Friday October 30th, 2020

The Market Gardener book: an excellent resource for market gardening

Pictured: Jean-Martin Fortier. Photo: The Market Gardener.

Les Jardins de la Grelinette, Canada, is a micro-farm that produces fruit and vegetables at a high rate of productivity; 1.5 acres grows enough to feed 200 families per year. Farmer Jean-Martin Fortier has shared his knowledge in The Market Gardener book.

The Market Gardener book provides a collection of JM Fortier’s proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods. This complete guide has practical information on:

  • Setting-up a micro-farm
  • Farming without a tractor and minimising fossil fuel production through the use of the best hand tools
  • Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods and pricing approaches


Why we love it

We love this book because it has something for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned grower or someone just getting into market gardening. Jean-Martin Fortier explains why small-scale farming works, offers tips on getting started and provides detailed crop information too. And, the book is not too expensive!



Should be of great use to market growers everywhere.” – Eliot Coleman, organic farming pioneer and author, Winter Harvest Handbook

This is a fantastic addition to any aspiring market gardener’s library.” – Josh Volk, Slow Hand Farm, Portland, Oregon

New gardeners will find in this book a step-by-step recipe that almost guarantees success, while the more seasoned ones can use it as a steppingstone for future achievements.” – Alexandre J-Nicole, Biologist, graphic designer and illustrator




Find out more about The Market Gardener book here.



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