Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Full time
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I am currently managing a 3 acre CSA farm located on a NY State Park. My plan is to find a place to relocate my family and live a good life. I would like to start or manage an operation the supplys a CSA to the surrounding local community and supplys local chefs with fresh produce. A place where I can have community events, educate kids and the local community about how they can grow a garden of their own. My partner is a yoga teacher and we hold yoga retreats together Upstate. I grow and cook all the food while she teaches the classes. They have been super successful for us! Ultimately our goal is to have a place where we can have the best of both worlds. A farm that offers yoga retreats and education. I practice no till and permaculture methods of farming that preserves soil structure and creates a balanced ecosystem. I would like to have chickens or ducks and possibly a heard of goats. In the future I will venture into cultivating log grown mushrooms.
Preferred location:Eastern, Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Washington, Southeast, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester
Desired acreage:1-5, 6-10, 11-20
Infrastructure required:Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Farm equipment, Water access, Fencing, Electrical Access
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Other Crops
Tenure options desired:Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement
Experience & education:Farm management, Farm employee
I've farmed organically on Long Island for 6 years now. I started by transforming my parents once barren backyard into a full-scale market garden growing hundreds of pounds of food for my family. The farm I use to work on is 18 acres, providing vegetables to over 250 CSA members and local restaurants. Now I am currently managing a 3 acre CSA farm that is located on a NY State Park called The Bayard Cutting Arboretum. I would like to relocate upstate and I am open to leasing, owning or managing.