Jean Martin Fortier will speak on on Intensive Growing for Small Farm Profitability

Jean Martin Fortier - The Market Gardener

Jean Martin Fortier – The Market Gardener

Join Jean-Martin Fortier, farmer and author of The Market Gardener on Saturday, November 21 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at Hope & Main, 691 Main St. Warren, RI .

Learn how to earn six-figures growing on a small plot from Jean-Martin Fortier, one of Canada’s most recognized and influential organic growers. He is the author of The Market Gardener: A successful grower’s handbook for small-scale organicfarming. This book shares techniques, tools and technology making a small market garden highly productive and profitable.

Jean-Martin’s workshop will offer in-depth instruction on intensive production methods to optimize cropping systems.

The Market Gardener

Les Jardins de la Grelinette

Jean-Martin Fortier is the founder of Les Jardins de la Grelinette, an internationally-recognized micro-farm known for exceptional productivity and profitability under low-tech, high-yield production methods. A leading practitioner of biologically intensive cropping systems, Jean-Martin has facilitated over 50 workshops and conferences in Europe, Canada and the US promoting micro-scale farming as an alternative lifestyle. He is heading to New Zealand and Australia this winter after his visit to NOFA/RI.

The Market Gardener

Advanced registration is recommended for this workshop as space is limited. Learn more and register here. Jean-Martin’s book “The Market Gardener” will be available for sale.

Thank you to our sponsors: Hope & Main and the RI Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Agriculture via a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Grant.


Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Rule


The new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Rule is out. The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition offerd a series of blog posts explaining important FSMA details. Learn more here.

See the FDA Guidance regulations on Standards for Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption here.  See the FSMA Produce Standards here.