbook

The greatest value of this cookbook might be in putting it on your farmers market or CSA stand. The rich array of unusual varieties can be confusing and overwhelming to some customers. From detailed produce descriptions to storage tips, preparation techniques, and over 200 flavorful recipes, The Farmers Market Cookbook has the answer to every shopper's question, "What do I do with this?"

Miraculous Abundance

Miraculous Abundance is the eloquent tale of a couple’s evolution from creating a farm to sustain their family to delving into an experiment in how to grow the most food possible, in the most ecological way possible, and create a farm model that can carry us into a post-carbon future—when oil is no longer moving goods and services, energy is scarcer, and localization is a must.

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.

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.

Taming Wildflowers

Taming Wildflowers is the ultimate DIY book on wildflower gardening: part wildflower history (“How Wildflowers Changed the World”), part upbeat, informative how-to, and a little basic plant science, and an easy primer on designing with these wild and wondrous blooms.

Market Farming Success

NEW! The revised and expanded, full-color edition of Market Farming Success offers an insider’s guide to market gardening and farming for those in the business of growing and selling food, flowers, herbs, or plants. Condensing decades of growing experience from every part of the United States and Canada, Lynn Byczynski—founder of Growing for Market—identifies key areas that usually trip up beginners and shows growers how to avoid common obstacles.

Attracting Native Pollinators

Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies

If you order before December 31, 2013, we will donate all the profits from the sale of this book to The Xerces Society.

Go to Sleep, Little Farm

This is a great bedtime book that visits all the animals getting ready for sleep on the farm, ending with your little one. Engaging illustrations are nostalgic and modern at the same time. A great way to get everyone on the farm ready for sleep.

Before We Eat

Before we eat, many people must work very hard planting grain, catching fish, tending animals, and filling crates. In this book, vibrantly illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Mary Azarian, readers find out what must happen before food can get to our table to nourish our bodies and spirits.

The Flower Workshop

Written by a celebrated floral designer and lavishly illustrated with full-color photography, this book not only provides step-by-step instructions for 50 stunning floral projects from simple to spectacular, but also equips readers with the skills to customize arrangements at home.

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.

Hoophouse Handbook: Revised and Expanded

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The Hoophouse Handbook: Second Edition Revised and Expanded! Growing Produce and Flowers in Hoophouses and High Tunnels -- by Growing for Market. Hoophouses are the greatest thing in market farming since the tractor!

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.

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.

The Flower Farmer's Year: How to Grow Cut Flowers for Pleasure and Profit

Whether you want to take up flower production for gate sales or make a livelihood from cut flowers, Georgie Newbery will take you through everything from planning your garden to budgeting and marketing. With plenty of stories about mistakes she’s made along the way, this book is a practical manual that teaches how to get involved in local, sustainable flower production.

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 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.

Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden

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 Flower Recipe Book

100 Magical, Sculptural, Seasonal Arrangements

Flower arranging has never been simpler or more enticing. The women behind Studio Choo, the hottest floral design studio in the country, have created a flower-arranging bible for today's aesthetic. Filled with an array of stunning, easy-to-find flowers, it features 400 photos, more than 40 step-by-step instructions, and useful tips throughout.

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 Lean Farm

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.

2009-2017 Issues on flash drive

Need to catch up on what you've missed? Eighty back issues of Growing for Market are loaded as PDFs on a flash drive.

Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers

This book is a must read for vegetable growers of all scales – organic or not. It’s not easy to make a living growing and selling vegetables.

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.


Local Color: Growing Specialty Cut Flowers E-Book

The Arnoskys' popular cut flower articles in Growing for Market are compiled into this 124-page collection, which is a downloadable 1.2 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.

Farm Fresh Recipes E-Book

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 Berry Book by Stella Otto

A great resource for small-scale, commercial or home berry growers.


The BackYard Orchardist by Stella Otto

The best resource for beginning tree fruit growers.

The New Organic Grower by Eliot Coleman

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 by Eliot Coleman

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

Winter Harvest Handbook by Eliot Coleman

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.

Garden Insects of North America by Whitney Cranshaw

The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs!

The Grape Grower by Lon Rombough

A Guide to Organic Viticulture.


Greenhouse Engineering by Robert Aldrich and John Bartok Jr.

A technical book about planning, building and operating a greenhouse.

Growing and Selling Fresh Cut Herbs by Sandie Shores

The best how-to book for commercial production of culinary herbs.

Growing Great Garlic by Ron Engeland

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

Sharing the Harvest by Elizabeth Henderson and Robyn Van En

A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture.


Specialty Cut Flowers by Allan Armitage and Judy Laushman

THE reference book for cut flower growers! You will open it virtually every day in spring, and nearly as often in winter when planning for your next season.


Small Scale Grain Raising

The classic text on raising grain. Revised and expanded for home gardeners and small scale farmers