Organic Market Gardening Forum

This is the place for questions, comments and discussion about organic market gardening from the perspective of the small grower. Whether you have 1, 5 or 50 acres, or are just thinking about starting an organic market garden, leave your contribution here.

If you have recently begun an organic market garden, tell us your experience with getting started, the biggest challenges you faced and how you overcame them.

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