Crop Planning For Organic Vegetable Growers handbook
This book is a must read for vegetable growers of all scales – organic or not.
– Growing for Market
This is the book I wanted to read when I was a new farmer. But no one had written it yet!
So Fred Thériault, one of my Tourne-Sol co-famers, and I simply had to write this book so other young farmers would have it to read.
Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers synthesizes the crop planning systems Fred and I developed through our own farming experiences and as part of Tourne-Sol cooperative farm.
This book breaks the planning process down to 11 steps. It works backwards from your goals to flesh out the concrete steps you need to take to get there:
- Set your financial goals
- Develop a marketing plan
- Make field planting schedules
- Create crop maps
- Choose vegetable varieties and finalize planting schedules
- Generate greenhouse schedules
- Fill out a seed order
- Make a field operations calendar
- Carry out the crop plan
- Analyze crop profitability
- Plan for next year
How To Order
You can order Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers on the Tourne-Sol website. Our site isn't set up to order from outside of Canada, but if you email me at [email protected] I can figure out shipping costs and help you order the book from anywhere in the world!
In the US, you can also order from these fine folks: