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The Market Gardener Masterclass

The most detailed course to grow your micro farming skills

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The Market Gardener Masterclass

The most detailed course to grow your micro farming skills

The Market Gardener Masterclass is the ultimate roadmap to success for growers looking to optimize their work, increase their income, and improve their quality of life. Through this comprehensive online farming course, you will get the knowledge and techniques to expertly manage and operate a thriving microfarm.

Why the Market Gardener Masterclass?

Being a grower can be difficult and demanding, but with the right techniques and tools, you can really improve your day-to-day life, while increasing your yields.

By the end of the program you will be able to:

Crop planning
tools

Develop a structured and 
business-like crop planning to increase productivity

INCREASE THE QUALITY
OF YOUR VEGGIES

Grow healthy crops efficiently throughout 4 seasons following detailed itineraries 

work fewER
hours

Apply proven methodology and necessary tools to help gain time and avoid injuries 

Feed your
community

Harvest and bring to market beautiful veggies to feed your communities

MAXIMIZE YOUR
revenue

Achieve greater productivity and yield more in less time, resulting in higher profits

ENJOY A BETTER
QUALITY OF LIFE

Spend less time on trial and error and start enjoying the benefits of an efficient operation

How does it work?

Market Gardener Masterclass
01
Learn at your own pace going through the videos and detailed technical sheets
02
Become member of an exclusive and unique online community and share with other growers
03

Ask questions to our team of experts 

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Get lifetime access to vast a library of continuously updated content 
05
Be part of a worldwide movement of growers led by an inspiring mentor
06
Benefit from special discounts from an ever growing list of partners 

Don’t miss the next masterclass Enrollment in Fall 2024!

support programs for students and Npo

Take advantage of our support programs to register for the Market Gardener Masterclass at a preferential rate!

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Who is this farming course for?

Antu Rios

Devoted Beginners

Antu Rios
Huerto Los Chilcos Farm, Chile

“The Masterclass has been an upgrade to my skills that gave me the real possibility to develop a market garden from scratch to a profitable system in 3 years”

Casey Ostwinch

Seasoned Growers

Casey Ostwinch
Honey Tree Farm, USA

“We were one of the first farms to register for the Masterclass, and I’d say the value equates to at least 2 or 3 seasons worth of learning. It helps you bypass a LOT of trial and error and has allowed us to be a real farm business much faster! It is now our primary reference point and the teachings have undoubtedly contributed to us tripling our profits this year.”

Teresa Willman

Farm Owners

Teresa Willman
Silver Cloud Farm

“There is so much information out there for new farmers but not so much for established growers. After more than 10 years of farming, the Masterclass was exactly what I needed to refine my systems and improve my business.”

Meet the teacher

Jean-Martin Fortier

Farmer, educator and award-winning author

Since launching his bestseller book “The Market Gardener, A Successful Grower’s Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming” in 2012, JM Fortier has been internationally recognized as a foremost expert in the field of biointensive farming and has spoken at hundreds of conferences, keynote addresses, and training sessions, becoming an inspiration for farmers worldwide.

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

How much does it cost?

The Market Gardener Masterclass 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.

  • High quality videos, technical sheets e-books and sheets sharing proven methods: Value of $5,400 USD
  • Access to a dynamic and private community and a technical specialist team: Value of $1,000 USD
  • Potential partners discounts: Value of $10,200 USD
  • Lifetime access to the content and to the community: Priceless
  • Group interaction with JM Fortier on a regular basis: Priceless
Total Value: $16,600 USD

Invest in yourself today for

BEST SAVINGS

One-Time Payment Of

$2250 USD

BEST VALUE

3 Monthly Payments Of

$784 USD

Safe payments with Stripe or Paypal

How much does it cost?

The Market Gardener Masterclass 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.

  • High quality videos, technical sheets e-books and sheets sharing proven methods: Value of $5,400 USD
  • Access to a dynamic and private community and a technical specialist team: Value of $1,000 USD
  • Potential partners discounts: Value of $10,200 USD
  • Lifetime access to the content and to the community: Priceless
  • Group interaction with JM Fortier on a regular basis: Priceless
Total Value: $16,600 USD

Invest in yourself today for

BEST SAVINGS

One-Time Payment Of

$2250 USD

BEST VALUE

3 Monthly Payments Of

$784 USD

Doors for the Masterclass open in fall 2024
Don’t miss the next enrolment window! Enter your name and email below.

It could be you!

When you do the work and stay committed, the results you can create are extraordinary. Just imagine the growth you’ll experience with the right training, guidance, and support.

Don’t just take our word for it, see how the Masterclass changed the farming journey of hundreds of growers.

“The Masterclass has had enormous impact in our profitably and our efficiency. We really manage our whole farm based around this tool. It is definitely the go-to dictionary for small-scale market gardening, it sets you up for success!”
— Jaymie Thurler, Rutabaga Ranch, Canada
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“The Masterclass has taught us the techniques to maximize production on our small-scale farm while improving the overall health and quality of our soil. We have learned about tools and techniques that have made farming more efficient and more sustainable environmentally, financially and physically too!”

— Beth Satterwhite, Even Pull Farm, USA

Chris-Hedgpeth
“The season after we joined the Masterclass, our production doubled with about the same amount of labor. Learning how to improve through better planning and crop production techniques has made a major difference.”

— Chris Hedgpeth, Forest Garden Farm, USA

Sofia-Maria-Bang-Elm-Avdem-Gardsgront
“Joining the Masterclass has had a huge impact on how I approach my crop planning and has taught me how to gain more efficiency in order to boost my sales. Compared to the first year, I now grow 3x more food in the same acreage and this is definitely because of what I’ve learned from the program.”

— Sofia Maria Bang Elm, Avdem Gardsgrønt, Norway

Join the most important global network of organic farming available

Join the most important global network of organic farming available

What is inside?

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TECH SHEETS
MODULE 1

Crop Planning

crop-planning Market Gardener Masterclass
Crop planning is the number-one factor in achieving success for your farm. The five-step process helps to optimize space and time, increase productivity, reduce mental anguish and complexity, and maximize returns from every acre. You will be introduced to two powerful crop planning systems, including JM’s newly developed custom crop planning and task management tool, which you will receive as part of the program.
Module content
MODULE 2

The Tool Shed

tool-shed Market Gardener Masterclass
It is crucial to choose your farm tools and equipment wisely — this will directly influence not only your ability to work the soil properly, but also your overall efficiency and results. Jean-Martin opens up his tool shed and shares which tools he uses, how to use each one, and how to streamline and get better results.
Module content
MODULE 3

Living Soils

living-soil Market Gardener Masterclass
By replacing mechanical tillage with no-till strategies, and by using natural amendments such as fungi to support plant health and build soil fertility, you will develop a great foundation for growing food that is healthy, nutritious, and respectful of soil biology. In this module, you will learn strategies to minimize soil disturbances and enhance soil life, supporting optimal crop yields and nutritional value.
Module content
MODULE 4

Cover Crops

cover-crops Market Gardener Masterclass
Cover crops — also known as “green manure” — are an essential part of creating healthy soil for your market garden. They can play different roles and are used in different contexts, but for the most part, they protect the ground from soil erosion, improve soil structure, and feed the soil web.
Module content
MODULE 5

Nursery and Plant Propagation

nursery Market Gardener Masterclass

A good start in the nursery allows your seedlings to reach their maximum quality in the field. Maintaining good management of the nursery helps reduce losses and produce the right number of transplants, thus ensuring profitability. In this module, Jean-Martin shares tips, techniques, and strategies to successfully organize and manage your nursery for maximum results.

Module content
MODULE 6

Insect, Pest, and Disease Management

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Insects, pests, and diseases represent a challenge to organic farmers. Sometimes, despite all screening and prevention efforts, the only way to save crops is to use biopesticides. In this section, Jean-Martin walks you through using biopesticides effectively and safely.
Module content
MODULE 7

Irrigation

irrigation - Market Gardener Masterclass
Irrigation supplies your crops with the necessary water and nutrients that they need to succeed. Discover the irrigation techniques used at the Jardins de la Grelinette and the Ferme des Quatre-Temps and learn how to reproduce the same irrigation system in your market garden.
Module content
MODULE 8

Harvest and Conditioning

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In this module, Jean-Martin teaches you how to design the most efficient working station for the washing and packing of your produce, so they can be at their freshest when they reach your customers. You also get a reference chart that explains how to wash and store different types of vegetables as well as instructions on building a bubbler.
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MODULE 9

Season Extension and Tunnel Management

Season extension - Market Gardener Masterclass
In some parts of the world, the growing season is relatively short, forcing farmers to become resourceful in order to beat the cold and generate revenue for as long as possible. Learn the techniques Jean-Martin uses for extending the growing season into the colder months, including the use of low tunnels, floating row covers, hoop houses, and more.
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MODULE 10

Winter Growing

Winter growing - Market Gardener Masterclass
In northern climates, winter growing is a good way to increase your farm’s income during the low season. This module covers the art of winter growing and introduces you to the main principles and practices that make it profitable. Also, the technical sheet of five cold-hardy crops has been adapted to winter growing techniques.
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MODULE 11

Greenhouse Production

Greenhouse - Market Gardener Masterclass
Greenhouse production is growing in popularity, and is especially critical in colder climates. In this module, you’ll learn techniques specific to greenhouse production, including monitoring fertilization using electric conductivity, grafting, and growing guides for tomatoes and cucumbers.
Module content
MODULE 12 TO 57

45+ Vegetables

At the heart of our program are in-depth, detailed modules covering step-by-step instructions on more than 45 crops, with tips taking you from seed to sale. Each crop module will provide a 15 to 45 minute instructional video accompanied by a technical sheet that teaches you how to repeat the exact same steps in your own market garden.

Arugula
Baby Greens
Basil
Beets
Bell Peppers (Field)
Broccoli
Bush Beans
Cabbage
Carrots (Fresh & Storage)
Cauliflower
Celery
Dill & Coriander
Cucumbers (Greenhouse)
Eggplants (Field)
Fennel (Mini)
Frisée
Garlic
Ginger (Baby)
Green Onions
Hot Peppers
Kale
Leeks
Lettuce
Little Gem Mini Lettuce
Melons
Mesclun Mix
Onions
Pole Beans
Potatoes
Radishes
Salad Turnips
Spinach
Sweet Peas
Swiss Chard
Tomatoes (Field)
Tomatoes (Greenhouse)
Winter Squash
Zucchini
Radicchio
New
Radicchio
Ground cherry​
New
Ground cherry
Celeriac​
New
Celeriac
Parsley​
New
Parsley
microgreens
New
Microgreens
Parsley​
Nouveau
Parsley

Exclusive discounts on tools and supplies!

Access discounts and perks including 3% to 15% off essential tools and supplies for market gardeners representing a potential of savings up to $6,000 USD on a new greenhouse, and $4,200 USD on tools!

Partners Discounts Eligible countries More details

10%
Australia, New Zealand
Apply on all seeds and equipment and accessories. Students have 12 months from enrollment to benefit from this offer.

10%
Europe
Apply on all seeds. Discount may vary based on the product.

5%
Atlantic Canada provinces
Apply on greenhouse structures.

11-16%
United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean
Students can choose between a 16% discount on one BCS tractor OR up to 11% discount on up to three BCS attachments.

10%
United States, Canada
Apply on the whole catalog on first order only.

10%
Province of Quebec
Apply on membership.

15%
Canada, Europe
Apply on all books in the online store for all orders of $75 or more. For Europeans, the discount only applies to digital books. Books can only be shipped within Canada

20%
United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Apply on the whole catalog.

10%
United States, Canada
Apply on the whole catalog.

3%
United States, Canada, Worldwide
Apply on the whole catalog on first order only.

Ecosociete

10%
Worldwide
Apply on the Market Gardener eBook.

Ecoumene

10% to 25%
Quebec
10% discount on 2086 liters of soil for germination and general use (Professional Rate - PRO-PAL).
25% off 28 liters Organic Seeds and Potting Soil.

Free parts kit (value of $85)
United States, Canada, Worldwide
Get a free parts kit with the purchase of a Quick-Cut Greens Harvester ($85 value).

10%
Canada
Apply on the whole catalog.

GRO

12%
Ontario, Quebec
Discount on compost.

10%
United States, Canada, International
Apply on the whole catalog on all orders over $150. Shipping: Tools can only be shipped within Canada and the United States. Apparel and accessories can be shipped within Canada, the United States and Internationally.

10%
Belgium, Switzerland, The Netherlands, France, Italy, Germany
Apply on all products.

 

50%
United States, Canada
Discounts apply on any new subscription.

3-5%
United States, Canada, France
Students get 5% discount on greenhouse structures and other products manufactured by Harnois as well as 3% discount on other products manufactured by their partners.

10%
United States, Canada
Apply on the whole catalog on the first five (5) orders over $100 per person.

10%
Ontario, Canada
Apply on all products.

8%
Worldwide
Apply on the whole catalog for all orders. Shipping conditions may apply.

Premium feature
United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland
Get a premium feature. Terms and conditions apply. The platform is currently only available in English.

5%
United States, Canada
Apply on the whole catalog.

20%
United States, Canada, International
Apply on the whole catalog.

Ooooby

75%
United Kingdom
On the onboarding fee.

10%
United States, Canada.
Apply on all products.

8%
Europe, United Kingdom
Apply on all products.