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The Modern Grower Podcast Network

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Daily farm and garden talk. All about growing vegetables profitably and efficiently on small farms and in gardens.

Each episode focuses on one specific topic - growing practices, how-to, farming challenges and struggles, sales and marketing, soil preparation, weed management, farm startup, market selection, and work-life balance.

Hosted and produced by Diego Footer's Modern Grower Podcast Network.

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1157 episodes

Increasing Product and Farm Visibility

In this episode, Bob Close talks about the importance of making your farm and your products more visible to your target consumers.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

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Sep 08
To Cut or Not to Cut Microgreens

In this episode, Chris Thoreau points out what to consider when deciding on whether or not to cut microgreens.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

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Aug 19
Important Producer Decisions

In this episode, Max Becher talks about the impact of important business decisions he needs to make as a vegetable grower.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

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Aug 18
From Gardening to Production

In this episode, Bob Close shares what it's like transitioning from hobby gardening to market gardening.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

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Aug 17
Improving Microgreens Airflow

In this episode, Vincent Cuneo receives advice from microgreens grower Chris Thoreau on how to improve his crops' airflow.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

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Aug 16
Four Years into Farming

In this episode, Buddha Browett looks back and reflects on what he learned from the past four years of farming.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

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Aug 15
How to Start Growing Seeds for Market

In this episode, Dan Brisebois shares the first steps you can take if you're considering growing seeds for market.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

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Aug 14
Difficulties of a One-Person Business

In this episode, AJ Zaycheck talks about the challenges of running a one-person business.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

4m
Aug 13
Jang Performance on a No-Till Farm

In this episode, Jodi Roebuck shares his experience using the Jang Seeder on his no-till farm.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

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Aug 12
The Effort and Results of the Back to Eden Method

In this episode, Yosef Camire answers the question, "do the results justify the efforts of the Back to Eden method?"  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

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Aug 11
The Logistics of Time

In this episode, Max Becher breaks down how much time it takes to do tasks for the farm and the business and puts everything into context.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

6m
Aug 10
Successfully Managing Crops and CSA Customers

In this episode, Darren Vollmar shares their strategies on how to manage and balance crop selection and CSA customers. Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

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Aug 09
Matching Sales to Production (Growing for Market Monday)

Use code "SMART" to get 30% off any new magazine subscription!  August has come and gone, and here at 3 Bug Farm our crops (and weeds) have reached a frenetic crescendo of photosynthesis. Somewhere in their DNA, the plants know that Maine summers are brief, and they have only a few months to grow, make seed, and die or go dormant before the long winter settles in. This means we’re busy, along with most growers at this time of year. This year, we’ve managed to work most of the kinks out of our production systems (so far least) - and so, the crops are looking pretty healthy, and yields are coming in more or less where we expected them to be. At this time of year, the greatest risk to our bottom line (and our largest nighttime preoccupation) has to do with how well we’ve matched our production to our impending sales. Will our customers buy what we thought they would buy when we made our planting plan, at the volume and price we predicted? Or will our hard work and money decompose before our eyes as sales come in lower than we’d hoped? Read the article:  https://growingformarket.com/articles/matchingsalestoproduction   Learn more about Growing for Market:  https://growingformarket.com/ Follow Growing for Market: https://www.instagram.com/growingformarketmagazine

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Aug 08
Niche Products

In this episode, chef and grower Evan Chender shares the pros and cons of growing and selling niche crops.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

5m
Aug 07
Start with One Microgreen Crop

In this episode, Chris Thoreau talks about why you should consider starting with one microgreen crop.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

5m
Aug 06
Who & How to Sell When You're Strapped for Time

In this episode, Micheal Bell shares some strategies on how and who to sell to when you don't have a lot of time for marketing.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

5m
Aug 05
Tips from a Former Produce Section Manager

In this episode, grower Bob Close shares some valuable insight on how to get your product into grocery stores.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

3m
Aug 04
Making Farming Work with Short Seasons

In this episode, Buddha Browett shares his experience farming in Sweden's short productive seasons.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

6m
Aug 03
Approaching Stores with Microgreens

In this episode, Vincent Cuneo shares some tips on how to get your microgreens in grocery stores.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

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Aug 02
The Land Needed to Start a Seed Business

In this episode, Dan Brisebois sheds some light on how much land you actually need to start a seed business.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

2m
Aug 01
Scouting Ahead to Find Your Market

In this episode, AJ Zaycheck shares the importance of doing market research before starting your own farm.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

4m
Jul 31
Adding Amendments When You're No-Till

In this episode, Jodi Roebuck talks about how he incorporates amendments on his no-till farm.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

3m
Jul 30
Community as a CSA Selling Point

In this episode, Yosef Camire shares how community and community-building can be a huge selling point for CSAs.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

3m
Jul 29
Software Order Details

In this episode, Max Becher shares how he's able to do market analysis through Farmigo's software order details.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

3m
Jul 28
Diversifying to Sell More Tomatoes

In this episode, Darren Vollmar talks about how they were able to move more product by diversifying what they offer.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

3m
Jul 27
Diversifying to Sell More Tomatoes

In this episode, Darren Vollmar talks about how they were able to move more products by diversifying what they offer.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

1s
Jul 27
Optimizing the Soil

In this episode, Evan Chender talks about optimizing his farm's soil by incorporating biodynamic principles.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

3m
Jul 26
Considerations for Choosing Microgreen Soil Depth

In this episode, microgreen grower Chris Thoreau goes through what to consider when choosing your microgreen's soil depth.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

5m
Jul 24
Making the Economics Work with Farming on the Side

In this episode, Michael Bell talks about how he balances the economics of farming on the side while working a full-time job.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

4m
Jul 23
Separating Seed Crops from Vegetable Crops

In this episode, Dan Brisebois sxplains the logic behind separating his seed crops from his vegetable crops.  Make farming easier with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpotco Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

4m
Jul 22