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Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of following the farm-to-market process with one of the “successful” upstart organic farms. Laura and Adam from Loon Organics let me film and work through their Friday-Saturday operation. I had been idealizing the idea of starting a farm: seeing the beautiful produce stacked up at the market made me want to take out a loan, buy 50 acres and start my own little operation. But after a day with the folks at Loon Organics, reality comes into play.
For more information about the details of starting a small organic farm, check out this resource page containing a list of (PDF) documents from the Minnesota Institute of Sustainable Agriculture featuring Loon Organics.