Welcome to our farmer brained database for information you need to know for planning your farm or garden. We are an urban farm based in Moscow, ID. We have run our small acreage farm for five years with no debt, turned a profit the first season and supported two farmers full-time (that's us!). We direct market diverse vegetables grown without chemicals or fertilizers (Certified Naturally Grown), create and produce value-added products from items that we grow, and give workshops and provide educational and consulting services to other young farmers and food advocates. 

This page is an evolution. We hope you find some things here that help you and or someone you know start a small farm for profit. We will soon have resources for sale that can help jumpstart the planning process. 


Traveling Farmers

Greg Freistadt (right) hosting a tour of Cultivating Success participants in the Beginning Farmer + Rancher Program. photo credit: Marci Miller/Deep Roots Farm, 2016

Greg Freistadt (right) hosting a tour of Cultivating Success participants in the Beginning Farmer + Rancher Program. photo credit: Marci Miller/Deep Roots Farm, 2016

Cost: While we do our very best to keep our overhead costs low, we do have them! A small fee is charged to cover gas, camping fees, food, and what little needs to have on the road.

$150 for one-day workshops

$225 for two-day workshops

If rates present a hardship for your community, please be in touch! Many county extension educators/agents, and non-profits may be able to contribute. Please don't let it be a barrier to hosting us!

Marci in the field 2014. University of Idaho photo.

We're taking our farm on the road in 2018! We are embarking on a year of travel and networking with farmers all over the US and Canada. We have spent the last five years as small acreage vegetable farmers while also teaching a variety of educational workshops in conjunction with University of Idaho Extension Small Farms Program and Rural Roots Cultivating Success Program. And now we are going to spread our love of farming and networking with farmers all over the US and Canada. 

If you are interested in hosting Greg + Marci for any of the topic areas listed, please fill out the form below:

  • Farmer to Farmer Exchange events (networking events just for farmers, no industry salespeople!)
  • Whole Farm Planning
  • Marketing and Social Media for Farmers
  • Enterprise Budgets
  • NEW Produce Safety Alliance Training for Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) to meet FSMA guidelines for small farms

The biggest help from you is sharing our name and contact info with other farmers down the road. Word of mouth is the best way for us to spread our love of farming and helping other farmers learn and network with one another. 

While we are self-contained but would always appreciate a place to park our camper while visiting your community. Access to potable water and fresh food is always appreciated!

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Hoop House Construction + Help

We've built several styles of hoop house and can rattle off the pros and cons of each style. Round or square metal arches? Gothic or quonset style? Cattle panels? Roll up or down sides? HEATING?! Want to just HIRE these farmers to build one for you? Keep reading.

We can help. Give us a jingle and we can answer many of your questions over the phone and we are happy to travel to your farm for some real time advice. How else do farmers get to travel?! We love talking with fellow farmers, aspiring to experienced. Its the community we cultivate (he he) that will support us when we're down and give a big "Cheers!" when we make it through another season. 

free 30 minute consultation over the phone. 


Below is a 30 minute presentation we gave at the ICSA symposium on November 19th, 2014. Keynote speakers at the symposium included Joel Salatin and Gabe Brown, both inspirational and dedicated farmers.

Want to know how to price that dozen eggs for sale? Want to see if your chicken habit is a hobby or a business? This downloadable spreadsheet will answer your questions about your chicken operation and making a profit. When you buy this item you will also gain exclusive access to us, the farmers at Deep Roots Farm, for a live chat to answer your questions about enterprise budgets & planning for profit. Follow the link below for more information and as always, we are available for your questions.

Some of our favorite resources are books on farming topics. While there are literally thousands of books about all kinds of farming, here are our top picks (if you click through to Amazon, your purchase will help support our farm, but we HIGHLY recommend patronizing your local, independent bookstore!)

L-R: Greg Freistadt, Marci Miller, Ella, Aven + Isaak Julye

L-R: Greg Freistadt, Marci Miller, Ella, Aven + Isaak Julye