There are many ways to make money living off the grid, but organic farmer Jean-Martin Fortier may have found the best one – and it’s bringing in $150,000 each year.
Fortier and his wife take in that much annually on an acre and a half farm where they raise everything from tomatoes to broccoli, using what they call “biologically intensive” practices and unique farming methods to harvest more vegetables than is normal on such a small piece of land. And they do it all without a tractor.
Fortier is this week’s guest on Off The Grid Radio, and he gives us an overview of his Quebec farm – a farm that has drawn worldwide attention and resulted in him writing a book.
He also tells us:
- How his method can be duplicated on any off-grid homestead.
- Why he chose not to use a tractor or any heavy machinery.
- How he grows vegetables, in such large quantities, in a cold climate.
- What he learned on a trip of New Mexico that inspired him to try his methods.
- Why he believes his method – and not Big Ag – is the secret to feeding the world.
Fortier’s story is incredible and inspiring, even if you don’t plan on copying his methods. Listen as this organic farm expert shares his methods that are changing how we think about farming!