The Market Gardener’s Toolkit

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An educational film in which small-scale organic farmer, educator and author Jean-Martin Fortier shares the tools and techniques used on his highly productive 1.5-acre farm. From soil preparation to strategies on dealing with insect pests, discover how this micro-farm manages to generate $150,000 in sales annually without the use of a tractor or any heavy machinery.

Filmed over an entire growing season in Quebec’s beautiful Eastern Townships, The Market Gardener’s Toolkit offers an unprecedented insight into the daily operations of the farm, from seeding to transplanting, from weeding to harvesting.

No matter the scale of your project, whether a small urban farm or a full-scale commercial market garden, this film will offer valuable information and help make your operation more efficient and profitable.

Masterful, beautiful, clear and articulate. A full-time salary from a tiny farm leaps into possibility through The Market Gardener’s Toolkit.

Joel Salatin / farmer and author

Well done, clearly presented and very complete. Any young grower would gain immense benefit from watching it.

Eliot Coleman / farmer and author

Film contents

  • the greenhouse & nursery
  • the permanent bed system
  • bed preparation
  • fertilization & crop rotation
  • transplanting
  • direct seeding
  • irrigation
  • weeding
  • insects
  • harvesting

Jean-Martin and his wife Maude-Hélène are the founders of Les Jardins de la Grelinette, an internationally recognized micro-farm famous for its high productivity and profitability using low-tech, high-yield methods of production. 

Jean-Martin’s acclaimed book, The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower’s Guide to Small-Scale Organic Farming, has sold over 200,000 copies, and he has been invited to talk all over Canada, the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and China.

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71 reviews for The Market Gardener’s Toolkit

  1. Matt R.

    Fantastic film depicting a brilliant book- The Market Gardener is a must watch for anyone looking to improve their own small scale organic farm operation, whether that be for personal food growth or selling food. Jean-Martin exudes personality and makes this such an easy to understand and easy to watch film.

  2. Anonymous

    I found the film educational, helpful and fun. More please!

  3. James

    The film was outstanding. I gave it a rating of 2 because the DVD will only play on my computer and not in my DVD player. It keeps freezing up in the DVD player.

  4. Anonymous

    The film was very helpful and structured in a good way. Fully recommended.

  5. jax hills

    I thoroughly enjoyed this production. Keep em coming!!

  6. Michelle S.

    LOTs of practical guidance for real live market farming

  7. Jacob R.

    Really good video. Jean-Martin Fortier does a great job at showing the different aspects of a market garden. Very informative and entertaining.

  8. Lennart

    very informative, amazing farm and great work !

  9. John M.

    Super film. Very well done. Incredibly helpful content.

  10. Kurt

    Excellent film for improving and succeeding as a small farmer. An great teaching tool for those interested in pursuing this work as a career. I wish this resource was available years ago, but now my son can learn the craft of market gardening with the wisdom and techniques expressed in this film.

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  12. Stanislav Sergeev

    Фильм очень понравился. Качественно снят.

  13. Peter

    Totally inspirational and so helpful.

  14. Anonymous

    Exceptionally well done!

  15. Gregory S.

    Very informative and at the same time entertaining.

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  17. Erin M.

    My husband and I have had a dream to start a market garden for some time and only this spring will finally be starting that dream. Small at first and working to build up of course. This video was awesome and helped us with a few things we had not thought of. We will be watching it over and over again for reference on certain tools anand tips.

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  19. Hengki

    Audio video quality is great. Video content, for me as a beginner, need to be more detail in explaining the know how, step by step tutorial, and basic knowledge.

  20. Adriana De La Cuadra

    Loved this film! A very inspiring story told in a relatable yet practical way. Keep up the good work guys!

  21. beth carter

    Great film documenting the necessities of a successful market garden.

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