Jean-Martin Fortier – Farming is f*#cking cool, Market Gardening, Training Future Growers and more
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The weekly podcast that talks all things food growing with those doing amazing things from across the UK and the world.

Every week we deliver you a podcast that interviews a fantastic food grower that is doing things differently, inspirationally or that has an awesome story to tell.

In this episode we have the incredible Jean-Martin Fortier talking to us from across the globe in Quebec.

JM has inspired both Chris and Jack's farms, as well as countless others in their growing journeys so we are super excited to bring you this episode which is packed full of info and inspiration.


In the episode we chat about:

  • How it all started for JM, how he got into growing
  • Les Jardins de la Grelinette - JM's market garden generating a huge income
  • Ferme de Quatre Temps - JM's training farm
  • How Paris used to feed itself and travelling to learn
  • Regenerative Farming
  • No-dig / No-till and why it's not the most important focus
  • Why processes and procedures are so important
  • How to manage staff in a rewarding way
  • The management secret
  • Growers clothing and why it's important
  • JM's new video blog (It's awesome, link below)
  • The gameplan
  • Rose, Thorns and Buds
  • Growers Magazing (Link below)
  • So much more...

Plus the all important quick-fire questions of course…. Will JM Fortier be #teambeer or #teamcoffee ???


This is a podcast that will hopefully inspire and inform you whatever experience you have… from aspiring grower, to casual allotmenteer, right through to fully fledged market gardener. We will be talking everything from no-dig to permaculture, mushrooms to marketing.

We are your hosts Chris from Fanfield Farm and Jack from Jacks Patch and we will be bringing you an inspirational interview, some tips and tricks from our own farms as well as the fun feature of quick fire questions that we ask every guest…. Obviously including whether they prefer an evening farm beer or morning farm coffee!!

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Show Notes:

JM's New Weekly Vlog -

Growers and Co -

Growers Magazine -

JM's Book -

Les Jardins de la Grelinette -

La Ferme de Quatre Temps (FQT Farm) -

The Market Gardeners Masterclass -


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Thank you to our amazing sponsors!

This episode is sponsored by:

Natural Grower - For 15% off their full range of products head to and use code FOODGROWER15 at checkout.

Direct Plants Ltd - And their incredible polytunnels - For 10% off everything, head to and use code FOODGROWER at checkout.

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