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Pick Your Farm Model

How do you start an income-producing urban, backyard or home-based farm? Here's the answer - 8 hypothetical case study models that illustrate a different context, scale and crop repertoire. Each will help you see how you can get a farm business off and in the ground quickly, affordably and successfully, working alone, or with family and friends. Mix and match them to create a farm that fits into your lifestyle, life cycle and location. 

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#8 SPIN Hobby Farm Model

 

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Part-time, Multi-site Operation Land base: 1/8 acre (5,000 square feet, $20,000 gross annual sales)

 
$11.99
 

#9 SPIN Intermediate Farm Model

 

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Full-time, Multi-Site Operation Land base: 1/2 acre (20,000 square feet, $54,000 in gross annual sales)

 
$11.99
 

#10 SPIN Deluxe Farm Model

 

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Full-time Single Site Operation Land base: (1 Acre, $65,000 gross annual sales)

 
$11.99
 

#11 SPIN Specialty Farm – Leafy Greens

 

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Part-time, Multi-site Operation (6,500 square feet., $24,000 in gross annual sales)

 
$19.99
 

#12 SPIN Specialty Farm – Garlic (illustrated with 12 photos)

 

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Part-time, Multi-site Operation (6,000 square feet, $23,250 in gross annual sales)

 
$19.99
 

#13 SPIN Specialty Farm – Carrots and Potatoes (illustrated with 14 photos)

 

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Part-time, Single site Operation (40,000 square feet, $32,000 in gross annual sales)

 
$19.99
 

#14 SPIN Specialty Farm - Lettuces, Salad Mixes, Radish, Scallion and Spinach (illustrated with 12 photos)

 

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Part-time, Single site Operation (10,000 square feet, $35,000 in gross annual sales)

 
$19.99
 

#15 SPIN Specialty Farm - Flowers (illustrated with 12 photos)

 

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Part-time, Multi-site Operation (6,500 square feet, $33,750 in gross annual sales)

 
$19.99
 

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