176 episodes

Weekly insights for small farmers and aspiring farm based entrepreneurs who want to earn a living on the land doing something that they care about. A weekly show that tracks the farm season featuring two hosts: Darby Simpson and Diego Footer of Permaculture Voices. We focus on small family farming, grass based livestock, pastured poultry, grassfed beef, pastured pigs, farmsteading, farm sales and marketing, and work-life balance.

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    • 4.7 • 179 Ratings

Weekly insights for small farmers and aspiring farm based entrepreneurs who want to earn a living on the land doing something that they care about. A weekly show that tracks the farm season featuring two hosts: Darby Simpson and Diego Footer of Permaculture Voices. We focus on small family farming, grass based livestock, pastured poultry, grassfed beef, pastured pigs, farmsteading, farm sales and marketing, and work-life balance.

    Telling Your Farm Story to Create a Deep Relationship with Customers

    Telling Your Farm Story to Create a Deep Relationship with Customers

    Melissa Ballard joins me to talk about how selling online has helped their business.  She also discusses how she tells her farm story to build and deepen the relationship with her customers.
    Follow Bluegrass Beef @bluegrassbeef
    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. 

    • 45 min
    Carrot Cashflow - My New Farm Business Podcast - Preview Episode 1

    Carrot Cashflow - My New Farm Business Podcast - Preview Episode 1

    The first two episodes of Carrot Cashflow will air here on Grassfed Life.  You can listen to the rest of the episodes by subscribing to the podcast.
    iTunes:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/welcome-to-carrot-cashflow-trailer/id1616506647?i=1000555599534
    Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/7yWbI4WFF0ZixQT8kEwukL?si=aa0dfe257c654e04
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    Farmer Jeremy Tolley discusses why they go above and beyond to service their farm customers.  He shares the extra steps he takes to really make customers feel like they are getting something special.  He shares how he built his customer base using the website NextDoor.   You will also hear his thoughts on why these decided to start aggregating products from other farms.
    Follow Red Thread Farm @redthreadfarm
    Our new book Ready Farmer One - The Farmers' Guide to Create, Design, and Market an Online Farm Store comes out in April!
    Make farming easier 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

    • 37 min
    Carrot Cashflow - My New Farm Business Podcast - Preview Episode 2

    Carrot Cashflow - My New Farm Business Podcast - Preview Episode 2

    The first two episodes of Carrot Cashflow will air here on Farm Small Farm Smart.  You can listen to the rest of the episodes by subscribing to the podcast.
    iTunes:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/welcome-to-carrot-cashflow-trailer/id1616506647?i=1000555599534
    Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/7yWbI4WFF0ZixQT8kEwukL?si=aa0dfe257c654e04
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    Farmer Vannah Roddy discusses the benefits of her weekly veggie box.  It's a program that has been successful for her as a farmer while also being something that works for customers.  
    Follow Encompass Farm @encompassfarm
    Our new book Ready Farmer One - The Farmers' Guide to Create, Design, and Market an Online Farm Store comes out in April!
    Make farming easier 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

    • 30 min
    Thoughts on Free Ranging Pastured Poultry (Ask Darby)

    Thoughts on Free Ranging Pastured Poultry (Ask Darby)

    Darby shares his thoughts about free-ranging pastured poultry. 
    Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses:
    https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses

    • 8 min
    Raising Cattle on Without a lot of Land - What's Possible (Ask Darby)

    Raising Cattle on Without a lot of Land - What's Possible (Ask Darby)

    Darby answers a question about raising cows or sheep when you don't have much land.
    Grassfed Life Courses:
    https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses
     

    • 8 min
    Keeping a Ram on the Farm (Ask Darby)

    Keeping a Ram on the Farm (Ask Darby)

    Darby shares his thoughts on keeping a ram on the farm.
    Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses:
    https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses
     

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
179 Ratings

179 Ratings

dickBe ,

What’s up with Darby?

Diego produces excellent podcasts! His work on this podcast is superb. I do not understand why Darby is the go to expert and find him pretty obnoxious pretending to be the end all be all voice on the subject. To each their own though. Keep up the great work Diego you work tirelessly to bring us so much information and build your businesses.

J_Schuh ,

Lots of practical, realistic, informative content

Need help turning your homestead into a business, a farmstead? This podcast has TONS of information from people that have been “doing the work”, and are generous enough to share what has worked, and what hasn’t worked for them.

virgie oaks farm ,

Love the podcast !

Love the podcast! All great information.

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