Farm Fusion Course

There has been an widening gap in our food system.

The mass of consumers are looking for ready to eat food, while farmers sell ingredients at markets open only a few hours a week.

This has farmers reaching a tiny part of the market, for too little return.

But the process of rebuilding our food system is underway, and the opportunity for farmers to thrive is as ripe as it’s ever been.

Homesteaders Cait Nolan and Joe Fox of Little x Litte farm in Ernul, NC apply the farm fusion framework in creating the Craven Local Food Market, where they turn their production into a weekly meal prep service with a jar exchange.

The Farm Fusion framework has you meet people where they want to be met, with products they crave.

Reach mass markets, while getting the price you want for the things that you grow. 

Farm Fusion Business Frameworks

Reaching the Modern Consumer

Creating a Business Within the Hyperlocal Food Economy

6 Hours of Video
Challenges & Workbooks
Bonus Interviews

Deep Dives

Advanced Value Add

Building a Local Food Brand

Cafe’s & Commercials Kitchens


Farmer Owned Meal Prep

Food Trucks

Lifestyle Design

New Business Opportunities

Online Storefronts

Pivoting to Success


Zero Waste Systems

The Farm Fusion Course

Access for Life

Limited time – free for 30 days starting 3/21/20.  Proceed through enrollment without the need for payment.

Course Intro:

A Wholesome Approach to building a better business


By first considering your interests, we’ll move towards building a formula to exploring an outcome that meets the needs of you, your community and the environment.

It is a guide to building a business designed for a rapidly evolving food economy.

It is the framework I apply in my own businesses that allow me to take a $2 head of lettuce and turn it into a $10 salad that is pre-sold and delivered to our local clients.  We do similar things with pizza, pesto and kombucha, which are available in meal plans we create on a weekly basis.

Farm Fusion is taking what we can grow or source locally, and turning it into a product that the masses want.

If we truly want to be leaders in rebuilding our food system, we need to lead with value and convenience.  We need to realize that we’ve held onto outdated expectations when it comes to thinking the mass market will wake up and come to us.  This doesn’t hold up to even our expectations for convenience and value even in our own lives (ahem, Amazon Prime member…).

We need to meet people where they are, in ways they want to be met, with a product they want.

But before we can get there, we have to take a step back and recalibrate.  If we’re going to create something new, we don’t want to start by using an outdated sales channel, or a process that leaves a pile of waste behind.

We also don’t want to find ourselves working towards something that will make us miserable.  

This begins by setting up the benchmarks that a farm fusion business model should look to maximize.

By looking at your interests, what drives you, and what an ideal day looks like, we can then start to hone in on a product or service that moves you towards the life and impact you intend to make.

As part of the Urban Farm Academy MBA, the Farm Fusion course leads off as it sets up the framework that helps you to thrive within the evolving world of food and agriculture.  This framework can be taken to M.A.P., where you’ll begin walking through the critical steps from product development, market research, all the way to launch.

The Farm Fusion Course

Access for Life

Instructor Bio

Brandon Youst 

Businesses: Founder of Bootstrap FarmerCraven Local Food Market & Urban Farm Academy

Location: Ernul, NC

Careers before farming: Construction, Corporate Finance