Whether you you're a farmer looking for a profitable alternative crop or farmstead enterprise, a city dweller seeking a living in the country, or an entremreneur of any flavor, this book will dispel the myths and point you on the way to a solid, profitable, herb-based business enterprise. This updated second edition covers how to understand your soil, the basics of farming, the fundamentals of farming machinery, how to formulate your own farm business plan, the techniques of preserving your harvest through dehydration. storage and processing. Also covered are direct-to-consumer and wholesale marketing strategies, tips about how to develop your own cottage industry and the potential of foraging for profit. Also included are dozens of sources for additional information.