Posted on by John Rife
To dream up East End Market we pulled inspiration from many of the North America’s best markets and food hubs. My urban farming ventures have taken much the same path.
I recently took a trip to Toronto to meet an inspiring farmpreneur named Jean Martin Fortier, aka The Market Gardener, in hopes of learning a few new techniques.
The two workshops I attended put on by FarmStart.ca were incredibly inspiring. First of all to be surrounded by 60+ fellow and future farmers all focussed on learning to grow sustainably and profitablly was a powerful experience. Second, Jean-Martin was a refreshingly affaable and informative presenter. Through a miraid of pictures and stoires, he walked us through his own decade-long farming journey.
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