Starting a Farm with Nothing, Investing in Growth

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We started the Farm with almost nothing, no land, no tools, and a little cash, but invested in quick growth. I think someone could be just as successful but start with less than I did.

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Conor Crickmore is a well known educator in small scale market farming and has been very successful at earning a good living growing vegetables on a small plot. He farms without a tractor. He also designs tools and hosts online courses in farming and gardening.

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Equipment I use at Neversink Farm
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15 Responses

  1. Tim Vaughan says:

    Not sure if you realize it but video #1 in this playlist is not available and showing "Private Video".

  2. Herman Kepani Jr Smart Farm Media says:

    Thank you for your work and sharing your wisdom

  3. Bob says:

    Squirrel has started a farm called Viagra Farm. Very focused on growth. But very stiff competition out there!

  4. Ben Dover says:

    Somehow while he is describing his definition of growth in his business I am translating it to the personal evolution of his life. What a wonderful metaphor- his outlook is inspiring. Not everything is about money. This makes him one of the wealthiest men I've ever listened to. Thanks so much for sharing and looking forward to new stuff! Please keep posting!!

  5. Tyson Lloyd says:

    I love your videos! It seems you make a lot of of them in the greenhouse with the fans running. The audio would be WAY better if you could switch the fans off during recording.

  6. Mr Big says:

    Are you going to write book? I'll buy it 🙂

  7. Peter Sedesse says:

    Great video Not just about a farm but about life in general. invest in your future earnings.

  8. eric rowles says:

    LIstening to this guy is so god damn soothing. So much more relaxing than Curtis Stone or Richard Perkins.

  9. rodkersjourneys says:

    This is great Connor. Thank you for sharing. It would be lovely to hear you talk more about growth in ecological capacity, carbon sequestration and biological activity, agricultural resilience as well. But I appreciate your focus on paying workers and making sure the farm is financially sustainable.The growth model of capitalism is what has led to many of the problems the world now faces. I'm interested how farming can be successful and not outgrow its ecological capacity.

  10. cass hv says:

    I noticed you are using an electric knife to harvest your micro greens. You dont like the stand made for the greens harvester?

  11. Chris Hendren says:

    Love what you do! I will be modeling my small farm from yourself and Curtis Stone. You guys are awesome! Keep up the great work please!

  12. Adam Webber says:

    I am looking to build a farm on land that was last farmed in the 1960's. The barn has fallen down and the house is gone as well. I am going to work off of the Market gardener methodology. I am looking to start next month on the beds and the layout. I do not have anything as of yet but hand tools. Is there any tool that is more important to start with? Great channel and I love your weed control (second to none).

  13. Farmer Smurf says:

    You are the King of the New breed of small scale farmers

  14. Stupid Storm says:

    It's the only way to go!

  15. RehnerShine Farms says:

    What an overhead view at the beginning, love the content. I work full time but am currently working towards building infrastructure based around your systems, do you think small scale it makes sense to get into the high end crops using just a greenhouse and hoophouses? Land is expensive and I'm currently borrowing about 1/10th an acre this year, any kind of advice to your model but scaled back would be awesome without giving up all the secrets. Thanks Conor!

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