About

Want to do the same amount of work in less time?

You’ve come to the right place.

We believe that too many farmers are spending too much time doing things that could be done A LOT faster. 

We’re trying to change that.  

Tools like the Paperpot Transplanter, the Kwik Klik™️ Seeder, and the Jang Seeder enable farmers to do more work with less labor.

When your greatest resource as a farmer is your time, why waste it?

We created Paperpot Co. to help get Paperpot technology into the hands of farmers affordably.  We wanted to help new and existing growers make the best use of this and other market gardening tools.  Paperpot Co. is now one of the leading suppliers of small-farm productivity tools in the world.

What We Stand For

High Quality

Quality matters, quality lasts.  We try to over-engineer every product we make.  Our goal is to NEVER have a product break or wear out during normal use.  Countless hours spent during the design process, rigorous product testing, and high-quality materials help ensure longevity.

Higher quality materials cost more.  There is no way around that.  While many products today are build using inferior materials, we try to build products like they did 50 years ago.  Strong, solid, and made to last.

Our products aren’t cheap – we know that.  Given that we want you to get more than your money’s worth and only have to buy a product once.

Locally Made

United States manufacturing is disappearing at an alarming rate.  More and more companies are going overseas to manufacture products to cut costs.  These cost savings come with other costs – the loss of local jobs, the fostering of sub-standard employment and environmental costs in other countries, and often a lesser quality product.

We don’t believe that the trade-offs are worth it.  Given that our products aren’t as cheap as they could be, but we believe their better than they would be if we tried to cut costs.

Whenever possible we try to manufacture our products within the US or Canada keeping jobs local.  Every purchase supports not only our business but many other US and Canadian business.

Fair Priced

We price our products as low as we possibly can.  We strive to charge you a fair price while allowing us to make a fair profit to pay our suppliers fairly and ourselves fairly.

Making a quality product locally and innovating new products isn’t cheap.  Producing copious amounts of free educational content isn’t cheap.  But those are things we are committed to. Each purchase supports our endeavors to further this movement and help you in the future.

Sure there are cheaper off-brand products.  Sure you can save by low-quality Chinese made tools.  But there is a cost.  We might not have the cheapest product out there and we are OK with that because we know we have the best product out there.  As Benjamin Franklin said, “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

DIEGO FOOTER

Founder & CEO

Diego is a former financial advisor and engineer who is passionate about innovating to save people time and money.  

As a permaculturalist, he geeks out on soil, bio-intensive growing, and systems thinking. His favorite permaculture principles include stacking functions and arriving at solutions—not imposing them.

Diego hosts the podcasts: In Search of Soil and Farm Small, Farm Smart.

Diego is the father of three daughters, and he continuously seeks to work more efficiently in order to be able to spend more time with them.