The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-scale Organic Farming

4.51 avg rating
( 409 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780865717657: The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-scale Organic Farming

Les Jardins de la Grelinette is a micro-farm located in eastern Quebec, just north of the American border. Growing on just 1.5 acres, owners Jean-Martin and Maude-Helène feed more than two hundred families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands and supply their signature mesclun salad mix to dozens of local establishments. The secret of their success is the low-tech, high-yield production methods they’ve developed by focusing on growing better rather than growing bigger, making their operation more lucrative and viable in the process.

The Market Gardener is a compendium of la Grelinette’s proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods. This complete guide is packed with practical information on:

  • Setting-up a micro-farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems, all with negligible capital outlay
  • Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools, appropriate machinery, and minimum tillage practices
  • Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods, and pricing approaches

Inspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by iconic American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman, author and farmer Jean-Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable. Making a living wage farming without big capital outlay or acreages may be closer than you think.

Jean-Martin Fortier is a passionate advocate of strong local food systems and founder of Les Jardins de la Grelinette, an internationally recognized model for successful biointensive micro-farming.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:


Grow better not bigger with proven
low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods

...should be of great use to market growers everywhere. ---Eliot Coleman, organic farming pioneer and author of the Winter Harvest Handbook

This is a fantastic addition to any aspiring market gardener's library... Jean-Martin has laid out all of the basics for how we can farm more profitability, productively, and passionately on a more human-sized scale. --- Josh Volk, Slow Hand Farm, Portland, Oregon
...

Les Jardins de la Grelinette is an owner-operated micro-farm which feeds more than 200 families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands. The secret of their success is low-tech, high-yield production methods which help them grow better rather than bigger, making their business more lucrative and viable in the process.

The Market Gardener is a compendium of La Grelinette’s proven horticultural techniques, packed with practical information on:
· Setting-up a micro-farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems, all with negligible capital outlay;
· Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools, appropriate machinery and minimum tillage practices;
· Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods and pricing approaches.

As local organic agriculture continues to flourish, young professional growers like Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife Maude-Hélène Desroches are leading the way with their innovative ideas about farming. Based on low-tech, high-yield methods of production The Market Gardener is a complete, modern, micro-scale farming handbook which shows that making a living wage growing food without large capital outlay or access to an acreage may be closer than you think.
...

... picks up right where Eliot Coleman has left us, applying many of his core principles, but doing it in such a brilliant way as to provide beginning farmers a solid framework of the information they need to start up and become successful small-scale organic growers themselves- Adam Lemieux, Product Manager of Tools & Supplies, Johnny's Selected Seeds

In France, The Market Gardener has quickly become a book of reference for small-scale farming. Both visionary and practical, it is a work of rare intelligence. --- Charles Herve-Gruyer, permaculture teacher and grower at la Fermedu BecHellouin, France

...

Jean-Martin Fortier is a passionate advocate of strong local food systems, and founder of Les Jardins de la Grelinette; an internationally recognized model for successful biointensive micro-farming.

About the Author:

Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife Maude-Hélène Desroches are the founders of Les Jardins de la Grelinette, an internationally recognized micro-farm famous for its high productivity-profitability using low-tech, high-yield methods of production. A leading practitioner of biologically intensive cropping systems, Jean-Martin has more than a decade's worth of experience in mixed organic farming. He has written articles about his work for popular magazines such as Canadian Organic Grower, La Terre de Chez Nous and Growing for Market. He also contributes occasionally as a tool and equipment advisor for companies such as Johnny's Selected Seeds and Dubois Agrinovation. The original French language version of this book, Le Jardinier-Maraîcher, released in Fall 2012, has sold more than 15,000 copies.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Fortier, Jean-Martin/ Fleming, Severine Von Tscharner (frw)/ Bilodeau, Marie
ISBN 10: 0865717656 ISBN 13: 9780865717657
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 20800906-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jean-Martin Fortier; Foreword by Severine von Tscharner Fleming, The Greenhorns
ISBN 10: 0865717656 ISBN 13: 9780865717657
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0865717656

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jean-Martin Fortier, Marie Bilodeau
Published by New Society Publishers, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0865717656 ISBN 13: 9780865717657
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New Society Publishers, United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. French edition, Le jardinier-maraicher has sold over 15,000 copies Author is founder of les Jardins de la Grelinette in southern Quebec, which is recognized in Canada and internationally as an alternative model for people who want to get established and make a living from small-scale farmingHe has been working with Equiterre for over 7 years to establish a network of CSA farmsAuthor is partnering with who will provide extensive support including an author tourThe book will be used as a textbook for workshops helping establish beginning farmers in incubator farms. In 2012, these were attended by over 3,000 peopleAuthor s method of farming and for training new farmers has been proven to be highly successful.Increasingly, people are turning to market gardening as a way to make a livingOrganic cropland is growing at 15 in the United States and the Canadian organic market demand has increased 160 since 2006. Bookseller Inventory # AAU9780865717657

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jean-Martin Fortier
ISBN 10: 0865717656 ISBN 13: 9780865717657
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97808657176570000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Fortier, Jean-Martin
ISBN 10: 0865717656 ISBN 13: 9780865717657
New Quantity Available: 9
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2014. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # V7-9780865717657

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Jean-Martin Fortier, Marie Bilodeau
Published by New Society Publishers, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0865717656 ISBN 13: 9780865717657
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New Society Publishers, United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. French edition, Le jardinier-maraicher has sold over 15,000 copies Author is founder of les Jardins de la Grelinette in southern Quebec, which is recognized in Canada and internationally as an alternative model for people who want to get established and make a living from small-scale farmingHe has been working with Equiterre for over 7 years to establish a network of CSA farmsAuthor is partnering with who will provide extensive support including an author tourThe book will be used as a textbook for workshops helping establish beginning farmers in incubator farms. In 2012, these were attended by over 3,000 peopleAuthor s method of farming and for training new farmers has been proven to be highly successful.Increasingly, people are turning to market gardening as a way to make a livingOrganic cropland is growing at 15 in the United States and the Canadian organic market demand has increased 160 since 2006. Bookseller Inventory # AAU9780865717657

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Fortier, Jean-Martin
ISBN 10: 0865717656 ISBN 13: 9780865717657
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2014. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780865717657

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Fortier, Jean-Martin
Published by New Society Publishers 3/4/2014 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0865717656 ISBN 13: 9780865717657
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New Society Publishers 3/4/2014, 2014. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780865717657

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Jean-Martin Fortier
Published by New Society Publishers (2014)
ISBN 10: 0865717656 ISBN 13: 9780865717657
New Paperback Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New Society Publishers, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0865717656

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Fortier, Jean-martin/ Fleming, Severine Von Tscharner (FRW)/ Bilodeau, Marie (ILT)
ISBN 10: 0865717656 ISBN 13: 9780865717657
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
VNHM SHOP
(Pompano Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Softcover. Book Condition: New. Les Jardins de la Grelinette is a micro-farm located in eastern Quebec, just north of the American border. Growing on just 1.5 acres, owners Jean-Martin and Maude-Helène feed more than two hundred families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands and supply their signature mesclun salad mix to dozens of local establishments. The secret of their success is the low-tech, high-yield production methods they’ve developed by focusing on growingbetter rather than growing bigger, making their operation more lucrative and viable in the process.The Market Gardener is a compendium of la Grelinette’s proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods. This complete guide is packed with practical information on:Setting-up a micro-farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems, all with negligible capital outlayFarming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools, appropriate machinery, and minimum tillage practicesGrowing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods, and pricing approachesInspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by iconic American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman, author and farmer Jean-Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable. Making a living wage farming without big capital outlay or acreages may be closer than you think.Jean-Martin Fortier is a passionate advocate of strong local food systems and founder of Les Jardins de la Grelinette, an internationally recognized model for successful biointensive micro-farming. Bookseller Inventory # BAA-B-3900595

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book