Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Part time
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
We are a husband and wife farming team, we have a small organic farm currently in southern lancaster county, Pennsylvania. We grow small scale, non certified organic vegetables, pasture raised eggs. our farm is currently 2 acres of vegtable and 8 acres of pastures with two greenhouses. we are looking for a new opertunity to move our farm to a larger area where we can expand our pasture raised egg bussiness and add value added products as well as agro torism
Description of marketing method:
We primarily sell to resturants, do a farmers market as well as a 22 week CSA but we would love to sell to food hubs or aggregators and get more into agritoursism.
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
Preferred location:Dutchess, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester
Desired acreage:11-20, 21-50, 51-100
Infrastructure required:Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
Description of buildings required:
We would love a property that has a house, even if it needs fixed up or a land owner that would allow us to build a house or cabin. I am a contractor and could build a house or renovate or maintain any property. Almost any infrastructure would be helpfu ( sheds, barns, outbuildings,etc ) but i can build what ever is needed.
Crops and Livestock
Primary Livestock:Goats/Sheep, Poultry
Description of livestock/crops:
pasture raised laying hens and goats and 2 sheep for land managment
Tenure options desired:Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
We would love to find a farm that would allow our bussiness to grow, we are looking for a long term lease or a farm managment position as well as other tenure options such as improvments for rent or anything of that nature.
Experience & education:Farm owner, Farm management
We have run a small bio intensive vegetable business for 3 years and a steadily growing pasture raised egg business, taken various education courses and attended many differnet confrences and currently taken course on herbal medicine.