The Market Gardener’s Toolkit

7.50 USD15.00 USD

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.

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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 50,000 copies, and he has been invited to talk all over Canada, the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and China.