Ready to take your farm to the next level?
We'd love to help!
Michelle Elston, Roots owner and founder, offers a limited number of off-season consultations to experienced growers.
Photo by Olive & Oak Photography
Consultations are available in areas such as:
Business decisions that work for family and farmer
Establishing a financially viable farm
Employee management strategies
Sustainability considerations for growing high-yield, high-profit crops
Efficiency strategies for harvest, cleaning and bouquet making
Crop planning for bouquet production
Lean farming (less steel, less inputs)
Best sales outlets for your market and lifestyle
And other trouble-spots related to your farm!
Invest in your farm's success! Consults start at $1,000. This includes a minimum of three, 1-hour virtual sessions with Michelle, plus our research on your farm/area as well as follow-up emails after the finish of the work sessions (exact number TBD). Travel fees or visits to Roots are extra. Note that most sessions will be conducted from December through March, depending on availability.
What Clients Are Saying
"With Michelle's guidance, we added 4 employees, scaled the farm up to 9 acres [from 2] and secured our first wholesale grocery account for next year! We are moving away from our off-farm jobs to invest 100% of ourselves into managing and growing our farm. If you are looking to scale up your farm, there is no better investment in yourself as the business leader; Michelle will provide you with the tools, confidence and mentorship you will need to excel."
Shannon & Judd Allen, Bloom Hill Farm
Interested in learning more?
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Being a good farmer takes a long, long time of learning, sweat and experience. Don't expect to be big right away - and never expect to get it all right! Put in lots of time reading. Visit farms when you can. And, absolutely, positively, you MUST join the ASCFG. Your membership is truly worth every penny."