Vegetable grower starts small to grow big

Is diversification the best way to get a start today? As Nathan Klassen is learning, even if the answer is yes, that doesn’t make it easy

Klassen started with just 10 CSA customers. This year, he’s looking at 100. Photo: David Charlesworth

Nathan Klassen might not have grown up on a farm, but for as long as he can remember, he’s wanted to be a farmer, so in 2011, in the midst of North America’s record-smashing run-up in the price of farmland, he made that dream come true.

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