Crop Planning Book

This book is a must read for vegetable growers of all scales – organic or not.

– Growing for Market

This is the book I wanted to read when I was a new farmer. But no one had written it yet!

So Fred Thériault, one of my Tourne-Sol co-famers, and I simply had to write this book so other young farmers would have it to read.

Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers synthesizes the crop planning systems Fred and I developed through our own farming experiences and as part of Tourne-Sol cooperative farm.

This book breaks the planning process down to 11 steps. It works backwards from your goals to flesh out the concrete steps you need to take to get there:

  1. Set your financial goals
  2. Develop a marketing plan
  3. Make field planting schedules
  4. Create crop maps
  5. Choose vegetable varieties and finalize planting schedules
  6. Generate greenhouse schedules
  7. Fill out a seed order
  8. Make a field operations calendar
  9. Carry out the crop plan
  10. Analyze crop profitability
  11. Plan for next year

How To Order

You can order Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers book on the Tourne-Sol website.

If you wish to order from outside of Canada, please e-mail me at

In the US, you can also order from these fine folks:

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