Bryan Donovan

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

Farm Characteristics

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 crops:

Vegetables

Primary Livestock:

Goats/Sheep, Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

pasture raised laying hens and goats and 2 sheep for land managment 

 

Farmland Tenure

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. 

Additional Information

Experience & education:

Farm owner, Farm management

Experience description:

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.