Wed, 15 July 2015
TUF016 - Different Farms, Different Markets, Different Models – Differences Between Farming Two Acres and a Quarter Acre – The Urban Farmer – Week 16
Farming in the city is something that Curtis has done ever since he started farming 5 years ago. But he hasn't always farmed, just inside the city. At one point in time he actually farmed a two acre plot outside of the city with another farmer. He did this in addition to farming his urban lots. So he had a multi location farm with small plots inside the city and one large plot outside of the city. As a result he saw first hand the differences between farming more land and less land - because there are a lot of differences.
In this episode we will dig into those differences and hear what it was like farming two acres and how it was different than farming a third of an acre.
We will touch on the various different models for selling products off of a farm - think CSAs versus selling directing to restaurants. We'll talk about the differences between each of the models.
As you will find out each market, each farmer, and each farmer will have to experiment to find the best fit for them. What works for one farmer and in one market, might not work for the next.
It is week 16 of the urban farm season - June 30, 2015.
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