We deﬁne micro-farming as a cooperative venture among advanced gardeners. Previously these people have planted vegetable gardens for their own consumption. In a micro-farming network they produce for the community as well as their own families: Jack grows the zucchini, Jill grows the tomatoes, Tom has great currants, Dick grows the peppers, Harry specializes in greens—all supply their excess produce to farmers markets, CSAs, and eventually restaurants and groceries.
About the Peconic Project
Our aim is to develop a small demonstration network of micro-farmers on the East End of Long Island, to document how the work progresses, and to produce a book, a video, and a website to show others how to develop micro-farming networks. Both the book and the video will cover organization and management tips as well as micro-farming techniques.
For more info please see the full proposal below.