In 2011, one of our CSA customers approached us with the idea of applying the lean methods that he uses in his trailer factory to our farm. The result: we've cut our growing area from three acres to one, gotten rid of half the tools we used to own, and work far fewer hours. Every year that we've gotten "smaller," we've grown more profitable. The Lean Farm describes the lean system in plain terms for any size and type of farm. The Lean Farm Guide to Growing Vegetables shows in detail how we grow our crops with lean thinking. Together the books make the case that small scale farming can still be a viable career for young people wanting to farm.