Martha Suquet

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Full time

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

We own a small property in East Chatham and are interested in renting nearby fields for vegetable production. We are not certified organic but farm according to organic practices - no chemicals, no GMOs, and building soil health through cover cropping, crop rotation, and minimal tillage. Water and electric on site would be a big plus, and we would want to put up fencing and a small storage structure if none existed.

Description of marketing method:

We market through farmers markets, on site at our farm, and through other distribution channels.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Columbia

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10

Infrastructure required:

Water access, Electrical Access

Description of water access required:

Surface or ground water for irrigation.
 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables

Description of livestock/crops:

Various vegetable crops and cover crops.
 

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease

Description of tenure options desired:

We would love to create a long-term lease that would give us stability in our farm plans. We'd prefer to keep our business separate from any of the landowner's activities.

Additional Information

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

Maybe

Experience & education:

Farm management, Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship