Where to Find Local, Organic Food Made the Old-Fashioned Way in Blanco, TX

As you drive along U.S. 281 just north of Blanco, TX, you’ll see a big pink tractor on the side of the highway. You’ll want to stop. That well-known landmark signals that you’ve arrived at Pink Tractor Farms, a Central Texas haven for a wide variety of fresh produce, as well as Texas-made ice cream, pickles, cheeses, farm fresh eggs, …

How to Make Six Figures Farming on ⅓ Acre – Advice from Urban Farmer Curtis Stone

The next time you hear someone say that small farms can’t be profitable, tell them (as respectfully as possible, of course) that they have no idea what they’re talking about. Or, at least, that they need to talk with Curtis Stone, aka The Urban Farmer. A touring-musician-turned-urban-farmer, Stone established the Green City Acres farm in Kelowna, British Columbia, in 2010. …

How Two Brothers Scaled Their Hydroponic Lettuce Farm Using a CoolBot

Having grown up on a pig farm, brothers Julian and Jesse Howatt are no strangers to the demands of the farm lifestyle and the reprieve that innovation can bring. In 2013, they started a small indoor lettuce farm in Moncton, New Brunswick. Local by Atta scaled quickly from small experiment with 21 heads of lettuce in Julian’s apartment, to a …

Post Harvest Vegetable Care on the Farm

From an article in Growing For Market by Ron When we finally started our own mixed vegetable operation in a 77 acre ex-corn field, there were no trees, much less a walk-in cooler. We didn’t think it would matter much. After all, our goal was to provide the freshest possible produce to our CSA members. We’d wake up early enough …