Tips for seeking out land to farm
- Make sure that you are on the same page with the landowner BEFORE you enter the deal.
- Curtis gives his landowners about $80 to $150 a month in produce. That roughly equates out to the amount that the landowner would have to spend per month if they paid someone to maintain the land.
- Don’t be fixed on buying land. Leasing, renting, or trading for access to land is a low-risk way to start and may make more financial sense in the long run.
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.