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The Market Gardener

A Successful Grower’s Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming

By Jean-Martin Fortier

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-Helene feed more than 200 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.

Learn how to succesfully plan, grow
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With more than 200,000 copies sold and buoyed by the international success of the first edition of The Market Gardener, A Successful Grower’s Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming, Jean-Martin Fortier has continued to perfect his diversified market gardening techniques and to test tools to optimize his organic crops on small surfaces in this second revised and expanded edition.

Now translated into 7 languages and the recipient of awards and rave reviews, The Market Gardener, A Successful Grower’s Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming remains a must-read for all those interested in small-scale organic agriculture. This type of agriculture contributes to the resilience of local communities and is capable of feeding the population while presenting itself as an alternative to the industrial agriculture that pollutes the planet and is harmful to our health.

Considered a reference in organic farming, this practical guide provides growing notes on more than 
25 vegetables and teaches you step-by-step how:

  • Choose a site location based on permaculture
  • Minimize start-up investments
  • Use alternative machinery to the tractor
  • Grow in permanent beds with a minimum tillage approach
  • Fertilize your crops organically
  • Controlling diseases and pests effectively
  • Weeding with the best tools
  • Extending the growing season
  • Develop a crop calendar
  • Good financial planning
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Meet the Author

Jean-Martin Fortier

Farmer, educator and award-winning author

Jean-Martin Fortier is a farmer, teacher, entrepreneur and author of best-seller, The Market Gardener. His work has inspired hundreds of thousands of people around the world to embrace a vision of agriculture that is human-scale, ecological, and nourishing for communities.

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