Microfarming for Profit
Winner, “Best Business Book,” 2015 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards
Microfarming for Profit is a step-by-step entrepreneur’s guide on how to turn unused or under-used land into an efficient, high-yielding, and profitable microfarm by growing only high-value crops and animals. DeWitt profiles the best growing choices, describes his own microfarms and profiles others, teaches how to sell what’s produced, and specifies value-added, storable products that can quickly increase the farmer’s bottom line. Far from a one-size-fits-all approach, Microfarming for Profit is full of savvy advice about what will and will not work for particular regions, people, and lifestyles. In a down-to-earth and conversational style, DeWitt entertains as well as informs, introducing readers to several real life successful microfarmers and offering personal anecdotes of his own along the way. From peppers to honey, oysters to oyster mushrooms, ginseng to garlic, this guide will take you straight from garden to glory—on five acres or less. With wit, expertise, and common sense, Dave DeWitt shows you how to establish a successful microfarm by choosing the most profitable plants and animals to raise and learning to market and sell what you produce. His informative yet conversational style makes you feel you’re talking with an expert you already know.
Reviews of Microfarming for Profit
“This useful, entertaining guide gives prospective microfarmers the dirt on realistic essentials for turning a garden into a money–making enterprise…The author advises on such basics as business plans and sales techniques; profiles a range of actual working microfarms, from flowers to killer bees; and relates hilarious stories from his own microfarming.”PUBLISHERS WEEKLY