A New Hampshire farmer says organic market has been worth it, and his organic market was the first to get a $500,000 loan.
Mark Jankovic says organic farmers are paying a fair price for the land they grow, but organic markets are also profitable.
Farmers say organic farmers can earn as much as $5,000 a acre if they grow organic crops.
They’re also able to save money on pesticides and fertilizers.
The organic market in New England was just a taste of what could be had, says Janković.
I think people were looking for a place where they could get some of their food for the low price of $1 a pound, and this organic market kind of got them there.
“Jankovic grew organic corn and soybeans for five years, and sold the organic market to a new family.
They put the new family in charge of running the organic business.
It was a lot of fun.”