338 episodes

Insights for vegetable farmers and market gardeners who earn, or want to earn, a living growing vegetables profitably.

In each episode, 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 in-the-field farming. Soil preparation, weed management, post-harvest processing, appropriate technology, farm tools and equipment, and growing crops.

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

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    • 4.7 • 214 Ratings

Insights for vegetable farmers and market gardeners who earn, or want to earn, a living growing vegetables profitably.

In each episode, 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 in-the-field farming. Soil preparation, weed management, post-harvest processing, appropriate technology, farm tools and equipment, and growing crops.

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

    The Profitable Mini-Farm - Selling to Restaurants (E10)

    The Profitable Mini-Farm - Selling to Restaurants (E10)

    In Episode 10 of The Profitable Mini-Farm, farmer Jodi Roebuck @roebuckfarm talks about selling to restaurants: the pros, the cons, and how to keep restaurant customers happy. 
    Learn more about Jodi:
    https://www.roebuckfarm.com/
    @roebuckfarm
    Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/
    Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter
    Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot
    Get high-quality farm tools in Australia and New Zealand at https://www.activevista.com.au/

    • 34 min
    Carrot Cashflow: Finance and Family Farm Success with Tony Barlow (CC28)

    Carrot Cashflow: Finance and Family Farm Success with Tony Barlow (CC28)

    Tony Barlow of Barlow Roots Market joins me to talk about balancing an off-farm job, homeschool and running a successful farm on the side.
    If you are interested in following Tony and learning more about the things we spoke about today he has just started a new channel called Homestead Money. He is looking forward to sharing more on homesteading, market gardening and finance. Specifically, he hopes to help homestead dreamers purchase their homestead, and current homesteaders manage their finances wisely. You can join his email list here: http://eepurl.com/ijcC61.
    Or follow him on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/homesteadmoney/
     
    Want to learn more?  My new book Ready Farmer One - The Farmers' Guide to Create, Design, and Market an Online Farm Store is finally out!!!  Get it on Amazon. 

    • 55 min
    The Profitable Mini-Farm - Selling to Retail Stores (E09)

    The Profitable Mini-Farm - Selling to Retail Stores (E09)

    In Episode 9 of The Profitable Mini-Farm, farmer Jodi Roebuck @roebuckfarm shares his approach to selling to retail stores, as well as their unique arrangement of managing dedicated refrigerators for his produce in each store.
    https://www.roebuckfarm.com/
    @roebuckfarm
    Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/
    Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter
    Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot
    Get high-quality farm tools in Australia and New Zealand at https://www.activevista.com.au/

    • 35 min
    The Profitable Mini-Farm - The Wash Pack Process (E08)

    The Profitable Mini-Farm - The Wash Pack Process (E08)

    In Episode 8 of The Profitable Mini-Farm, farmer Jodi Roebuck @roebuckfarm discusses the process they go through in their wash and pack, their delivery system, as well as some wash and pack efficiency tips.
    Learn more about Jodi:
    https://www.roebuckfarm.com/
    @roebuckfarm
    Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/
    Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter
    Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot
    Get high-quality farm tools in Australia and New Zealand at https://www.activevista.com.au/

    • 42 min
    Carrot Cashflow: Keys and Tips to Run a Successful Farm Business with Ellen Polishuk (CC26)

    Carrot Cashflow: Keys and Tips to Run a Successful Farm Business with Ellen Polishuk (CC26)

    Farmer and consultant Ellen Polishuk joins Diego to discuss running a successful farm business. Ellen has over 30 years of experience growing vegetables and cut flowers in the Washington, DC area.
    Learn more about Ellen:
    https://www.planttoprofit.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/planttoprofit_farmerellen
     
    Want to learn more?  My new book Ready Farmer One - The Farmers' Guide to Create, Design, and Market an Online Farm Store is finally out!!!  Get it on Amazon. 

    • 1 hr 26 min
    The Profitable Mini-Farm - Wash Pack Equipment (E07)

    The Profitable Mini-Farm - Wash Pack Equipment (E07)

    In Episode 7 of The Profitable Mini-Farm farmer Jodi Roebuck @roebuckfarm discusses the different equipment they use in their wash and pack station.
    Learn more about Jodi:
    https://www.roebuckfarm.com/
    @roebuckfarm
    Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/
    Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter
    Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot
    Get high-quality farm tools in Australia and New Zealand at https://www.activevista.com.au/

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
214 Ratings

214 Ratings

Amala Shyam ,

So helpful

I have been on the fence for years, made mistakes in the past and always come back for more farming. This podcast is helping me to move more soberly and in knowledge. I’m a novice at best. Making progress one season at a time.
Thank you so much!

tiffanygarlic ,

Great new content

Diego does such a nice job with interesting, valuable information and ideas. I’m really looking forward to his new series with Jodi Robuck. I’ve been listening for years! Thanks Diego. ♥️

lyratlas ,

Radically changed my game.

Thank you for this podcast. Your interviews are gold. Much appreciated 🙏

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