How to Bootstrap* A Successful Market Garden Business . . .
*without a lot of money, or equipment
. . . or even if you don't yet own a farm!
Dear fellow entrepreneur,
Do you ever wish you could build a successful, sustainable, PROFITABLE business on your small property?
Maybe with the economy you know it's time to create real security on your own terms and generate more income.
Or maybe you love your small farm or rural property, and think it should be working for you.
What's stopping you?
Maybe you don't know how to get started. Or building a business seems overwhelming. Or coordinating all the 'moving parts' seems like a huge task.
Here's a secret:
Success Is A System!
What if someone could show you, step-by-step how to start-up, market, and manage a successful market garden business, even on a very small property?
Would that be worth a look?
Sometimes we just need a little advice and direction to get started. That was certainly true for Suzie and me.
We spent a LOT of time and money figuring out the systems and processes we use now.
I'll lay out the whole thing for you on this page, the same system that the Premier of Ontario thought was worth $5,000.
I'll tell you how we 'bootstrapped' a successful market garden business, and you can decide if you want to do the same.
You don't need a lot of money to get started. You don't need a huge acreage or a lot of equipment. You don't even need to own property!
You just have to apply your brains and motivation to a simple four-step process.
Any worthwhile pursuit, whether building a house or building a business, is just a series of small tasks that you perform, one after the other.
We're going to look at that series of small tasks that add up to build your business (sounds easier already, right?)
The 'secret to success' in any business is following a proven process.
Here's the proven process to building your market garden business:
PLANNING is the fun part: you decide how much money you want to make from your market garden, and how many customers you need to make that happen;
MARKETING is reaching out and finding those customers and telling them what you have to offer and inviting them to buy. TIP: there is an easy, non-sleazy way to get your customers to sign up.
MANAGEMENT means answering a few questions about how you will run your market garden business. How much space will you need, and where to find it? How will you organize garden work? TIP: you can find space for your garden even if you don't own a farm.
PRODUCTION means laying out your garden efficiently and growing, harvesting and processing your delicious veggies for appreciative customers.
If you are still reading this, we probably have a few things in common.
Many people think that you need a lot of land or a lot of equipment to launch a market garden business.
But the truth is you CAN start without any of those things; we started our Bootstrap Market Garden with $300 - and we put that on a credit card!
We grew that (very) small start into a successful farm business providing fresh farm goodies - fresh produce, meats, preserves - directly to more than 90 families.
And along the way, we won the Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence for our small farm planning, marketing and management model.
How cool is that? We got an award, and a $5,000 cheque - bought me a new (sorta) pick-up!
All because we found an AWESOME way to make a living on a small property!
And I want you to be able to do the same; that's why I put together my step-by-step guide to starting-up, marketing and managing an organic market garden.
Bootstrap Market Gardening shows you step-by-step how to start-up, market and manage an organic market garden based on CSA principles.
Latest edition includes my Garden Planner spreadsheet and the Harvest Schedule and Value Calculator spreadsheet.
This Is My Complete Guide That Will Show You Step-By-Step How To Build A Sustainable Business on Your Small Property.
If you answer YES to one or more of the below, you should consider an investment in Bootstrap Market Gardening . . .
Its a method to start-up, market and manage an organic market garden following my 4-Step Formula that I believe will be of benefit to anyone who wants to make a living on a small farm.
I think my method is for everybody because:
** you can start up business on a shoestring budget; in fact you can even get paid to start up your business!
** you can grow as big as you like - from a part-time second income to a full-time 6-figure income
** you can start up even if you don't own a farm yet!
** you will have a guaranteed cash flow
** you will have the satisfaction of making a living on your own terms
And, when you are ready to 'hang it up', you will have a business that can be sold to help fund your retirement.
When New Terra Farm won the Premier's Award for Excellence (this award is given to farmers who demonstrated innovation in building their small farm businesses), we got a nice plaque . . .
And that $5,000 cheque!
But you won't have to spend anywhere near that today (whew!).
My complete guide to starting-up, marketing and managing your own organic market garden is the next best thing to having your own farm consultant.
Part of my mission on New Terra Farm is to help grow new growers . . . so I set the price of Bootstrap Market Gardening to one that just about anybody can afford.
You get INSTANT ACCESS for just $17
That's about the price of a couple fast food dinners; and trust me, this will be a better investment!
Like those guys on TV say "But wait! There's more!"
I created this software tool to take the 'guesswork' out of planning your garden crops.
The Bootstrap Garden Planner will tell you:
Get it as a FREE BONUS with my Bootstrap Market Gardening book
This is the tool we use to help figure out prices and quantities of crops we plan for the upcoming season. Whether you plan to sell through a CSA or at a market stand, use this tool to plan your weekly sales and income.
I want you to have all the time you need to read and USE Bootstrap Market Gardening.
That's why I'm going to give you a full 12 months to decide if this is for you.
If for any reason, or no reason at all, you are not 100% satisfied with what's in the Bootstrap Market Gardening Pack, simply send me an email, and I'll refund every penny of your tiny investment . . .
No questions asked!
Real-World Caution: just buying a book will NOT make you a market gardener. You have to apply your brains and motivation and yes - hard work, to build a successful business.
But if you agree that some hard work is worth the reward, my book can show you how.
PS - I've helped hundreds of new and soon-to-be market gardeners launch their own successful small farm businesses.
Here's what a couple had to say about Bootstrap Market Gardening. . .
"I pounded through the book this weekend. All I can say is 'job well done', the planning spreadsheet alone was worth the price of admission!
Are you willing to invest $17 in yourself?
So, a choice: you can BIGGIE your fries, or you can start building a business! One choice will be better for your bank account (and your waistline ;-)
OR, if you are really keen on building a successful small farm business starting right now, check out my Complete Start Farming Pack.
You get 14 valuable farming and gardening resources in one huge bundle, including Bootstrap Market Gardening, and save over 60%.