Keep up to date with every new upload!

Join free & follow Farmer to Farmer with Chris Bl
Share
  • 1 year ago
098: Mike Nolan of Mountain Roots Produce on Growing Storage Crops in the High Desert and Staying Ah

098: Mike Nolan of Mountain Roots Produce on Growing Storage Crops in the High Desert and Staying Ah

Mike Nolan raises about five acres of vegetables at Mountain Roots Produce in Mancos, Colorado. With a focus on storage crops, Mike has patched together a market in his rural marketplace that includes restaurants, grocery stores, schools, and CSA members in the Four Corners area of Colorado. Farming in Mancos for the last seven years, Mike has recently brought Mountain Roots into profitability, and no longer has to work off the farm to make ends meet. We dig into the details of Mike’s operation, including how he has structured his tractor-scale farming operation for growing crops that are planted a limited number of times every year, and why he decided to start farming with a business model based on these limited-succession crops. Mike shares his challenges with weed control, how he’s used local resources to store his root crops with limited capital investment, and the changes he is making to prepare for the new marketing realities he expects as the Food Safety Modernization Act begins

Comments