In the final episode of The Hello Farmlife Podcast season one, we talk about the always-timely topic of inheriting a farm. The challenges that come with inheriting a farm property as well as the goals and motivations that make heirs see the value of their inheritance are also discussed during the insightful conversation.
Is buying farmland a good investment? In this episode, we discuss some of the ins and outs of buying a farm, including the different ways people can use farmland and what to look out for when visiting farms for sale.
It takes years to not only grow the food and do something like a CSA program, but also tackle systemic food issues. If you’re going to grow and sell food, do it this way.
Just like a farmer would do, map out where you keep stuff, how you pack your fridge, how you move around the workspace. Once you see it laid out in front of you, you’ll start to notice patterns and ways of doing things more efficiently. This and more tips about saving time in the kitchen!
The family farm dream: How Chris Krucker (Manorun Farm) achieved it (The Hello Farmlife Podcast | S1, EP3)
In this episode, our guest from Manorun Farm in Lynden, Ontario talks about his experiences farming alongside his family over the last 25 years: moving to farmland, building a farm slowly, farming full-time, and now handing off the farm to his kids. He also shares how he weaned their kids onto farm work (and ensured they wouldn’t hate it), and how all four kids now play a role in running the farm business.
In this episode, Antonio and Janice break down why it’s so tough for farmers nowadays to make money from farming. They share 8 big reasons why farmers are still attracted to the farm life anyway, including their own personal stories explaining why they wouldn’t trade it in for anything. They also discuss the very real challenges new farmers currently face in trying to make their farm dream a reality and how we can solve this problem.
In this episode, Antonio and Janice introduce what The Hello Farm Life Podcast is all about and what listeners can expect from Season 1. They also share their stories of how they each went from living the city to farm life and ended up connecting on Cavaleiro Farm.