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.
Informed by the author's extensive experience growing a wide variety of fresh, organic vegetables and fruit to feed the approximately 100 members of Twin Oaks Community in central Virginia, this practical guide provides:
Detailed profiles of a full range of crops, addressing sowing, cultivation, rotation, succession, common pests and diseases, harvest and storage
Information about new, efficient techniques, season extension and disease resistant varieties
Farm-specific business skills to help ensure a successful, profitable enterprise.
Whether you are a beginning market grower or an established enterprise seeking to improve your skills, Sustainable Market Farming is an invaluable resource and a timely book for the maturing local agriculture movement.