Start-Up Organic Vegetables


Workshop audio recording from the 2017 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Claire Strader
Friday Session III

Learning to grow food is just one component of starting an organic vegetable farm. Turning production skill into a viable business requires attention to markets, finances, labor, and land access as well. This session will lay out important considerations for start-up operations, offer resources on how to learn more, and provide some examples of how established farms got their start.

Claire Strader is the small-scale and organic produce educator for Dane County Extension and FairShare CSA Coalition, working with producers to build productive and sustainable farm businesses. She started Troy Community Farm, a 4-acre urban farm in Madison, Wis.