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Paper Pot Transplanters, Jang Seeders, Microgreen Trays, and More!

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

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Paper Pot Transplanters

The Paper Pot Transplanter allows a single person to transplant 264 plants covering over 100ft in just minutes.  What used to take hours, now takes minutes.

Works great with a wide variety of crops!

Learn how the paper pot transplanter drastically reduce your farm’s transplanting time.

We are an official distributor of Japanese Paper Pot Transplanting Systems.

Jang Seeders

The Jang JP5 Seeder gives the ability to accurately and quickly seed 5 rows at a time with precision in-row and between row spacing.

Excels with raw and pelleted seed in a almost all soil conditions.

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Jang Seeders - JP1, JP5 used for seeding crops.

JANG SPEED SEEDERS

PAPER POT TRANSPLANTERS AND EQUIPMENT

Paper Pot Transplanter transplanting crops.

OUR VALUES

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 longetivty. 

Higher quality materials cost more.  There is no way around that.  While many products today are build using inferior materials, we try to build proucts 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 disappearting at a alarming rate.  More and more companies are going oversease to manufcature 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 the 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 endeavours to further this movement and help you into 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.”

OUR VALUES

Market Farming Resources

The Paper Pot Transplanter in the Field

Taking on another big question this week with Heath Emerson @broadforkacres. Inspired by his IG post - “QUESTION: what do you think a small, organic farmer’s fair, annual income should be? Let’s say we’re talking about one farmer working 48 hours a week. We were talking with some folks the other day about salaries in other careers and it got me thinking about the question. All answers are appreciated!”
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I think there’s this pervasive attitude within farming that farming is a subsistence lifestyle and you can’t make a lot of money doing it. I don’t want to offend anybody but I think that’s kind of a loser mentality. It’s one thing to decide you don’t wanna make a lot of money, it’s another thing to give up trying using the lifestyle as an excuse to justify low wages.
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When it comes to your wage as a self-employed business owner you have to make sure you can earn enough to support the lifestyle that you want to live. That means knowing how much that lifestyle costs and making sure the business can generate that amount of income. Beyond that I think the sky is the limit if someone wants to pursue more. I hate to see so many people short changing themselves and working themselves to the bone early in their life with very little to fall back on later in life, so I error on the side of more is better. You can always give it away. 🙂
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Listen to this episode of Farm Small Farm Smart anywhere you can find podcasts.
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Over the years I have done a lot of podcasts specifically on microgreens. Recently I took some time to break these episodes out into their own podcast to make them easier to find. If you are interested in microgreens then this podcast is for you. From the technicals of growing to business to sales we have covered a lot over the years. You can listen by searching a Growing Microgreens Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or anywhere podcasts are found. I hope it helps. 😀 ...

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Not knowing what you really want... topic of today’s new entrepreneurship podcast. And one of the reason I think a lot of farm businesses fail.
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This really ties in to Monday’s episode of can you make a living on a small farm. Living and lifestyle often get confused. I think they’re different. Making a living is making money where lifestyle is choosing a life you want to live. Sure you have to like your job, but your job’s primary function is to earn you enough money to live, and if you can’t do that then you probably won’t be doing that job very long regardless of how much you like it. When it comes time to running a farm - are you running it because you needed to provide a certain amount of income and or are you doing it because you want to enjoy some of the benefits of the farm lifestyle? Both are fine, but clarity needs to be known by all parties involved. You can’t say it’s a business and treated like a hobby or vice versa. If you want the lifestyle then there are a lot of ways to live the farming lifestyle without actually being a full-time farmer. If you are sure what you really want then the wheels will fall off at some point.
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The best suggestion I have to solve this is to have everyone sit down ahead of time and agree on what the goals are from finance to lifestyle to time freedom along with the roles involved. Then do periodic check-ins to make sure that these agreed-upon goals are actually being pursued and you didn’t stray from the path somewhere along the way.
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Listen using the link in the profile or search Farm Small Farm Smart. New entrepreneurship episodes every Friday. 🤓
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While they might just seems like plastic trays A LOT of work went into designing our trays. We figured if you’re going to be buying plastic we only want to buy it once. Sometimes plastic lasting forever is a good thing - in the greenhouse, not in the landfill. Not just great for paperpot crops, but also for microgreens and wheatgrass... Repost from @bourlandfamilyfarm “Wheatgrass is coming in strong! 💪🏼 Grand opening coming soon!”
#microgreens #tampa #bourlandfamilyfarm #wheatgrass #nutrition #paperpotco #carrollwood.
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The big question... Can you make a LIVING on a small farm?

This episode was inspired by the post Taylor of @footprintfarm @habitfarming made here on IG. Listen using link in profile or searching Farm Small Farm Smart.
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“Can you make a living on a small farm? Honestly…I’m not so sure. I sat on a panel yesterday and spoke to a room packed full of the movers and shakers in Vermont’s food system and said just that. Our farm is looked at as “successful”. Sure, we’re technically profitable, but at what cost? The stress and uncertainty is more than many people can handle, and I’d argue that even profitable small farms are not always sustainable or replicable. I sat on a panel with two dairy farmers, a new American farmer, and a second-generation veg farmer. I was the token non-Vermonter first-generation farmer, but our stories were all the same. Our panel sobered the entire gathering in a way that I hope was constructive. It sure got me thinking. I’m going to be doing some moving and shaking in the coming weeks, and I want to share it with you all. Because the truth is that we’re losing our family farms and it’s time to rethink our local economies. Stay tuned.” It is an important question, what do you think?
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Paperpot and no-till. Possible, but success will depend on what flavor of no-till you are using. Follow Jesse @notillgrowers to see his approach. And listen to our interview on the podcast for more context on no-till.

Repost from @notillgrowers “Recommencing our Paperpot trials with some arugula (and digging our bottom watering trays from @paperpotco in the process). We had some issues with drying out of the chains in our compost mulch last year but are going to try a few different things to see how viable this would be in a similar system to ours. Stay tuned.

Also did you catch my conversation with @diegofooter on #farmsmallfarmsmart about #notill this week!? Really enjoyed that interview. Diego is a masterful interviewer.” #paperpot #nodig
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