Photo by Melody

Market Growers: magazines, etc.

Communities > Forums > Market Growers
bookmark
Forum: Market GrowersReplies: 5, Views: 104
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
stoneycreekiris
Dauphin, PA

January 10, 2010
5:50 PM

Post #7448909

This is a January question if ever there was one, because the rest of the year I'm probably too busy to think of it.

I get Growing for Market. I used to get Organic Gardening. I can't stop Countryside from showing up even though I haven't subscribed for years. Used to get Mother Earth. I get assorted iris growing magazines as that is half the business end of things here, but now I'm asking now about the other half, the market garden and CSA.

Growing for Market is a very, very good fit for me.

The others are good fits for someone, but not necessarily for me at this point. I do not want to subscribe to anything that's mostly introductory-level articles. Not knocking them or anything. It's just that I'm so old by now I've read fifty articles with a title that's some variant of "So You Want to Grow Cauliflower?"

I'm wondering what resources are out there that I don't know about. I only stumbled on to Growing for Market accidentally, and wonder if I'm missing something else.

I want articles on applying for grants, sorting out legal issues in farming, options for continuing education for farmers, in-depth studies of different varieties by region, research about bug and disease control, marketing, maintaining the farmer's health, things like that. Doesn't need to be all business and science - I like 'garden porn' pictures as much as the next person. Wouldn't mind profiles of farmers, researchers, etc. Just want a little more depth than OG is giving these days.

I do not want magazines that consist almost entirely of letters from readers who are convinced they've solved a particular bug problem with a home remedy based entirely on anecdotal evidence with no controls. (Countryside, you know who you are.) At the same time, I'm not a scientist and I would have trouble wading through publications aimed at professionals in that field.

I don't mind if a magazine mentions political issues that are relevant to farming but I'm tired of both extremes as far as political philosophies go and don't want magazines leaning in either direction.

The local kids will be around soon selling subscriptions for their school fundraiser. So...what should I look for?

katie

This thread has 5 replies. This forum is accessible only to subscribing members of Dave's Garden. There are many free features here, and about half of our forums are completely open to all members. Take a tour of our site and learn more about Dave's Garden, and explore the benefits of becoming a subscribing member.

Want to join? Register here. Already signed up? Click here to login!


Other Market Growers Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Sat., June 21 Markets CountryGardens 40 Oct 5, 2010 5:25 AM
Odor-free Bone Meal? Will wildlife still uproot plants? PlanterRik 8 Jun 24, 2009 2:31 PM
Question on growing food for sale (organic) hczone6 28 Oct 1, 2007 7:52 PM
water melons,cantaloupes CricketsGarden 8 Sep 1, 2007 8:39 PM
Backyard nursery TXSWETIE 183 Jul 2, 2007 9:13 AM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America