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Weekly insights for vegetable farmers and market gardeners who earn, or want to earn, a living growing vegetables profitably. The show is hosted by Diego Footer of Permaculture Voices. Each week I talk with a beginning, or experienced farmer diving deep into their story to find out what makes their market farm successful. I focus on farming challenges and struggles, sales and marketing, soil preparation, weed management, post harvest processing, appropriate technology, farm startup, market selection, and work-life balance.

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Weekly insights for vegetable farmers and market gardeners who earn, or want to earn, a living growing vegetables profitably. The show is hosted by Diego Footer of Permaculture Voices. Each week I talk with a beginning, or experienced farmer diving deep into their story to find out what makes their market farm successful. I focus on farming challenges and struggles, sales and marketing, soil preparation, weed management, post harvest processing, appropriate technology, farm startup, market selection, and work-life balance.

    The Tail End a Special Father's Day Edition

    The Tail End a Special Father's Day Edition

    In this episode, Diego talks about finding ourselves in The Tail End as parents and being a dad.  He also discusses being a dad and farmer with Jeremy Tolley of https://www.instagram.com/redthreadfarm.  We close out the episode talking kids TV that is actually good.  Comment on this episode on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter

    Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/
    Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot
    Podcasts by Diego Footer:
    Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW
    Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m
    Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG
    Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i
    Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

    • 33 min
    It May Be Simple, But It Works AND It May Not Be Perfect, But It Works

    It May Be Simple, But It Works AND It May Not Be Perfect, But It Works

    In this episode, Diego discusses why simple can be better than complex for some businesses and why the imperfect path isn't always the best path.  We close with the thinker - "Workable ways to cut cost and increase profit."   Comment on this episode on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter

    Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/
    Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot
    Podcasts by Diego Footer:
    Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW
    Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m
    Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG
    Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i
    Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

    • 15 min
    The Worst Part About Every Job, The Danger of Lower Prices, Hating Microgreens, and Kids TV

    The Worst Part About Every Job, The Danger of Lower Prices, Hating Microgreens, and Kids TV

    In this episode, Diego talks about why the worst part of any job is really just the worst part of another job in a different form - all jobs have bad parts.  He also discusses the danger of lowering prices to stimulate sales.  Laura Patterson of https://handgrowngreens.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-decide-if-starting-a-microgreens-business-is-right-for-you/ joins to talk about the worst parts of running a microgreen business.  We close out the episode talking kids TV that is actually good.  Comment on this episode on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter

    Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/
    Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot
    Podcasts by Diego Footer:
    Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW
    Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m
    Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG
    Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i
    Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

    • 37 min
    Creating Lasting Memories - Memorial Day Edition

    Creating Lasting Memories - Memorial Day Edition

    In this episode, Diego discusses the ways in which we lose people and how we can build memories with the people we have before we lose them.  He also asks the question - "Would you want this band to crash your Memorial Day Party?"  Comment on this episode on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter

    Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/
    Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot
    Podcasts by Diego Footer:
    Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW
    Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m
    Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG
    Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i
    Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

    • 34 min
    The Downside of Up, Getting People In, Javan Bernakevitch, and Fruit Only Good as Fruit

    The Downside of Up, Getting People In, Javan Bernakevitch, and Fruit Only Good as Fruit

    In this episode, Diego discusses the downside of up - focusing on what you don't like about what you like and the importance of getting more people into your business.  Javan Bernakevitch of https://www.allpointsdesign.ca joins to talk about making more holistic decisions.  We close out the episode with the fruits that are only good as fruits.  Comment on this episode on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter

    Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/
    Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot
    Podcasts by Diego Footer:
    Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW
    Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m
    Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG
    Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i
    Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

    • 35 min
    Mr.Beast, Falling In Love with Ideas, Dan Brisebois on Farm Sales, and the Top Ten Vegetables Worldwide

    Mr.Beast, Falling In Love with Ideas, Dan Brisebois on Farm Sales, and the Top Ten Vegetables Worldwide

    In this episode, Diego discusses how the Mr.Beast Burger model might make sense for farms and why you can't just love an idea. Dan Brisebois of https://www.farmerspreadsheetacademy.com// joins to talk farm sales and changing since COVID.  We close out the episode with the Top Ten Vegetables Grown Worldwide.  Comment on this episode on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter

    Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/
    Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot
    Podcasts by Diego Footer:
    Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW
    Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m
    Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG
    Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i
    Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

    • 27 min

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