For a while there I was wondering if it was a realistic expectation to manage to make a living above the ‘poverty line’ as a small farmer. Nearly content with the idea of joining the ‘wealthy-poor’ from the sheer satisfaction that can be gained as a farmer, I ran across a few articles that seem to indicate that with enough dedication, planning, and efficiency-minded protocols in place, it might very well be possible to put a kid through college and take a vacation from time to time with the profits from your farm I. E. small farming can be economically sustainable!
This example is truly inspiring (I can’t wait to see the documentary they have in progress):
- The Mother Earth News article (another great reference to track)
- And themarketgarden.com for a link direct to Jean-Martin Fortier’s website.
His advice to ‘Grow Smarter, not Bigger’ really resonates.