Dawn on the farm
Photo by Richard Robles used under a Creative Commons license.

Terry Silber, A Small Farm in Maine (Houghton Mifflin, 1988).
In the early 1970s, Terry and Mark Silber escaped from their workaday life in Boston to a farmhouse between the villages of Buckfield and Sumner, Maine — north and a little west of Lewiston, and miles from the coast.  Like many weekend gardeners, they planted more than they could eat, and started to sell their produce at a farmer’s market.  Unlike many most gardeners, they decided to abandon their city lives and move to Hedgehog Hill Farm full-time, and to try to support themselves through farming.  To make it work, they grew a retail operation, specializing in seedlings, herbs, and dried flowers.  This is the story of their farm and their business.

Hedgehog Hill Farm’s website is here, though Mark Silber closed it as a business in 2006 (.pdf).  Terry Silber passed away in 2003. AnnMarie (nee Paulukonis — see below) recommends the book to people starting a homebased business. Here is a recommendation from aletheia.

Buy it at Amazon.com.