Can Direct-Market Vegetable Farmers Make a Middle-Class Income?

We review top findings from our new report, Financial Benchmarks for Direct-Market Vegetable Farms, and share three strategies farms can use to boost financial success.

Managing Weeds in Vegetable Crops: Prevention & Intervention

Don’t let weeds get the best of your fields.

Hoop House Design & Construction

Learn about the dos and don’ts for placing and assembling your tunnels.

Using Tarps to Control Weeds & Reduce Tillage

“Tarping” or covering the soil with plastic silage tarps is becoming a popular weed management strategy for smaller scale vegetable farms.

Financial Benchmarks for Direct-Market Vegetable Farms: 2021 Report

Our report is the most comprehensive review of direct-market vegetable farm finances to date.

Listening Session: What Can We Do About Pesticide Drift?

What can you do when pesticide contamination from a neighboring farm threatens the health and financial viability of your farm?

Do Healthy Soils Grow Healthier Food?

It seems logical that healthier soil could grow healthier food. But how do we measure this and demonstrate it scientifically?

Growing & Selling More Marketable Tomatoes

Three experts from the tomato industry share their insights on how to get the most out of your tomato crop.

Soil Health Benchmarks 2021 Report

What are the soil samples, field management records, and first-hand experiences from 100+ farms telling us about soil health?

Fundamentals of IPM: In the Field

Taking Integrated Pest Management techniques into the field all season long can prevent headaches and improve your farm’s profitability.

Water Farming: Managing Agricultural Lands for Clean & Safe Water

Per dollar spent, improving agricultural practices is one of our best investments toward clean and safe water.

Fundamentals of IPM: Weed Management Panel

A discussion on IPM approaches to weed control, including tools, preparation, and the “weed the soil, not the crop” concept, which has influenced organic farmers around the world for more than 30 years.

Fundamentals of IPM: Recognizing & Managing Disease in Vegetable Crops

In this webinar, we review both common and some not-so-common diseases in the most important vegetable crops in the Northeast and Upper Mid-Atlantic.

Fundamentals of IPM: Greenhouses & Hoophouses

This webinar addresses the key building blocks of an IPM approach to farm management, focusing on methods farmers can utilize in greenhouses and hoop houses, through the experience of Peace Tree Farm.

Insights on Common Soil Health Challenges

Through our Soil Health Benchmark Study, we’re discovering soil health problems farmers are facing. During this webinar, we review several common soil health challenges and explore how farmers are working to fix them.

Wet Fields Obstruct Operations & Soil Health at Chicano Sol Farm

A vegetable farmer grapples with improving soil health on her persistently wet fields.

Whole Farm Management with FarmOS

They say “What gets measured, gets managed.” Given that there is a lot to manage on a working farm, effective record-keeping tools are essential to the success of any farm business.

Exploring Connections Between Soil Health & Nutrition at Blackberry Meadows Farm

Can soil health influence the nutritional value of produce?

Stuck in a Rut: Stagnant Organic Matter Levels at Bending Bridge Farm

Farmers collaborate to troubleshoot stagnant organic matter levels.

Too Much of a Good Thing: Compost Brings Phosphorus Challenges to Red Earth Farm

Excessive phosphorus has negative consequences for crop yields and the environment.