Crop Planning Book

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

– Growing for Market

Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers is a book I wrote with my co-farmer Fred Thériault. It is the book I wanted to read when I started farming but no one had yet written. It  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

You can order our book on Tourne-Sol’s website:

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

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