6 Best-Selling Heirloom Tomatoes for Market Growers

The popularity of heirloom tomatoes just keeps growing every year, as more and more people discover their wonderful flavors and taste. The taste of a heirloom tomato is why food shoppers don’t mind paying more – often a lot more – at markets and farm stands. There is just no comparison between heirlooms and hybrid […]

Growing High-Value Microgreens For Profit

  Consumers nationwide are voting for local foods with their wallets, opting to seek out and buy from local producers rather than purchasing food shipped hundreds, even thousands of miles. This creates new opportunities for small growers to start or expand their business. One of the best newer crops that is ideal for local growers […]

Start An Urban Farm Growing Microgreens

  The traditional family farm is changing, as more people move to cities. According to recent census numbers, over 80 percent of Americans now live in urban areas. As urban populations grow, innovative solutions to feeding all those people are being fine-tuned on vacant city lots, in abandoned warehouses and in the basements and backyards […]

How To Start a Microgreens Business

  The old saying “Small is Beautiful” certainly applies to Terry Plummer’s backyard micro green business. She grows the tiny vegetables in a hoophouse her husband built for $600, selling them to local restaurants and grocers for as much as $30 a pound. The tiny microgreens, harvested when they are just an inch or two […]