Storey's Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables & Herbs for Market

Storey's Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables & Herbs for Market

by Keith Stewart
     
 

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Keith Stewart addresses everything you need to know to successfully grow and market organic vegetables and herbs, covering land, equipment, crop mix, growing techniques, irrigation, soil fertility, pests, greenhouses, harvesting, storage, labor, debt, customer management, sales, accounting, and much more. With this comprehensive guide, you can turn your dream of a…  See more details below

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Keith Stewart addresses everything you need to know to successfully grow and market organic vegetables and herbs, covering land, equipment, crop mix, growing techniques, irrigation, soil fertility, pests, greenhouses, harvesting, storage, labor, debt, customer management, sales, accounting, and much more. With this comprehensive guide, you can turn your dream of a thriving farm into a profitable reality.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist Online
“With 25 years under his belt as an organic farmer, Stewart has plenty of hard-earned expertise to draw on in this comprehensive, well-designed guidebook to growing ecologically safe herbs and vegetables.”

Hobby Farm Home
“Whether you’re buying your first farm property, planning a transition from kitchen gardener to market grower, or looking for ways to improve your existing farm operation, Storey’s Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables and Herbs for Market is an invaluable addition to your farmstead library.”

The Natural Farmer - Robert Hadad
"This book could be a template for any new and beginner farmer education curriculum. I fully expect to see dog-eared copies of this book on the dashboards of pickup trucks and farm-house kitchen tables all across the region."

Fedco Seeds - Heron Breen
“I felt like I was attending an excellent college lecture and discussion series, and I am sure this book will become required reading in many a sustainable ag class.”

Fedco Seeds
“With 25 years under his belt as an organic farmer, Stewart has plenty of hard-earned expertise to draw on in this comprehensive, well-designed guidebook to growing ecologically safe herbs and vegetables.”

From the Publisher
“I felt like I was attending an excellent college lecture and discussion series, and I am sure this book will become required reading in many a sustainable ag class.”

Booklist
“With 25 years under his belt as an organic farmer, Stewart has plenty of hard-earned expertise to draw on in this comprehensive, well-designed guidebook to growing ecologically safe herbs and vegetables.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612120072
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
02/26/2013
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
1,454,101
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

What People are saying about this

Liana Hoodes

"This book tells you everything you need to know to get an organic vegetable farm up and running… practical information is enhanced with accounts of Keith’s own experience and the stories of other growers around the country. A great resource and a fun read for farmers, wannabe farmers and gardeners, alike. Makes me want to quit my desk job and get out there and grow and sell."

Marcel Van Ooyen

"Amust-read for anybody thinking about starting a farm or who is interested in the nuts and bolts of running a successful organic farm to market business. Keith Stewart is one of Greenmarket’s most respected and successful farmers and his book is chock-full invaluable advice and practical tips on how to start, operate and make a living as a farmer."

Angie Sullivan

"Keith Stewart has written a veritable handbook for beginning farmers. Not only does he prompt you to ask yourself the right questions, but he also provides the answers. If you are thinking about diving into the world of farming, or even changing up your existing farm operation, you need to read this book."

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Meet the Author

Keith Stewart is a NOFA-NY certified organic vegetable grower in Westtown, New York, who has been selling to the NYC Union Square Greenmarket since it began. Keith’s garlic has been called “the most soulful garlic on earth” by Time Out New York. The New York Times said, “Keith’s farm grows garlic from another planet compared with the stuff in supermarkets.” He is the author of It’s a Long Road to a Tomato: Tales of an Organic Farmer Who Quit the Big City for the (Not So) Simple Life. His essays appear in The Valley Table, “the Hudson Valley’s only magazine devoted to regional farms, food, and cuisine.”

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