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Home  >  Horticultural Crops  >   Market Gardening: A Start-up Guide (Summary)

Market Gardening: A Start-up Guide



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By Janet Bachmann

Published: 2009

Updated: 2009

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20 pages


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Introduction

Market gardening, which entails the intense production of high-value crops, gives farmers the potential to increase their income from a few acres. It is also of interest to people looking at agriculture as an alternative lifestyle. This publication provides an overview of issues you need to be aware of as you consider undertaking market gardening, and suggests helpful resources.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Business plan
Choosing markets
Learning production and marketing techniques
Selecting equipment
Planning and recordkeeping
Labor
Food safety
Agricultural insurance
Organic market gardening
Grower profiles
     Peregrine Farms
     Beech Grove Farm
     Harmony Valley Farm
     Thompson Farms
References
Further resources

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