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Urban Farm Academy

Welcome to the Urban Farm Academy

Bootstrap Farmer's incubator for regenerative food & agriculture.

Building sustainable business models that create a hyperlocal food economy.
Bootstrap Farmer's mission for the Urban Farm Academy

Rebuilding the food system is going to take more than providing heavy duty equipment.

The next step in this mission is supporting the incubation of hyperlocal business models.

Our philosophy...

Farmers can lead the food revolution through the products they create.

By meeting people where they want to be met, with products they crave, we can reach mass markets.

We show how to do this through a framework we developed call Farm Fusion.

The possibilities within it are endless, and we show examples of others doing it.

Below are all free resources we've built to show you what's possible.

We hope this inspires you to be part of it.
A Bootstrapping Farmer
Go inside the journey of people starting a new business and lifestyle from scratch.

Business Models Featured:

  • Farmer Owned Meal Prep
  • Hyperlocal Subscription & Jar Exchanges
  • Seed to Shaker Mocktail Program
  • Speciality Herbs, Hemp & Microgreens
  • Soap Making w/ Goats
  • & more!

Urban Homestead Business Ideas

For living & creating a hyperlocal food economy.

The Story of the Craven Local Food Market

Building a business that has small farmers leading the localization of food supply chains.

by Brandon Youst, founder of Bootstrap Farmer
Read about the Evolution of the Farm Fusion Framework

Microfarm Incubator

A 10'x20' farm that let's you test out lots of business ideas...

There are lot's of ways to get started on any budget.

That can be a blessing or a curse. We wanted to offer practical approaches to starting small with a bootstrapping mindset.

When we founded Bootstrap Farmer, many of the products he created were designed to create additional revenue streams for farmers.

For example:

Exchangeable 5x5 microgreen trays keep your market customers coming week after week.

Colorful grow bags making for a marketable booth and a side hustle of swapping out seasonal grow bags for clients.


Oscar Chavez of Microledon Farm takes over Bootstrap Farmer Radio!

Oscar, a new farmer, asks industry experts questions while he's building his new farm.
Check out the Episodes!
Urban Farm Academy Podcast
Talking about the future of food and agriculture.
Check out the Episodes!

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