Resources

Whether you just want a few perfect tomatoes or you're interested in starting a farm, there are tons of amazing resources. Here are a few we've found helpful!

Local Resources

The Farm Alliance of Baltimore City is a growing organization with a diverse range of member farms, all located within Baltimore City. They are working to increase food access and food justice within Baltimore City. Emma has been involved with FABC in the past and plans to join (as YHF) in the near future. FABC has a market stand at the Waverly/32nd Street Farmers Market every Saturday from 7am-noon--an excellent place to pick up locally-grown foods and find out more about the organization!

Future Harvest CASA is an organization that provides small farmer support in the Midatlantic region, including an annual conference (January) and a Beginner Farmer Training Program (Emma was a BFTP trainee in 2016).

Online resources

This Facebook group has a wealth of community information about market gardening (what we do). Market Gardening Success Group

The guy who wrote the book on market gardening - JM Fortier.

Curtis Stone "The Urban Farmer" (Youtube channel)

Young Farmers Coalition

Already farming? Educational legal resources specifically for farmers: Farm Commons

Experience is one of the best ways to learn. Good Food Jobs is an excellent job hunting site for farm- and food-related apprenticeships and careers.

Recommended reading

Epitaph for a Peach (David Mas Masumoto)

The One Straw Revolution (Masanobu Fukuoka)

The Market Gardener (Jean-Martin Fortier and Marie Bilodeau)

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

The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times (Carole Deppe)