Ellen Poggi

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Full time

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

We currently operate a small farm in Columbia County growing sustainable vegetables, fruit and flowers for farmers markets and CSA. We are looking to purchase a larger farm with more existing infrastructure to expand beyond our current 3.5 acres of production. 

Description of marketing method:

We primarily sell our produce at Farmers Markets and operate a small CSA program. 

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Eastern, Southeast

Desired acreage:

11-20, 21-50

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access

Description of buildings required:

Housing is required

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Other Crops

Description of livestock/crops:

Sustainibly grown vegetables, fruit, and speciaty cut flowers. 

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

Ellen and her partner are looking to buy a larger property to move thier current farm to, but they also are considering leasing land nearby thier property to grow more on. 

Additional Information

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