Post Harvest Crop Processing and Small Farm Equipment That You Wouldn’t Think Of – The Urban Farmer – Week 32

The Urban Farmer

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Notes on small farm infrastructure…

  • Do you really need a tiller?
    • Would you be better borrowing or renting one to occasionally use during the season?
    • Don’t oversize your tiller unless you really plan on expanding.
  • Flame weeders are handy tools for controlling weeds without having to disturb the soil.
  • You have to have a walk in refrigerator if you are farming commercially. 
    • A Cool Bot is a good alternative to a compressor for the walk in.
  • How are you drying your greens post harvest and washing?
    • Curtis uses a stand up washing machine and a drying table.

Curtis’s Greens Drying Table

Curtis' greens drying table.


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The Urban Farmer

The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone

The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else’s).

Major benefits include:

  • Low capital investment and overhead costs
  • Reduced need for expensive infrastructure
  • Easy access to markets

Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from field to table, making this innovative approach the next logical step in the local food movement.

Based on a scalable, easily reproduced business model, The Urban Farmer is your complete guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces.

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