A Wholesome Approach to Building a Farm Business | Bootstrap Farmer

A Wholesome Approach to a Sustainable Farm Business

By first considering your interests, we'll move towards building a formula for exploring an outcome that meets your community and the environment's needs.

It is a guide to building a business designed for a rapidly evolving food economy.

I apply the framework in my own businesses that allow me to take a $2 head of lettuce and turn it into a $10 salad pre-sold and delivered to our local clients. We do similar things with pizza, pesto, and kombucha, which are available in meal plans we create weekly.

Farm Fusion is taking what we can grow or source locally and turning it into a product that the masses want.

If we genuinely want to be leaders in rebuilding our food system, we need to lead with value and convenience. We need to realize that we've held onto outdated expectations when it comes to thinking the mass market will wake up and come to us. This idea doesn't hold up to our expectations for convenience and value even in our own lives (ahem, Amazon Prime member…).

We need to meet people where they are, in ways they want to be met, with a product they want.

But before we can get there, we have to take a step back and recalibrate. If we're going to create something new, we don't want to start by using an outdated sales channel or a process that leaves a pile of waste behind.

We also don't want to find ourselves working towards something that will make us miserable.

This process begins by setting up the benchmarks that a farm fusion business model should look to maximize.

By looking at your interests, what drives you, and what an ideal day looks like, we can then start to hone in on a product or service that moves you towards the life and impact you intend to make.

Farm Fusion & Homesteading

FarmChefs Cait & Joe of Little x Little Farm applied the framework to our Craven Local Food Market.