Moreno de Meijere

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This image shows the progress we've made in 1 year establishing our small farm.

If you want to see more check out our new video:  


Hope it can inspire more people to get started with their homesteading / farming dreams!
1 year ago
Growing up in urban Rotterdam (second largest city in The Netherlands) I could have never imagined myself ending up somewhere in the middle of nowhere in rural France, making a living growing vegetables.

Yet, here I am.

Together with my wife and 2-year old daughter, we run a small-scale organic no-dig market garden on a mere third of an acre.

After making the decision in early 2013 to leave behind my comfort zone and to start traveling, I’ve had the privilege to work on many farms in countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and some parts of Europe.

Taking the experience from the time spent and working on those farms, we’ve been able to leverage it to start our own farm on rented land in a small town in rural France.  

Honestly, the road was not always easy. Establishing a farm whilst taking care of a new born, having to install all the infrastructure (irrigation, growing beds, greenhouses, post harvest station etc.) can be quite stressful at times!

But at the end of the day, it has all been worth it!

The hard work payed off and we’re now able to sustain ourselves financially with our small farm, and we eat an abundance of healthy food we’re growing!

I’ve decided to start a YouTube channel to share my experiences and hopefully through my videos, I can help other individuals and families get started in their journeys of starting small scale profitable farms.

In the video below, I’ll go over the exact same step-by-step that we’ve followed to start our farm and that allowed us to work towards making a living from it.

Enjoy, and let me know what you think of it!


1 year ago

paul salvaterra wrote:I , for me anyhow, kindle and cloud things are just to complicated and tedious to use, I rather pay for a pdf or hard copy.  I am very interested in  the book, what I could see and read of it sounds very good and an organized approach.  I guess I have had a few bad experiences downloading different apps and then having computer problems and having to spend time to get my computer back to the way I like it.  I just do not understand why all these apps are just not less complicated.

Paul




Hey Paul, I'm happy to announce that the Transition to Farming Ebook is now available in PDF format.

You can download it here: Transition to Farming Ebook PDF

Regards, Moreno
1 year ago

paul salvaterra wrote:I , for me anyhow, kindle and cloud things are just to complicated and tedious to use, I rather pay for a pdf or hard copy.  I am very interested in  the book, what I could see and read of it sounds very good and an organized approach.  I guess I have had a few bad experiences downloading different apps and then having computer problems and having to spend time to get my computer back to the way I like it.  I just do not understand why all these apps are just not less complicated.

I am getting up the nerve to try this 'cloud' thing, i have to go that route for the app to read this as i am using the chrome operating system.  the system is great for the net, i have never gotten a virus and but  printing is hard and some  things  do not work well with the chrome os,  but usually not a problem.

Paul



Hi Paul, sorry to hear from your previous experiences using these types of software. Some of these applications and software can indeed take some time to get the hang of, and is not always as clear as just pressing a button.

As of now, I'm converting the book into a pdf file which is going to take a little bit of time since the whole layout of the book will be changed once converted. So I'll have to do it manually page by page if I want it to look at least a bit decent.

I'll let you know once it's ready. In the meantime I hope you'll be able to use the Chrome OS to read the book.

Best regards, Moreno
1 year ago

paul salvaterra wrote:I , for me anyhow, kindle and cloud things are just to complicated and tedious to use, I rather pay for a pdf or hard copy.  I am very interested in  the book, what I could see and read of it sounds very good and an organized approach.  I guess I have had a few bad experiences downloading different apps and then having computer problems and having to spend time to get my computer back to the way I like it.  I just do not understand why all these apps are just not less complicated.

I am getting up the nerve to try this 'cloud' thing, i have to go that route for the app to read this as i am using the chrome operating system.  the system is great for the net, i have never gotten a virus and but  printing is hard and some  things  do not work well with the chrome os,  but usually not a problem.

Paul



Hi Paul, sorry to hear from your previous experiences using these types of software. Some of these applications and software can indeed take some time to get the hang of, and is not always as clear as just pressing a button.

As of now, I'm converting the book into a pdf file which is going to take a little bit of time since the whole layout of the book will be changed once converted. So I'll have to do it manually page by page if I want it to look at least a bit decent.

I'll let you know once it's ready. In the meantime I hope you'll be able to use the Chrome OS to read the book.

Best regards, Moreno
1 year ago

Trace Oswald wrote:Thank you for making this available.  Can't wait to read it.



No worries! I hope you'll enjoy it.
1 year ago


With the increased interest in permaculture, market gardening and people going back to the land to start a homestead or a small farm, I’ve decided to share my experience of how my family and I are making a living from a small-scale market garden in the eastern country side of France.

In the book “Transition to Farming: How To Quit Your Job, Start a Farm, and Make a Living From a Small-Scale Market Garden in 7 Steps” I go over the exact steps we’ve taken that allows my family and I to live full time from the farm.


Summary

Transition to Farming is a book that mainly focuses on helping new, beginning and aspiring farmers transition from their current jobs and lifestyle, into starting a successful small farm.

The book covers:
• 7 steps that show you how you can start a profitable small farm (whether you want to transition into farming, dive right in, or make a side income from your gardening hobby)
• The #1 way we use to identify exactly what crops we have to grow and in what quantities in order to reach our financial goal.
• The tools, equipment and infrastructure we used in our first year that allowed us to get started efficiently, without braking the bank.
• How to design a small farm for efficiency, practicality and profitability.
• The step-by-step of how we plan our production each year.
• How to market and sell your crops for the first time (and virtually ensure ongoing sales)
• And more…


Who is this book for ?

This book is aimed to help beginners get started in their farming journey. Whether you want to transition from your current job into starting a small farm, or want to make a little side income (or more) from your gardening hobby or your homestead. The principles in this book are universal and thus relevant whether you live in the States, Europe, Australia or anywhere else on this planet.

You can download a free copy of the kindle version currently on Amazon :


Transition to Farming : How To Quit Your Job, Start a Farm, and Make a Good Living From  a Small-Scale Market Garden in 7 Steps

Enjoy, and let me know what you think !
1 year ago