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THIS IS HOW MY FARM WORKS! – $100K on a quarter acre

December 7, 2019


100 Comments

  • Reply Urban Farmer Curtis Stone August 29, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Hey guys, the most common question is, what is our net profit. It's changed over the years and it used to be way higher during the years I used to work full time on the farm. It's still around 50%, even with me working part-time on the farm. Over the last 2 years, our net profit was 75%. Hope that clears that question up.

  • Reply Tyler Singleton August 24, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    How may bed feet do you have?

  • Reply Helder Ribeiro August 26, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    so… assuming 75% net profit… which is pretty high, 75k a year… 2 people = 37.5k a year… after taxes thats like what? 20k something? okish
    well, free food is always good

  • Reply terenfro1975 August 28, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Gross…. so you are Netting -$10K. Economics 101, when some one refers to Gross profit, they don't want to tell you the Net profit because it isn't there.

  • Reply Greener-Garden August 30, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Amazing use of space. I really like the set up. Everything so well planned out. Keep it up!

  • Reply Efan Ap Ifor September 1, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Came here via wranglerstar video. Very interesting. Will be watching more. 👍👏

  • Reply Robert Drake September 2, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Farmout man!

  • Reply D September 6, 2018 at 2:17 am

    Love your music.. where do I find??

  • Reply April Bumbalough September 13, 2018 at 1:18 am

    Dude! Do you have stock that I can buy?

  • Reply Oliver Byrne September 19, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Fuckin sick

  • Reply Fox Sox September 20, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    What are your rodent control methods? Having an urban farm like this seems like an epicenter for Rats.

  • Reply TheGreatSeraphim September 21, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Based on your stats you might as well just get a job if you're only generating $100k before wages, land costs(Its not free, someone is still paying for it), watering, materials, fertilizer… so on and so on.

  • Reply IIIrandomIII September 23, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Is that profitable?

  • Reply Grow Roots September 26, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    So when are you moving to a large acre farm?

    Ps when you do I'm moving to Canada to work on your farm 😂

  • Reply Re Run September 26, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    it looks like you made quite a mess in that neighborhood.

  • Reply jyjygjy yjfyjygj September 26, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    no gloves? i dont give a fuck how clean you think you are. lmao use gloves its 2018. jesus crist.

  • Reply _ September 27, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Neighbors must hate the greenhouses

  • Reply Dzulfiqar Bagas Tito September 27, 2018 at 7:00 am

    u can use hydroponics and aeroponics. and also dont forget to use Black Soldier Flies larva to make fertilizer. and also some fish pond or chickep coop to eat those larvae if u dont like too much of that flies

  • Reply Lucien Saayman September 28, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    now who the fuck would dislike this?

  • Reply Tom Tom September 30, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    this is great

  • Reply Ronald Mosely October 3, 2018 at 3:31 am

    Curtis stone I've been really Interested in doing something like this I would like to use an acre of my land to be productive but I'm currently in a high desert landscape southern California any recommendations

  • Reply Hardy Möller October 3, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Hallo, bei uns in Deutschland ist das schwierig mit den Gesetzen so was zu starten. Grüße H. Möller

  • Reply Francis Reese October 11, 2018 at 10:38 pm

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  • Reply CJ Reed October 14, 2018 at 3:06 am

    I don't understand. 100k 75% profit. 75k, 2 Full time employee's and 1 part time. So $30k, $30k, 10k? How is that a livable wage?

  • Reply Jennifer Calogero October 15, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    If you use my land for the this, I'd like MORE bags of greens per week!!!

  • Reply Santiago Draco October 15, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    You in the US or Canada? Sound Canadian which would explain the "100k" which is more like 75k US.

  • Reply AitWelloul Tripolitania October 17, 2018 at 12:11 am

    you cant make that much money unless ur growing weed

  • Reply mkmanu001 October 17, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    nice farm there

  • Reply Nathan Watts October 24, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    ty for saying the word herb correctly.

  • Reply Ed Paine October 25, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Love what your doing, but really your pulling around 100k from 5, 1/4 acre lots? Nice that locals are getting some decent veggies though.

  • Reply Clorox Bleach October 27, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    You're growing on 10890 square feet?

  • Reply J A. October 28, 2018 at 10:35 am

    50 feet of land generate 1600 dollar a season, NOT POSSIBLE, unless you sell your own veggies, Retailer will buy the cherry tomato for10cent a kilo and will sell that for 2 dollar .

  • Reply Max Clermont October 29, 2018 at 5:43 am

    If you want to increase you yield, you need to stop thinking about your land in a 2 dimensional way..if you use it in 3d, meaning have vertical beds, then you could triple the yield.

  • Reply sreid70 November 2, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Sounds like the home owners are getting screwed. Cost's more than $20 per week to own that kind of land.

  • Reply Hans Wurst November 6, 2018 at 12:58 am

    100k…. only with growing weed….

  • Reply Planting The North November 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Love the passive floor heating in the greenhouse!

  • Reply Planting The North November 12, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Great work bro!

  • Reply No Comps November 13, 2018 at 4:19 am

    This is awesome! I'm going to tear up my neighbor's yard first thing tomorrow morning and start planting!

  • Reply BTDarters Channel November 13, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Really great and informative video! Thanks for posting it!

  • Reply monckey wrench November 16, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Nicely Done! great work man!

  • Reply Arnzt med zipbagen November 17, 2018 at 11:58 am

    You're a smart man. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.

  • Reply Robert Young November 18, 2018 at 4:41 am

    How to say how you find the fire and get it to the market doesn't make search me

  • Reply ramesh Hariharan November 18, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Top sir great sir. Im ramesh from india.

  • Reply Caleb November 24, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    What is the difference in dealing with pests?

  • Reply Nexington Caldwell November 25, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    I live in a suburban area would I have to go through the red tape of zoning permits, inspections, HOA permission. I have 1/2 acre in which I only want to do a very small plot nothing serious.

  • Reply Arturs Strads November 26, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Numbers come from nowhere as always to fool silly avarAge people with hype

  • Reply Wild Beach Berry November 26, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    smart ass man!

  • Reply Brodie Jr November 28, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    This is DOPE!

  • Reply Emma999 December 2, 2018 at 8:37 am

    way to rep Kelowna!

  • Reply Robzerix December 2, 2018 at 9:02 am

    I own 14 acres and im just a dumb guy

  • Reply Mr Varus December 3, 2018 at 6:08 am

    And the Cat shit is free.

  • Reply human underground music December 3, 2018 at 6:47 am

    You should add laying chicken/quail as well.

  • Reply phanCAbe December 4, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Wow, I can't even fathom how this could work here in the US.

    1. First and foremost you'd need a neighborhood nice enough to keep your crops protected from vandalism and thievery. Guaranteed the cops in most neighborhoods would NOT be pleased at being called for a farm burglary unless you're in that "nice" neighborhood.

    2. In a neighborhood that nice odds are you'll have a homeowners assoc, and 100% guaranteed they would absolutely not allow a commercial farm and *probably not allow a personal farm half that size.

    3. How would you keep the crops from attracting pests to you and your neighbors? You definitely couldn't use anything smelly (obviously), or poisonous (other family pets and kids)…

    So good for you! But you may as well be talking about how to create gold out of lead….

  • Reply Pawel Sopkowski December 4, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Hi,
    Out of curiosity.
    Is it healthy to grow crop in town. Don't the pollution go into the green?

  • Reply Andrew J December 5, 2018 at 3:01 am

    How do you get contracts with groceries?

  • Reply AfricanFlightStar December 5, 2018 at 3:49 am

    Excellent!

  • Reply qcomberette December 6, 2018 at 3:55 am

    This is awersome but I am wondering how it works with zoning laws and city council rules and regulations, unfortunately all around the country, so many cities have strict rules on what you can do on your land. Stupidity, I think ( but I haven't really research this so I might be wrong) in many places what you do would only be allowed in an industrial area or a rural area correct my if I am wrong.

  • Reply Izhar Muhamad Nazaruddin December 6, 2018 at 5:24 am

    Really inspiring 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • Reply priceandpride December 6, 2018 at 6:52 am

    How do you get licensed to sell to businesses?

  • Reply reffoelcnu alouncelal December 6, 2018 at 9:44 am

    I looked at this video with trepidation I thought it would have cows stacked up ten high … well done for growing organic .This will really give people great ideas .

  • Reply Chris green December 6, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    i wonder what the $ amount would be if weed is grown in a setup like this

  • Reply Joaquin Cortada December 6, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Code enforcement never gives you problems???

  • Reply Kambiz Nazir December 7, 2018 at 12:18 am

    How much fertilizer and pesticides/herbicides do you use in your lots?

  • Reply Mo December 7, 2018 at 4:14 am

    2 fulltimers for $100,000 'Gross' sales.
    What's left after expenses and tax… naah, better stick to my job.
    But thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Gemz Kebab December 7, 2018 at 4:59 am

    impressive

  • Reply B Rensta December 7, 2018 at 9:24 am

    How do you get pass h.o.a regulation?

  • Reply khalil al rashid December 7, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Its a big investment brother.

  • Reply Eyespoon December 12, 2018 at 5:55 am

    Real life Stardew Valley.

  • Reply Nel Edora December 19, 2018 at 12:53 am

    $100,000 on a 1/4 acre??? What opiods and marijuana?

  • Reply Deep House Slayer December 22, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Nice video

  • Reply the leo says hello December 26, 2018 at 4:55 am

    Did you go to school/university/college? I want to work in agriculture but I’m in high school and don’t know where to start after graduating

  • Reply Lisa Ball January 7, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    What kind of printer do you use for your labels?

  • Reply Phil HARRIS January 9, 2019 at 9:54 am

    6000KW HEATER? or 6KW?

  • Reply Emil Kofod January 9, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    That's how farm works

  • Reply HIGH GRADE January 15, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    So your taking advantage of people by not offering cash instead veggies and a clean yard? Lmao your wrong in so many ways. Your taking from there personal space and limiting there activities. Lmao tight ass is what i call you.

  • Reply Debbie Lynn Tv January 24, 2019 at 12:08 am

    Great video

  • Reply hickler phan February 5, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    I try a lot but can’t make any money with my 2 acres ☹️

  • Reply Random Letters February 10, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    6000 kw heater? So you are pulling 6 million watts when the heat kicks in?

  • Reply Patrick Finnegan February 15, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Curtis I've watched a few of your videos and I want to say thank you for the information and the end depth look at starting a small scale grow operation. I was interested in taking your online course but I live in the states and wanted to know if the legalities are the same and the process of starting this kind of business. I grew up on a farm did just about everything as a kid growing up got into the family business managing properties and eventually went behind the wheel of a commercial truck which I continue to do as of now. Very excited to buy some property and of this year probably in northern part of Texas north of Dallas. Keep up the good work hope to get a reply when you get a chance thank you

  • Reply syalutsa February 19, 2019 at 12:05 am

    What strikes me more than anything, as a fellow market gardener, is how efficient and thoughtful this is. He has figured things out, in terms of reducing work, maximizing yield while maintaining organic quality. Little things like his salad trimmer, washing systems, earth storage of greenhouse heat, which he readily shares here, along with the thinking that lies behind his techniques are a huge gift to the rest of us. In addition, he is providing a model of using urban land that is not currently in use for food production. Huge benefits from this depth of design. Because I live in Newfoundland, the challenges of climate for gardeners and growers are much more extreme than in Kelowna, BC. However, most of his techniques will work here, mainly by using greenhouses and row covers to start plants early and harvest them late. Thanks so much!

  • Reply DodgeVendetta February 19, 2019 at 10:07 am

    This type of agriculture isn't regenerative at all. Look up the 'Ruth Stout method' for conserving your soilbiology (no plowing & minimal effort). I also don't see room for beneficial insects or polinators (no flowerbeds). Where are the grazing animals, that graze covercrops/weeds instead of blowtorching them, and fertilize the soils with their manure, whilst trampling covercrops (that form a carbon shield to protect the soils)?

  • Reply greensweep1 February 20, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    I'm curious about you professing to be organic.How do you get passed as organic when u use other peoples land,Did you have to have the soil tested for contaminants as who knows what was put or sprayed in or around this land you are borrowing.From what I've heard to say "organic"u have to provide proof from a legal company that writes up a analysis of the soil ?I'm interested in a similar type garden market type business and was interested in what approach took?Thank you.

  • Reply Carbo Medic February 22, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Is this a HOA neighborhood? If so, do you need a permit? I live in Texas and was wondering if you could point me in the right direction as fas as getting informed.

  • Reply debra frost February 24, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Microgreens are one of the most profitable things you can grow if not the most profitable.

  • Reply blightmoon February 24, 2019 at 11:31 am

    So this is that video that's the most concise, and gives the overview of the operation, but hasn't taken that many views. Great stuff. The summer setup for microgreens the one I've been looking for.

  • Reply Tee Tee February 26, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    I'm looking to start small farm on 1 acre so very happy to have found your videos.

  • Reply Nate Lamontagne August 24, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Crazy man. I’m looking at buying 10 acres in the south okanagan.

  • Reply Serge Y August 27, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    100k gross, what is the net, with 2 people working full time …?

  • Reply Alan DiNicola August 27, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    I had this on in the background so I didn’t hear where you are from. From the way you say “out” and “house” it sounds like you are in Canada?

  • Reply Stipe Jonjić August 30, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Why not a rooftop garden Curtis?

  • Reply NightCrawller September 18, 2019 at 8:11 am

    If you earn 100k a quarter then why are you asking for 5,10,15usd donations?

  • Reply Harvey Payne September 19, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    This is great Curtis has always inspired me right from his early beginnings. I’ve set my goals to make my allotment a production model. Then I’ll upscale on a different plot. It takes a big commitment in money to start up though.

  • Reply Garz September 26, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Note to self: can’t do this if your neighbors are dicks. Lol

  • Reply Garz September 26, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Just grow Cannabis indoors. Profit margins and work put into it compared to these leafy greens and cherry tomatoes is laughable

  • Reply Killthebatsman October 3, 2019 at 2:12 am

    I’m slightly concerned in seeing them bagging leaves with bare hands… I feel like somebody out there could file some lawsuit if they get a stomach bug or whatever and try to take down this awesome business!

  • Reply Mary T. October 12, 2019 at 12:05 am

    i wonder what the neighbors here would think. I like to grow herbs and ornamentals. I also have chickens. My daughter in law wants to grow food. She also has chickens. We are on the same land, I rent from them. We have been talking and talking about how to approach all this. This weekend we plan to work on our coops, both are making them bigger, hers because her chicks are getting bigger & winter is coming. Me because I want to board up my run and have a bigger coop. I have a pen I move around that they spend the days in. We are talking about putting up a fence so they can be out of the pens. It will need a net on top due to hawks. We'd let them out in the morning and lock them up at night.

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  • Reply Ch N October 30, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Curtis maybe gloves for packing food sorry mate … nice setup thumbs up

  • Reply Mikey Tee November 13, 2019 at 4:15 am

    Very misleading in the way that he his presenting this as a way to make money farming in your backyard. It's an organized and well tuned setup he has, which takes lots of money to start with. BUT the WAY he markets/sells his product is where the money is. He has a clientele base that most people will not achieve, niche 'organic' etc. Most people will buy their carrots at Walmart, not the new organic yuppie market down the road. More power to him that he found a system that works, but bear in mind this system depends on your location and potential upscale clientele! He also sells books, online courses, seminars, etc. as well admitting to 'leasing' land for the equivalent of 80 bucks a month. Sounds kind of slippery….

  • Reply lynn farley December 5, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    I get the use of small but I'd like to see you guys turned loose with LAND 😎

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