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APR 28-29: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Seminar with Jean-Martin Fortier at Bullock Lake Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on March 06, 2018 2 Comments

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In this two-day workshop Jean Martin (JM) will show you the many tools to his success, including both physical techniques and management practices that enliven his agro-ecological approach to market gardening. He will use a combination of slides, lectures, and interactive dialogue. JM will uncover the process of creating Les Jardins de la Grelinette, his acclaimed micro-farm in Québec, Canada where he actively uses 1.5 acres cultivated in permanent beds, grossing than $100,000 per acre with operating margins of about 60 percent. He will also include details about the development of Ferme des Quatre-Temps, an educational project designed to demonstrate what the … Continue reading APR 28-29: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Seminar with Jean-Martin Fortier at Bullock Lake Farm

Muskoka, Ontario: Let’s Mix It Up!

Posted by Sara Dent on October 15, 2014 1 Comment

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To REGISTER, please go to: http://muskokamixer.brownpapertickets.com Click here to join this event on Facebook. Please help us get the word out by sharing it with your friends and networks. MUSKOKA MIXER! Wrap the growing season with a young farmer social at Grenville Farms! We’re bringing together as many beginning and young(ish) farmers, as well as friends and foodies for a Saturday mixer and Sunday day-long workshop with Quebec Farmer and Author of The Market Gardener Jean-Martin Fortier. The Young Agrarians has been growing a network of new and young farmers in British Columbia since January 2012. In Partnership with the National … Continue reading Muskoka, Ontario: Let’s Mix It Up!

Okanagan Mixer Rocked & Wrap-up Notes

Posted by Sara Dent on May 01, 2014

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It was an awesome two days at Summerhill Winery, March 8-9, 2014. Saturday we had @ 75 participants filtering in throughout the day and night. We broke the day up into open space in the morning session and workshops in the afternoon. Introduction Circle:) Networking up the room so that farmers and participants know who is in the space. We ask folk to identify needs and opportunities. Direct connections get made through this process.The fabulous Jenica Frisque co-facilitating for the day.We were so lucky to have Joy Road Catering prepare lunch for us. A special thank you to Urban Harvest for donating food and … Continue reading Okanagan Mixer Rocked & Wrap-up Notes

Rockstar Farmer Jean Martin Fortier is coming to Nelson!

Posted by Darcy Smith on February 24, 2014

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LEARN SIX FIGURE FARMING FOR SMALL LOTS Kootenays we love you – so much that we’re bringing Jean-Martin Fortier to Nelson. He can’t wait to check out the area. If your farming vegetables, thinking about getting into selling at the market, and want to take a great day-long training – this workshop is for you. Jean Martin Fortier’s micro-farm in Eastern Quebec feeds more than 200 families through his thriving CSA, market stands, and supplying local establishments. For more than a decade the market garden has provided their only household income, generating close to $140,000 in annual sales with a profit margin … Continue reading Rockstar Farmer Jean Martin Fortier is coming to Nelson!

March 9 – Rockstar Farmer Jean Martin Fortier in Kelowna

Posted by Darcy Smith on February 22, 2014

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LEARN SIX FIGURE FARMING FOR SMALL LOTS We’ve been joking around at Young Agrarians for a while about how farmers should be rockstars. So when we found out Jean-Martin Fortier was coming to BC, thanks to the good folk at FarmStart – we decided to brand the campaign: farmer rockstar. If your a new farmer working the vegetables or someone considering getting into farming – don’t miss this workshop! Jean Martin Fortier’s micro-farm in Eastern Quebec feeds more than 200 families through his thriving CSA, market stands, and supplying local establishments. For more than a decade the market garden has provided … Continue reading March 9 – Rockstar Farmer Jean Martin Fortier in Kelowna

March 12 & 13 – Jean-Martin Fortier in Kimberly & Cranbrook

Posted by Darcy Smith on February 19, 2014

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LEARN SIX FIGURE FARMING FOR SMALL LOTS Jean Martin Fortier’s micro-farm in Eastern Quebec feeds more than 200 families through his thriving CSA, market stands, and supplying local establishments. For more than a decade the market garden has provided their only household income, generating close to $140,000 in annual sales with a profit margin of around 45%. Jean-Martin marries smart, intensive farming with solid business sense—all while finding time to enjoy life. In this workshop, and in his new book, The Market Gardener, Jean-Martin Fortier demonstrates how adopting intensive methods of production can lead to optimal cropping systems. He will discuss how to: —Set up a micro-farm … Continue reading March 12 & 13 – Jean-Martin Fortier in Kimberly & Cranbrook

March 16 – Rockstar Farmer Jean Martin Fortier is coming to Victoria

Posted by Darcy Smith on February 19, 2014 1 Comment

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LEARN SIX FIGURE FARMING FOR SMALL LOTS John, Paul, George, and Ringo, who? When we think rock star, Jean Martin Fortier is more our style. Jean Martin Fortier’s micro-farm in Eastern Quebec feeds more than 200 families through his thriving CSA, market stands, and supplying local establishments. For more than a decade the market garden has provided their only household income, generating close to $140,000 in annual sales with a profit margin of around 45%. We like to think of him as Canada’s own Eliot Coleman 2.0. Young Agrarians is thrilled to host Jean Martin Fortier at Fernwood Community Centre in Victoria … Continue reading March 16 – Rockstar Farmer Jean Martin Fortier is coming to Victoria

Rockstar Farmer Jean Martin Fortier in Richmond March 7

Posted by Darcy Smith on February 11, 2014

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LEARN SIX FIGURE FARMING FOR SMALL LOTS John, Paul, George, and Ringo, who? When we think rock star, Jean Martin Fortier is more our style. Jean Martin Fortier’s micro-farm in Eastern Quebec feeds more than 200 families through his thriving CSA, market stands, and supplying local establishments. For more than a decade the market garden has provided their only household income, generating close to $140,000 in annual sales with a profit margin of around 45%. We like to think of him as Canada’s own Eliot Coleman 2.0. Young Agrarians is thrilled to host Jean Martin Fortier at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Richmond … Continue reading Rockstar Farmer Jean Martin Fortier in Richmond March 7

Jean Martin Fortier & The Market Gardener Tours BC!

Posted by Sara Dent on January 17, 2014 3 Comments

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Young Agrarians is thrilled to host Jean Martin Fortier for a five stop workshop tour around BC. Please help us get the word out! THE WORKSHOP: Six Figure Farming for Small Plots: how you can start a market garden and make it both productive and profitable— without a large acreage or big capital outlay! “If you’re serious about farming, I urge you to attend Jean-Martin Fortier’s workshops while he’s in BC. I have toured farms all over the west coast of North America, and I have yet to see anyone compare in production methods, soil management, crop health, product quality, and most importantly a … Continue reading Jean Martin Fortier & The Market Gardener Tours BC!

AGRARIANNAIRE #2 with Jean-Martin Fortier

Posted by Sara Dent on December 19, 2013 1 Comment

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YA’er Sara Dent interviewed 35-year old Quebec farmer Jean-Martin Fortier. Jean-Martin is well known for his ecologically productive method of farming that has enabled him, and his partner, Maude Helene Desroches to run a very successful market farm. Jean-Martin is launching the English version of his book Le Jardinier Maraicher (The Market Gardener) January 2014, thanks to a successful FarmStart crowd-sourcing campaign. Jean-Martin will be coming to workshop in BC March 2014. Join us for a workshop in Richmond, Kelowna, Cranbrook, Nelson and Victoria. For workshop info click here!  Young Agrarians (YA): What is the name of your farm? Jean-Martin Fortier (JM): … Continue reading AGRARIANNAIRE #2 with Jean-Martin Fortier