Microfarming for Profit: from Garden to Glory by Dave DeWitt


“This useful, entertaining guide gives prospective microfarmers the dirt on realistic essentials for turning a garden into a money–making enterprise…” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Microfarming for Profit is a step-by-step entrepreneur’s guide on how to turn unused or under-used land into an efficient, high-yielding, and profitable microfarm by growing only high-value crops and animals. DeWitt profiles the best growing choices, describes his own microfarms and profiles others, teaches how to sell what’s produced, and specifies value-added, storable products that can quickly increase the farmer’s bottom line.

Available now: Barnes and Noble | Amazon

Press Kit
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Dave DeWitt’s website

Conversations with Dave DeWitt
Heritage Radio Network’s Eat Your Words show
Utah Public Radio
BYU Radio: Top of Mind with Julie Rose

DAVE DEWITT is the author of over fifty books, mostly on chile peppers and fiery foods, but also including novels, food histories, and a travel guide. Dave is an associate professor in the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University, and co-producer of the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show, now in its twenty-sixth year. Dave lives with his wife, Mary Jane Wilan, in the South Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico, with two Dobermans, two Cornish Rex cats, his garden, and his greenhouse.


Praise for Microfarming for Profit

“DeWitt brings a lifetime of experience to this new guide for those interested in taking their hobby garden to a new level…[he] writes with authority and practicality, making this book an excellent resource for the novice microfarmer.”

“No generalities or theory here: this is all applied wisdom—which is why it works so well! Readers who want to turn their few acres into a profitable business venture would do well to turn to Microfarming for Profit as the first approach to turning an idea into reality.”

“…delightful…fun to read…a good starting point, and provides valuable information for farming on a very small scale.”
—Laura Wheeler, MICROFARM LIFE

“This useful, entertaining guide gives prospective microfarmers the dirt on realistic essentials for turning a garden into a money–making enterprise…The author advises on such basics as business plans and sales techniques; profiles a range of actual working microfarms, from flowers to killer bees; and relates hilarious stories from his own microfarming.”

Praise for Dave DeWitt’s The Complete Chile Pepper Book

“A narrow topic, you say? Not with the 100 top varieties covered and 85 convincing reasons for embracing more than just our beloved jalapenos and serranos.”
Chicago Tribune

“If one must only have one book on chiles, this should be it.”
Austin Chronicle

“This book will be the standard reference on chile peppers for a long time to come. I give it my three-chile rating, which translates as hot-hot-hot.”
Sunset’s “Fresh Dirt” blog

“This is the most comprehensive chile pepper book I’ve seen.”

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