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If you're willing to work hard, try selling beef to customers directly from the farm
You’ve got a small cattle herd and would like to sell the meat to customers. Direct marketing your own beef eliminates the middleman and in theory returns more profit. But, it’s a lot of...
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Fellows at the Allegheny Mountain School.
Allegheny Mountain School helps create farmers for a new generation.
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Learn about local food movements and sustainable farming, CSA farms and farmers markets - plus great recipes for your family table.
From the farm field to the farmers market and onto the dinner table, read stories of real life farms turning their goods into good eats. Download our FREE PDF below.
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This Iowa family built a business around their family's needs. With goats and sheep they create homemade skin products and artisan cheeses.
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This Missouri couple raises hogs completely outdoors and sells quality pork products.
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This Virginia couple is making their dream farm the best it can be
Starting a small farm isn’t usually something you can jump right into. It’s been a winding road for Lyndsay and Brad Constable of Farmville, Virginia. They both had plenty of experience...
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Tom and Barbara Womack discovered the perfect connection between their farm and their customers
In 1998, Barbara Womack and her husband Tom moved to their 12-acre farm near Middlebrook, Virginia, with high hopes for a more peaceful lifestyle. The couple was encouraged to try selling their...
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This Virginia couple makes a living and a life growing for the farmers market.
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We are a fruit and vegetable family farm in south central Pennsylvania
I am a third generation farmer on my family’s fruit and vegetable farm in south central Pennsylvania. We’ve been in business since my grandpa and his twin brother decided they’d...
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Few people are endowed with a green thumb. Even fewer have time to farm their property, even if they were. So instead, consider a cost rental lease agreement -- a situation where a farmer, looking...

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