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2015 NEW MEXICO-ARIZONA BOOK AWARD WINNER
"This useful, entertaining guide gives prospective microfarmers the dirt on realistic essentials for turning a garden into a moneymaking enterprise
The author advises on such basics as business plans and sales techniques; profiles a range of actual working microfarms, from flowers to killer bees; and relates hilarious stories from his own microfarming."
"No generalities or theory here: this is all applied wisdomwhich is why it works so well! Readers who want to turn their few acres into a profitable business venture would do well to turn to Microfarming for Profit as the first approach to turning an idea into reality."
"DeWitt brings a lifetime of experience to this new guide for those interested in taking their hobby garden to a new level
[he] writes with authority and practicality, making this book an excellent resource for the novice microfarmer."
fun to read
a good starting point, and provides valuable information for farming on a very small scale."
MICRO FARM LIFE
With wit, expertise, and common sense, Dave DeWitt shows you how to establish a successful microfarm by choosing the most profitable plants and animals to raise and learning to market and sell what you produce. His informative yet conversational style makes you feel you're talking with an expert you already know.
Declared the "pope of peppers" by the New York Times , Dave DeWitt is one of the foremost authorities on chile peppers and spicy foods. A food historian and prolific writer, he is the author of over fifty books including gardening guides, food histories, and cookbooks. DeWitt is an associate professor in the College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University, and co-producer of the National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show, now in its twenty-sixth year. Dave lives with his wife in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
|Publisher:||Torrey House Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Dave DeWitt is the author of over 50 books, mostly on chile peppers and fiery foods, but also including novels, food histories, and a travel guide. Dave is an associate professor in the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University, and co-producer of the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show, now in its 26th year. Dave lives in Albuquerque with his wife, Mary Jane Wilan.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This briskly written, informative guide to starting and running a successful microfarm helped drive away my winter blues. If you can't garden, it's great to read about gardening. DeWitt delivers sage advice on small-scale farming: the basics of a business plan, how to sell what you grow, how to close a sale, fourteen microfarms that serve as examples, and the nuts and bolts of creating your own farm. I particularly liked his thorough list of possible microfarm plants and animals: ginger, bees, chickens, chili peppers, herbs, dairy, fruits and berries, garlic, ginseng, salad mixes, flowers, medical marijuana, mushrooms, tilapia, and tomatoes. You'll know the upside and the downside to farming these for profit. Highly practical and engaging, I recommend this book for folks whose gardens are expanding in scope. I don't agree with all DeWitt's practices. I would never use creosote-soaked railroad ties in any garden, especially where food is being grown. And his occasional use of Sevin and Malathion means I would not buy his produce. But this book offers a bounty of good advice and insights that took years to gain. Who knew mushrooms can be grown in your basement?