770 episodes

Daily farm and garden talk. All about growing vegetables profitably and efficiently on small farms and in gardens.

Each episode focuses on one specific topic - growing practices, how-to, farming challenges and struggles, sales and marketing, soil preparation, weed management, farm startup, market selection, and work-life balance.

Hosted and produced by Diego Footer's Modern Grower Podcast Network.

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    • 4.8 • 248 Ratings

Daily farm and garden talk. All about growing vegetables profitably and efficiently on small farms and in gardens.

Each episode focuses on one specific topic - growing practices, how-to, farming challenges and struggles, sales and marketing, soil preparation, weed management, farm startup, market selection, and work-life balance.

Hosted and produced by Diego Footer's Modern Grower Podcast Network.

    The Good and Bad of Starting a CSA

    The Good and Bad of Starting a CSA

    In this episode, Eliot Seldner talks about the pros and cons of starting a CSA on your farm, as featured in FSFS97.
    Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/
    Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco
    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/

    • 2 min
    Have a Crop Rating System

    Have a Crop Rating System

    In this episode, The Urban Farmer Curtis Stone talks about the importance of having a Crop Rating System on your farm.
    Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/
    Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco
    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/

    • 4 min
    No-till Bed Flips and Transplanting Protocols (Growing for Market Monday)

    No-till Bed Flips and Transplanting Protocols (Growing for Market Monday)

    Use code is "SMART" to get 30% off any new magazine subscription! 
    For a small farm nerd, the best thing about touring farms around the country is experiencing growing systems in action. Over the past five years, I’ve done just that. My partner and I have had the amazing opportunity to work on more than 14 production-driven small farms and to visit dozens more. Read the article: https://growingformarket.com/articles/notill-bed-flips-and-transplanting-protocols
    Learn more about Growing for Market: 
    https://growingformarket.com/
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    https://www.instagram.com/growingformarketmagazine

    • 11 min
    The Evolution of a Farmer

    The Evolution of a Farmer

    In this episode, Brian Bates talks about how he evolved as a farmer, as featured in FSFS117. 
    Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/
    Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco
    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/

    • 4 min
    Great Tools JM Found Along the Way

    Great Tools JM Found Along the Way

    This episode features JM Fortier.
    Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/
    Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco
    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/

    • 5 min
    Slow and Steady Wins the Race

    Slow and Steady Wins the Race

    This episode features Adam Klaus.
    Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/
    Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco
    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/

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
248 Ratings

248 Ratings

The Reviewru ,

The Best

I’ve listened to about a dozen farming, permaculture, and other similar podcasts, and Diego’s Farm Land podcast is by far the best. The episodes are the most pertinent. Diego makes the podcast about the listener, not the the interviewee. And he just keeps going!

Coderuff ,

Microgreens in a greenhouse

Hey Diego,

I have thoroughly enjoyed the show. You and your guests have taught me countless lessons and new perspectives.

I was thinking while listening to the many reasons not to do microgreens if it would ever be on your radar to do an episode about growing microgreens in a greenhouse. I am in the process of building a small one on my family’s little Golfcourse near Pittsburgh and wonder about all the ins and outs of growing them in a greenhouse. Especially during winter. We are looking to take advantage of the extra space we have with gardens and the like.

Curious if that would be a viable topic. Thanks!

phoenixfarmonline ,

Sooo good!

I have spent countless hours listening to Diego’s podcast. Despite the vast quantity of material he has put out there, there has been no sacrifice in quality. I love his laidback, conversational style of speaking and interviewing that doesn’t feel rushed, but is also concise and without the fluff. FSFS has helped me with a lot of nuts and bolts stuff, and also helped me think about big picture ideas, challenging me to ask myself tough questions about my future farming journey, etc. a treasure trove of information and questions you never even thought to ask. such good stuff!

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