Successful Market Farmers Operation: Inside Look

I had been idealizing the idea of starting a farm: seeing the beautiful produce stacked up at the market made me want to take out a loan, buy 50 acres, and start my own little operation.

This from Grist by Daniel Klein. EXCERPT: " Last spring, I had the pleasure of following the farm-to-market process with one of the “successful” upstart organic farms in Minnesota. Laura and Adam from Loon Organics let me film and work through their Friday-Saturday operation. I had been idealizing the idea of starting a farm: seeing the beautiful produce stacked up at the market made me want to take out a loan, buy 50 acres, and start my own little operation. But after a day with the folks at Loon Organics, the frantic reality of running a diversified farm comes into focus"... Read More Related Links: Monsanto-tied scientist abruptly quits key USDA research post Organic farming just as productive as conventional, and better at building soil, Rodale finds Study: Organic chicken carries significantly lower salmonella risk

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