Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Full time
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
We started Old Ford Farm in New Paltz NY in 2008. We produce raw milk, veggies, eggs, pork, chicken, and turkey. We are certified by NY to sell raw milk. Our animals are all raised on pasture, and our veggies are grown organically. See our website for more on what we currently do: www.oldfordfarm.com We are looking for a new property that better fits the needs of a grass-based dairy. We would like to stay in New Paltz or a surrounding town, and would consider any property with at least 50 acres of open farmland.
Description of marketing method:
Our milk, eggs, pork, and chicken are sold out of our farm store. Veggies are sold through a CSA and turkeys are sold fresh at Thanksgiving.
Does this farmer have a business plan?Yes
Preferred location:Orange, Ulster
Desired acreage:51-100, >100
Crops and Livestock
Primary Livestock:Cattle - Dairy, Pigs, Poultry
Description of livestock/crops:
We grow veggies for a CSA. We currently have 8 dairy cows and sell raw milk out of our farm store. We also raise pigs, meat chickens, turkeys, and laying hens.
Tenure options desired:For Lease, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
We are open to a number of different arrangements, as long as long-term security on the land is guaranteed in some way.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:Farm owner, Farm management, Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship
Becky has worked or apprenticed on various farms. Together, Becky and Joe started Old Ford Farm in 2008 and have been running a successful operation there since.