Tips for gaining efficiencies on the farm from 3 of Johnny's favorite efficiency experts in the field: Anne Mefferd, farmer and owner of One Drop Farm in Cornville, Maine, Chair of the Maine Grain Alliance, and Secretary of the Skowhegan Farmers' Market; Jean-Martin Fortier, farmer, author, and owner of Les Jardins de la Grelinette, an internationally recognized micro-farm in St-Armand, Québec; and Michael Kirkpatrick, of Kilpatrick Family Farm, a family-run vegetable, small fruit, and livestock operation in Middle Granville, New York.
The term "value-added products" encompasses a wide array of farm products, from specialty foods to non-food items such as straw bales and wreaths. In this article, we'll focus on creating value-added food products as a way of diversifying your farm's offerings, extending your selling season, and improving your bottom line. Starting with the basics, decide what you want to make, then take a look at the practicalities — particularly the business side.
Learn about the roles day length and temperature play as critical environmental factors affecting plant growth, particularly the length of dark periods.
Read more about what is takes to plan for opening day at the market or wholesale accounts, using Johnny's Target Harvest Date calculator to determine when to plant.
How to measure, how much, of what to plant, how far apart, to produce just so much; how to choose your management units, and calculators & charts for approximating your numbers.
Learn about our planting and harvesting programs, which varieties to plant and harvest and when, based on days to maturity and seasonal planting and harvesting slots. Planting programs help you ensure highest quality and yield across the widest possible window to your markets.
This article will help you decide which records to keep on the farm this season, with tips for required records, optional data-gathering, what's important, and how to make it a habit, for beginning, intermediate, and advanced farmers.
Use this cut-flower planting chart to establish a succession-planting schedule. Seeding intervals and growing tips for 19 different flower crops from Johnny's.
Use this chart of recommended standard timing intervals for succession-planting Johnny's Herb Crops. Lists seeding intervals and tips for Johnny's Herb Crops that are most amenable to succession planting.
Use this vegetable planting chart to establish a succession-planting schedule. Seeding intervals and growing tips for 21 vegetable crops, from Johnny's.
Learn about succession planting strategies & methods for ensuring a continuous supply. Information on 4 key planting-harvesting strategies from Johnny's.
A list of top recommended crops for succession planting, including vegetables, herbs, and flowers, from the Research team at Johnny's Selected Seeds.