Starting a Market Gardening Business From the Ground Up

Starting a market gardening business from the ground up, includes how to grow and sell produce for profit, garden size for market, where to sell your produce and planning planting dates.



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Chefs in northern climates love to talk to farmers in the winter. They are dying for good produce. So I drove to a natural food restaurant thirty-five miles away in Portland, Maine to talk with the chef.
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As I get older, it's increasingly shocking how brief the interval is between planning and harvesting, and a small dose of the former, does wonders for the latter.
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First adventures in the market garden.
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Even the most careful of us are occasionally victims of poor planning.
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Chart: Plan for your first year market garden.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
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Chart: Plan for your third year market garden.
BELLA HOLLINGWORTH
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A record like this (comparing first and second year planting) is an invaluable planning tool for next season's garden.
BELLA HOLLINGWORTH
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Chart: Plan for your second year market garden.
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