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Finding Land to Farm - Six ways to Secure Farmland

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PDF handout for farmers on how to find and secure farm land.  Discusses different type of purchase/leasing options including conservation easement options.  Lists different resources and services to aid in the search for land. All Regions.  English Level: Emerging. Farming Level: intermediate. Literacy Level: Moderate.  Key Words:  outside resources, conservation, finance.

Marketing Manual 2012

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PDF introductory manual for farmers about basic marketing practices.  Includes case studies and information on branding, identifying goals and vision, identifying customer base, sustainability and pricing. All Regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginning - Intermediate.  Literacy Level: Advanced. Key Words: marketing, pricing, branding, social media.

New Markets for Your Crops

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Guide in English for farmers who are looking to expand their sales to larger markets. First half is a cartoon guide at a nonfluent level 2, second half provides institutional resources in different regions for potential sales at a fluent level 4.  Farming Level: intermediate. Key words: pricing, marketing, business planning.

Vegetable Grower's Guide to Organic Certification

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Guide from the National Young Farmers Coalition to help farmers address the challenges to organic certification and explore the decision of certification on their own farms. Certification can help beginning farmers as they start their own operations by boosting marketing and helping them connect with larger potential customer bases. The guide includes a  history of organic certification, an overview of certification, a step-by-step guide with tools and examples, and further reading and sources for seeds and materials.

Guide to Running a CSA- Spanish

Spanish translation of New Entry's guide that outlines how to start a multi farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). The guide includes information to support planning, outreach, shareholder meetings, distribution, season specifics, and end of season surveys.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Presentation

Presentation from New Farms for New Americans that outlines the basics of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), benefits, and how to start one.

New Lands Farm CSA Survey

CSA member survey for New Lands Farm, a refugee farmer collective. Asks for member feedback on their interest in joining again, produce quality, and specific produce preferences.

New Lands Farm CSA Commitment Form

Sample CSA commitment form from New Lands Farm, a refugee farmer collective. Document includes information on New Lands Farm and specifics on what a CSA memership entails.

CSA Crop Plan for Members

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Illustration of when during the year CSA members can expect each crop to be available.

Fresh Start Farms Wholesale Price List

2012 Wholesale price list from Fresh Start Farms, an immigrant and refugee farmer collective.

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