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The No-Till Market Garden Podcast is a nuts and bolts (and earthworms and microbes) look at how to run a productive, profitable no-till market garden for small and mid-sized farmers.

The No-Till Market Garden Podcast Farmer Jesse

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

The No-Till Market Garden Podcast is a nuts and bolts (and earthworms and microbes) look at how to run a productive, profitable no-till market garden for small and mid-sized farmers.

    Jeremy Mueller - Commonplace Farm

    Jeremy Mueller - Commonplace Farm

    Jeremy Mueller of Commplace Farm--formerly of Excelsior Farm--in Oregon joins the show to talk transitioning farms, scaling up from a market garden to a 10+ acres of not-so-small salad greens farm, mechanization, systems, wholesale head lettuce vs salad production, misadventures with a flail mower collector, and more.
    Mentioned in the show...
    Jesse will be at the ACRES Eco Ag Conference,the Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference, the Oxford Real Farming Conference, among others.
    Folks who make the show possible...
    RIMOL Greenhouses quality greenhouses and high-tunnels.
    Growing for Market monthly publication about the business of small-scale farming. Get 25% off with code WORM.
    BCS America two-wheel tractors and implements.
    Farmers Web farm marketing managment software.
    You, our listeners. Help us keep our work free for everyone by supporting our work on Patreon or No-Till Growers and pick up a copy of The Living Soil Handbook or a sweet hat if you haven't already.
    And a grant from Southern SARE. Here's the obligatory... This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2020-38640-31521 through the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under project number LS21-348. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. The goal of this grant is to provide context and technique to the four primary principles of soil health.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Gerry Ross - Kupa'a Farms

    Gerry Ross - Kupa'a Farms

    This week Gerry Ross joins the show from the dry side of Maui to talk about tropical farming in an arid climate, about 14 years straight of CSA deliveries, boosting organic matter quickly, and a whole lot else. 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Richard Wiswall - Cate Farm

    Richard Wiswall - Cate Farm

    "What if I told you, you could make $10,000 in three days?"
    Richard Wiswall of Cate Farm, Vermont and author of The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook joins Jesse to make the case for paying as much attention to the business of farming as we do the growing. He talks about having a cooperative mindset, the hidden costs of direct marketing, dropping loss leaders, doing market research, the power of a smiple crop-budget and cost-benefit analysis, and goes deep on plant sales.
    Mentioned in the show...
    The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook (get it directly from Richard, folks)
    Deep Root Organic Cooperative
    Beet Clock record-keeping app
    Automatic soil-blocker
    Folks who make the show possible...
    RIMOL Greenhouses quality greenhouses and high-tunnels.
    Growers & Co durable farmwear, quality hand tools, and a beautiful small-farm publication.
    BCS America two-wheel tractors and implements.
    Farmers Web farm marketing managment software.
    You, our listeners. Help us keep our work free for everyone by supporting our work on Patreon or No-Till Growers and pick up a copy of The Living Soil Handbook if you haven't already.
    And a grant from Southern SARE. Here's the obligatory... This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2020-38640-31521 through the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under project number LS21-348. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. The goal of this grant is to provide context and technique to the four primary principles of soil health.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Mimi Casteel - Hopewell Wine

    Mimi Casteel - Hopewell Wine

    Mimi Casteel of Hopewell Wine in Salem, Oregon and Farmer Jesse talk about the place and potential of no-till and cover-crops in viticulture, how her practices have evolved over the years, remineralization, foliar micro-nutrient applications, how truly healthy plants make great wine, the broader societal implications of regenerative viticulture, and genuinely nerd out about wine bit.
    Mentioned in the show...
    Find the I'll Drink To That podcast w/ Mimi, as well as several others she's been on, here
    Folks who make the show possible...
    RIMOL Greenhouses quality greenhouses and high-tunnels.
    Growers & Co durable farmwear, quality hand tools, and a beautiful small-farm publication.
    Tilth Soil amazing compost-based living potting soils and soil blends.
    Growing for Market monthly publication about the business of small-scale farming. Get 25% off with code WORM
    You, our listeners. Most of our means comes directly from our audience. Help us keep our work free for growers everywhere by supporting our work on Patreon or No-Till Growers and pick up a copy of The Living Soil Handbook if you haven't already. We promise not to use the proceeds to build a rocket and go to space, just to make more awesome free content.
    And a grant from Southern SARE. Here's the obligatory... This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2020-38640-31521 through the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under project number LS21-348. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. The goal of this grant is to provide context and technique to the four primary principles of soil health.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Hayden O'Donnell - Goodie Farm

    Hayden O'Donnell - Goodie Farm

    Hayden O'Donnell joins the show to talk about being a first generation farmer, expanding land under cultivation and diversifying crops, running a farm store, integrating animals, pricing food and more. 

    www.Goodiefarm.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/goodiefarm/

    Sponsors: 

    http://rimolgreenhouses.com/

    www.growers.co

    www.bcsamerica.com

    www.farmersweb.com

    Support our work: 

    www.patreon.com/notillgrowers

    or

    www.notillgrowers.com/support 

    • 1 hr 17 min
    A Growers & Co Podcast Special

    A Growers & Co Podcast Special

    Got a little mid-week something for you listeners. JM and the Growers and Co team are launching the third edition of their magazine today! Not only do they make amazing farm tools and gear, they publish a beautiful magazine about small-scale growers and how they're changing the world for the better. AND, they put together a podcast to highlight some of the folks in it. Featured in the podcast, as well as the magazine, are...
    Black Sheep Farm
    The New Farm
    Le Rizen
    Steadfast Farm
    Check out the Growers and Co Instagram for a chance to win a year subscription to the magazine, a copy of The Living Soil Handbook, and a Growers and Co cap.
    Season 4 of The No-Till Market Garden kicks off November 1st!

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

f1464 ,

Invigorating

A beautiful podcast that is as inspiring as it is informative.

BenRThomas ,

Great info

This podcast is packed with great info on all things notill. It’s great to hear about other people’s experiences and get inspired with new techniques to try.

Lazbash ,

Love this podcast

I got into no dig (till) several years ago after a Charles Dowding course and now so happy it’s really taking off with all the amazing farmers featured.

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