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8 most profitable field crops

8 Most Profitable
Field Crops

Maximize Your Production With Fast Growing Veggies

Produce successfully 8 efficient veggies for continuous harvest

Ever wonder what field crops can bring you the most bucks for your bang? This course will guide you through that journey!

Many elements come into play when operating a financially sustainable market garden business, and having an abundant and consistent supply of high-quality vegetables that customers love and buy over and over again is essential. In this course, you will learn the precise techniques that JM Fortier uses to produce 8 fast-growing field crops that offer higher yields.

8 Most Profitable
Field Crops

Format
Online Course
Price
$299 USD
Other currencies available at checkout

Who is this course for?

  • Committed gardeners who need guidance in their succession crop planning.
  • Market gardeners who want to take their crop to the next level and improve the consistency of their harvest.
  • Established growers who wish to increase the profitability of their beds.
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Turn field crops to your advantage

  • Learn tested and proven techniques to effectively grow amazing field crops
  • Get higher yields and more uniform quality of top-selling vegetables
  • Maximize revenue per bed with succession planting crops
  • Grow a loyal customer base through steady and consistent supply
  • Improve your bottom line throughout the farming season

Improve your skills to

Grow consistent
crops

GET A HIGHER
SUCCESS RATE

MAKE MORE
PROFIT

FEED YOUR
COMMUNITIES

Course features

This online course provides precise written and video instruction, to give you the exact methodology, tools and techniques needed to grow crops successfully in a context of heightened efficiency.

ENGAGING VIDEO TUTORIALS

DETAILED
TECHNICAL SHEETS

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by step Ebook

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Course content

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TECH SHEETS
MODULE 1

Welcome

Jean-Martin Fortier

In this short video, you’ll get a quick overview of the key learnings you’ll get in this course and get insights from JM Fortier’s 20+ years of experience as a successful market gardener.

MODULE 2

Succession Crop Planning

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Learning how to plan succession plantings is a core ability if you want to maximize revenue because it allows continuous harvesting. The crops in this course are ideal for succession planting. With this technique, you’ll never run out of those crops during the seasons.

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MODULE 3

Fresh Carrots

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Nothing beats the flavor and texture of fresh garden carrots and clients never get tired of them. In this lesson, you will learn the cultivars, itineraries and harvesting techniques we use to efficiently deliver delicious and crunchy carrots, week after week.

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MODULE 4

Beets

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Beets are one of those vegetables known to all and many people love them. It’s a sure value crop that sells very well. In this lesson, you will learn the best technique to grow surprising varieties that will add diversity to your display.

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MODULE 5

Salad Turnips

Field Crops_module turnips

Salad turnip is a fabulous vegetable that we grow from early spring until late in the season. It is a very crunchy, juicy and sweet root. Customers who discover it, adopt it and they can fetch a good price. 

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MODULE 6

Radishes

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Summer radishes are a relatively easy crop that we particularly like for the speed of its growth. It’s also a nice colorful addition to our early spring offer when our customers are craving crisp freshness! 

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MODULE 7

Mesclun Mix

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Producing quality mesclun, or ready-to-eat baby lettuce mix, is a sure way to stand out at farmer’s markets, gain restaurant clients or delight CSA members. In this lesson you’ll learn the best practices to produce salanova lettuce and how to direct sow baby greens that will add a nice touch to the mix.

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MODULE 8

Spinach

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Spinach is the perfect crop to extend the season because it can withstand heavy frosts. If well protected from the wind, spinach can withstand the cold and is a very profitable crop to grow in winter. During the summer, the plant bolts quickly, this is why we prefer to grow them during shoulder months when they are delicious and they can fetch a premium price.

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MODULE 9

Arugula

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Arugula has its fans and we always manage to have enthusiastic customers for these slightly bitter, tender and spicy leaves. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to grow arugula with efficiency to market it as a ready-to-eat baby green.

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MODULE 10

Little Gem Lettuce

Field Crops_module Little Gem Lettuce

Little Gem Lettuce is a crisp and delicious mini romaine lettuce, excellent in Caesar salads or even grilled on the barbecue. This is why it is so popular at the market and with chefs. It grows fast and 800 heads can fit on a 100-ft bed! The course assures you a constant supply of this lucrative crop.

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Meet the teacher

Jean-Martin Fortier

Farmer, educator and award-winning author

For over twenty years, Jean-Martin (JM) Fortier has been writing, teaching, and speaking publicly to raise awareness about the critical importance of human-scale regenerative agriculture to the development of sustainable and resilient food systems.

His best-selling book The Market Gardener (200,000+ copies sold) has established him since 2012 as a recognized expert on small-scale, bio-intensive vegetable production. JM’s methods, such as permanent bed systems, biointensive growing principles, and soil conservation techniques, have allowed him and his wife to make a good living from a small organic vegetable farm.

His current mission is to pass on this knowledge to thousands of farmers through his work at the Market Gardener Institute.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

The course comes with a 100% Money Back Guarantee for 14 days after the date of enrollment.
We understand that our program is a serious investment for a small-scale farmer, and we expect you to do your due diligence before purchasing our program to be certain that it is the right step for you. We cannot guarantee that taking our course is the right decision for you personally or financially.

If you sincerely engage with the course and don’t get the value or feel your learning style doesn’t match how we teach, we’ll happily refund the money you’ve paid us, given that you tell us exactly why it didn’t work for you within the 14 day period.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tell me more about the course

Our 8 Most Profitable Field Crops course focuses on fast-growing field crops that yield a lot! Starting a farm is a lot of work. The path to success is to first focus on mastering all the techniques to produce high revenue crops and improve your bottom line fast. This course will guide you through all the steps to master these 8 key crops and have customers coming back week after week to buy your products. The course is self-paced, meaning you can check the video tutorials and technical sheets at your own rhythm.

This course allows you to master the methodology, tools, and techniques to successfully grow 8 crops in a context of heightened efficiency in the regenerative micro-farming model. Each module includes video tutorials and downloadable fact sheet. Each video tutorials and fact sheets will give you in-depth step-by-step, yet straightforward instructions covering every stage of production, from seed to storage. 

 

Each technical sheet will give you : 

  • Crop info and the best cultivars to grow
  • Crop planning guidelines
  • Starting seeds
  • Spacing requirements 
  • Fertilization recommendation
  • Irrigation type and management
  • Implantation equipment and detailed itinerary
  • Weeding and maintenance instructions
  • Plant protection best practices
  • Best harvesting techniques 
  • Conditioning and storage instructions

Our course is a technical program focused on agricultural production. It does not cover the commercial or legal aspects of farming or marketing. Also, this course focuses on the techniques to successfully grow our 8 profitable field crops. This does not cover working with living soil, greenhouse production, whole season crop planning, irrigation, in-depth tools instructions, cover crops, in-depth pest management, season extension, in-depth washing and conditioning techniques and tools. If you are interested in such topics, please consider joining our Market Gardener Masterclass course. Please note that all content from this course is available in the Market Gardener Masterclass

Please note that all content from this course is available in the Market Gardener Masterclass

Everything is online — no travel is required. You can go through the training at your own pace. Of course, the real test is in how you apply this education to your own farm or market garden.

The course requires approximately 3,5 hours to complete if done linearly. The real-time investment will be in implementing your learning in your farm project.

All our on-demand courses are accessible anytime.

After registering for the program, you will be prompted to create a user profile for accessing the training platform. You will then be able to take the course on any device connected to the Internet. Please note that you can only access our courses from one device at a time, whether it’s your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

Our on demand courses are offered in English and French. All documents and text are offered in the language of your initial purchase. French speakers, please note that most of our videos are in English with French subtitles.

No. Our courses are designed to help people with real-life farming and gardening experience take their operations to the next professional level. Some of our students are just starting out, while others have a few growing seasons under their belts; some have been farming for decades — most have said that using our program has made a big difference in their business’s success.

Other questions?

Our program is designed as a comprehensive and evolving media library covering a wide range of aspects of successful market gardening. We believe that registering for our programs and studying their contents can provide a helpful head start in organizing and planning your farm. If you will be applying the methods we teach in the near future, you should definitely sign up. Access to the course materials does not expire, so when you have access to land, you’ll be able to use the course as a companion and guide. If your farm dream is a little more distant, and you’re at the stage of simply being curious about what it takes to get into small-scale regenerative farming, we suggest you take the introductory course Introduction to Market Gardening first.

Every situation is different, including climate, terrain, soil, markets, and more. While our methods are designed for vegetable production in temperate climates, from Mongolia to Argentina, we have students successfully applying our methods all over the world. Being a great farmer, knowing your crops thoroughly, and optimizing your production to be more efficient applies everywhere on the planet.

We accept all major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help you.

Fees AND GUARANTEE

All courses come with a 100% Money Back Guarantee for 14 days after the date of enrollment.

We understand that our program is a serious investment for a small-scale farmer, and we expect you to do your due diligence before purchasing our program to be certain that it is the right step for you. We cannot guarantee that taking our course is the right decision for you personally or financially.

If you sincerely engage with the course and don’t get the value or feel your learning style doesn’t match how we teach, we’ll happily refund the money you’ve paid us, given that you tell us exactly why it didn’t work for you within the 14 day period.

We accept all major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. For full payments of our Masterclass program ($1997 USD/1800€), we also accept PayPal. We are currently unable to accept checks or invoices.

This payment plan consists of three payments, exactly one month apart, on the same credit card through Stripe, our payment processing system. Please note that each payment must be made on the same card and that PayPal does not offer an installment plan option.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help you.