Josh Sattin is the owner/farmer of Sattin Hill Farm, a suburban farm in Raleigh, NC. In this episode we talk about balancing family and farming, what it’s like to be a beginning farmer in the South and our favorite cordless drills…
In This Episode:
>> Why Josh encourages beginning farmers to have low expectations their first year
>> Why Josh doesn’t grow Salanova anymore
>> The importance of being open to pivoting your production and business as you learn more about what you and your farm are capable of
>> Why it’s important (and you’ll make much more money) by growing better, not growing more
>> How Josh gets incredible production on his very small farm and doesn’t deal with many weeds.
Quotes from the episode:
“Most lettuce that comes into my area is hydro, that’s why chefs like ours so much, it has loft and body and crunch”
“The biggest mistake that farmers make the first year is trying to grow too much acreage”
“You have to think outside the box if you are going to succeed”
About the Guest
Josh Sattin is the owner/farmer of Sattin Hill Farm, a suburban farm in Raleigh, NC. The farm uses regenerative, sustainable and natural growing methods to produce vegetables and eggs for local families and chefs. Josh also has a YouTube channel where he uses his former skills as a teacher to educate farmers, gardeners and homesteaders about growing food and running a small farm.
Resources and Mentors that Josh
Josh’s YouTube channel
Sattin Hill Farm Instagram and Facebook
Michael’s Dewalt drill that he likes
Bruce DumlerSeptember 12, 2019 10:22 pm
Great episode with Josh. As someone about to start up this was a great podcast to listen to and I will listen to it again. There was a lot a validation to what I have set for first year plans – some new things to consider and maybe some adjustments to some of my plans. Thanks for the time and the discussion. Look forward to more of these.