Farmer Podcast Club: 173: Jean-Martin Fortier of La Ferme de Quatre Temps on Intensive Production on More Acres

Posted by Lilli Klamke on February 18, 2020

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173: Jean-Martin Fortier of La Ferme de Quatre Temps on Intensive Production on More Acres- Farmer To Farmer Podcast

Released Aug/9/2018
Jean-Martin Fortier is most famous for his book, “The Market Gardener,” based on the high-output systems he developed at Quebec’s Les Jardens de la Grelinette, where his wife, Maude Helen, currently produces over $150,000 of produce on an acre and a half of production ground. He currently farms at La Ferme de Quatre Temps, an enlarged version of the same model on six acres of production ground.

We dig into the foundations of JM’s production model, from high fertility to an emphasis on weed prevention, and how that model has translated to more acres on his new project. JM reflects on the changed constraints with his new farm, and we discuss the lessons that JM has learned about personnel with a much larger crew and a different role for himself.

 

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