The Market Gardener (US and Canada Orders)


The Market Gardener (US and Canada Orders)


Buy the beautiful paperback version of The Market Gardener, A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming directly from author.

CANADIAN BUYERS: use promo code gocanada to make the purchase in CAD.


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Digital version now available! Go to New Society Publishers and click Buy Ebook Now.

"Jean-Martin Fortier picks up right where Eliot Coleman has left us, applying many of his core principles, but doing it in such a brilliant way as to provide beginning farmers a solid framework of the information they need to start up and become successful small-scale organic growers themselves." -Adam Lemieux, Product Manager of Tools & Supplies, Johnny’s Selected Seeds

The Market Gardener is a compendium of La Grelinette’s proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods. This complete guide is packed with practical information on:

  • Setting up a micro-farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems, all with negligible capital outlay
  • Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools, appropriate machinery, and minimum tillage practices
  • Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods, and pricing approaches

Inspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by iconic American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman, author and farmer Jean-Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable. Making a living wage farming without big capital outlay or acreages may be closer than you think.

The Market Gardener is available as a traditional book, or as an unlocked PDF for digital download. Choose the version that will work best for you!

Jean-Martin Fortier is a passionate advocate of strong local food systems and founder of Les Jardins de la Grelinette, an internationally recognized model for successful biointensive micro-farming.