Top Market Gardening Books To Help You Grow More Food

Market gardening is a challenging but rewarding endeavour that requires a lot of knowledge and skill. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, there's always something new to learn about the art of growing and selling produce. In this blog post, we'll introduce you to some of our favourite market gardening books that can help you grow more and improve your yields.

The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming by Jean-Martin Fortier

Jean-Martin Fortier is a highly regarded market gardener who has been growing and selling produce for over a decade. In The Market Gardener, he shares his experiences and techniques for small-scale organic farming. This book covers everything from crop planning and planting to marketing and selling your produce.

The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook: A Complete Guide to Managing Finances, Crops, and Staff - and Making a Profit by Richard Wiswall

Richard Wiswall is an experienced organic farmer who has been running his own farm for over 30 years. In this comprehensive guide, he provides valuable advice on everything from crop planning and soil management to marketing and financial management.

Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long by Eliot Coleman

Eliot Coleman is a renowned organic farmer who has been pioneering the use of season extension techniques for over 30 years. In Four-Season Harvest, he shares his techniques for growing and harvesting organic vegetables all year round, even in the coldest climates.

The Lean Farm: How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work by Ben Hartman

Ben Hartman is a farmer and author who has been using lean principles to improve his farm's efficiency and profitability. In The Lean Farm, he shares his techniques for reducing waste, increasing efficiency, and maximising profits, all while minimising the amount of work required.

The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener by Eliot Coleman

Eliot Coleman makes the list twice, this time with The New Organic Grower. In this comprehensive guide, he covers everything from soil management and crop rotation to pest control and marketing. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced grower, this book has something for everyone.

The Living Soil Handbook: The No-Till Grower's Guide to Ecological Market Gardening 

Discovering how to meet the soil’s needs is a key task for every market gardener. In this comprehensive guide, Farmer Jesse Frost shares all he has learned through experience and experimentation with no-till practices on his home farm and from interviews and visits with highly successful market gardeners in his role as host of The No-Till Market Garden Podcast.

Regenerative Agriculture by Richard Perkins

Regenerative Agriculture offers a clear and pragmatic approach to designing, installing and managing profitable small farms, and is built around Richard Perkins’s tireless work to restore the dignity to rural stewardship through intelligent human-scale farming.

It provides a deep look into the ecological, practical, personal and financial realms of making small farms work.

Market Gardening Books

These market gardening books are essential resources for anyone looking to improve their knowledge and skills in the field of market gardening or just growing in general. Whether you're just starting out or have been in the business for years, these books can provide valuable insights and techniques that can help you grow more food and improve your yields.

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