On Sundays I don’t do much on the farm but I do have two book recommendations. The first book is The Contrary Farmer by Gene Logsdon. This book addresses some misconceptions in regards to farming along with a focus on saving money farming. The Contrary Farmer is focused more on acreage scale farming with the ability to have livestock. All of that being said it is still focused on a small farm and the joy of farming in itself, it is a very good and enjoyable read.
The second book is The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone. This book should be in the hands of everyone that wants to make a profit on small scale farming. Curtis Stone gives many very specific examples of how to manage a farm on small plots, even those of us that have acreage can utilize his techniques for the purpose of selling effectively to farmers markets and restaurants. He addresses the problems of so many farmers, growing low value, long time involved crops that only grow once a year verses growing high value crops with a fast turn around. He also addresses the need for farmers to have an active involvement in market trends and adjusting crops to meet those needs.