791: Jeff Robinson on Grow a Lot with Little Space.
Growing way more food than one could eat by oneself.
In This Podcast:Join us in a conversation with Jeff Robinson about how he grew from a environmental science professional into a professional farmer. In a quarter acre of land and with a little planning he is growing and processing strawberries, blueberries, cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers to prepare and sell salsas, pickles, jams and jellies. He is doing incredible work and has gone from a dream to reality in just a few years.
Jeff’s background is in Environmental Science, and has spent the last decade working for regulatory agencies doing compliance inspections to help promote a healthy environment. However, growing plants, vegetables, and flowers has been a passionate hobby of his for close to 15 years and has given him a lot of leftover produce each season. Unwilling to throw it away, he had to think of something to do with all of it and about ten years ago he started canning. Salsas, pickles, and jams were a great solution to the abundance of crops he grows.
A couple of years ago, after encouragement from friends and family, he started a business combining gardening, cooking, and canning. It has been a steep learning curve and an immense amount of work, however he’s now harvesting the fruits of his labor! His canned goods are available at farmers markets in Western North Carolina and online.
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