Storey's Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables & Herbs for Market: Site & Crop Selection * Planting, Care & Harvesting * Business Basics
DescriptionKeith Stewart covers everything you need to know to successfully grow and market your own organic vegetables and herbs. Offering expert tips on choosing a growing site, soil fertility, companion planting, irrigation, organic farming techniques, dealing with pests, and harvesting, Stewart also helps you design a business plan, manage employees, and find niche markets for your produce.
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About 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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."--Fedco Seeds