With supermarket shelves and farmer’s markets offering more and more organic produce these days, the opportunities for new and existing farmers to profit from consumers’ healthier eating habits are multiplying every year. With 25 years under his belt as an organic farmer, Stewart has plenty of hard-earned expertise to draw on in this comprehensive, well-designed guidebook to growing ecologically safe herbs and vegetables. In seven lucidly written and informative sections, Stewart covers topics such as equipment and tools, soil management, crop rotation, harvesting, storage, and invaluable tips on marketing one’s products. Vitally important issues, such as dealing with weeds and insects without resorting to pesticides, are also given a thorough going-over, buttressed by the author’s frequent philosophical asides emphasizing the need to act as good stewards of the land. While Stewart’s target audience here is small- and mid-scale organic growers, novice gardeners can also benefit from his broadly tailored advice and find plenty of inspiration for using his organic methods to transform their backyard gardens. --Carl Hays
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“With 25 years under his belt as an organic farmer, Stewart has plenty of hard-earned expertise to draw on in this comprehensive, well-designed guidebook to growing ecologically safe herbs and vegetables.”
“Whether you’re buying your first farm property, planning a transition from kitchen gardener to market grower, or looking for ways to improve your existing farm operation, Storey’s Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables and Herbs for Market is an invaluable addition to your farmstead library.”
"This book could be a template for any new and beginner farmer education curriculum. I fully expect to see dog-eared copies of this book on the dashboards of pickup trucks and farm-house kitchen tables all across the region."
“I felt like I was attending an excellent college lecture and discussion series, and I am sure this book will become required reading in many a sustainable ag class.”