MICROFARMING FOR PROFIT
from Garden to Glory
by Dave DeWitt
January 2015 | Nonfiction | 978-1-937226-38-1 | 153 pp | $22.95
DAVE DEWITT is the author of over fifty books, mostly on chilI peppers and fiery foods, but also including novels, food histories, and a travel guide. Dave is an associate professor in the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University, and co-producer of the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show, now in its twenty-sixth year. Dave lives with his wife, Mary Jane Wilan, in the South Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico, with two Dobermans, two Cornish Rex cats, his garden, and his greenhouse.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Microfarming for Profit is a step-by-step entrepreneur’s guide on how to turn unused or under-used land into an efficient, high-yielding, and profitable microfarm by growing only high-value crops and animals. DeWitt profiles the best growing choices, describes his own microfarms and profiles others, teaches how to sell what’s produced, and specifies value-added, storable products that can quickly increase the farmer’s bottom line.
PRAISE FOR MICROFARMING FOR PROFIT
2015 NEW MEXICO-ARIZONA BOOK AWARD WINNER
“This useful, entertaining guide gives prospective microfarmers the dirt on realistic essentials for turning a garden into a money–making enterprise.”
“DeWitt brings a lifetime of experience to this new guide for those interested in taking their hobby garden to a new level. . . . [He] writes with authority and practicality, making this book an excellent resource for the novice microfarmer.”
“No generalities or theory here: this is all applied wisdom—which is why it works so well! Readers who want to turn their few acres into a profitable business venture would do well to turn to Microfarming for Profit as the first approach to turning an idea into reality.”
—D. DONOVAN, Midwest Book Review
"Delightful . . . fun to read . . . a good starting point, and provides valuable information for farming on a very small scale.”
—LAURA WHEELER, Micro-Farm Life