David Jadidian

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Not currently farming

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

David is interested in vegetable production, specifically specialty mellons. He would like to avoid use of synthetic pesticides and herbacides, and plans to use black plastic mulch to alliviente the use of synthetic chemicals. David plans to practice ecologically sound growing techniques, and while organic certifcation is not a priority, it is something he considers for down the road. 

Description of marketing method:

Directly to consumers, potentially in farmers' markets in NYC. 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester

Desired acreage:

1-5

Infrastructure required:

Farm equipment, Water access, Fencing, Electrical Access

Description of farm equipment required:

A tractor would be necassary to prepare the land, but smaller eqipment is fine after initially tilling. 

Description of water access required:

Intends to use drip irrigation

Description of fencing required:

Deer Fencing

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease

Description of tenure options desired:

Because David is looking to farm 1 - 5 acres he would be interested in leasing a small farm, leasing a small parcel of a larger farm, or sharing unused space with other farmers. 

Additional Information

Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?

Yes

Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education

Experience description:

David has a B.A.. in plant science from Cornell and has had a passion for horticulture for many years. He focuses on staying up to date on the most sustainable and efficient growing practices, and is a self employed attorney looking to take his work outdoors!