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

 
 
Author
Jean-Martin Fortier. Marie Bilodeau, illus.
Publisher New Society  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
ISBN 9780865717657
Pages/Publication Date 221/2014
Daedalus Item Code 59347
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Growing vegetables on just 1 1/2 acres, Jean-Martin Fortier and Maude-Helène Desroches feed more than 200 families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stand, and also supply their signature mesclun salad mix to dozens of local establishments. The success of their micro-farm Les Jardins de la Grelinette is due to the low-tech, high-yield production methods they've developed over ten years, and in this illustrated guide Fortier explains their proven horticultural techniques. Here is practical information on setting up a micro-farm with negligible capital outlay by designing biologically intensive cropping systems; farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools and minimum tillage; and growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods, and pricing.

"Jean-Martin Fortier extols the virtues of being small-scale, and expertly details the use of such scale-appropriate tools as broadforks, seeders, hoes, flame weeders, low tunnels, high tunnels, and many other unique tools, specifically designed for this brand of farming. He picks up right where Eliot Coleman has left us, applying many of his core principles, but doing it in such a brilliant way as to provide beginning farmers a solid framework of the information they need to start up and become successful small-scale organic growers themselves."—Adam Lemieux

 
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