Jared Lodholm

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Not currently farming

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I would like to grow foods, herbs, and animals with positive practices, no chemical pesticides or growth enhancement. I want everything to be of the highest quality as I am also a chef. I have an outlet for certain products that grow happily in this region. I also would love to be able to eventually build a restaurant on the land that would serve only the products grown/raised on the farm.

Description of marketing method:

I will be starting and maintain relationships with chefs from fine dining establishments looking for the best in quality and local foods. May even be able to expand to markets in other parts of New England.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Saratoga, Eastern

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10, 11-20, 21-50, 51-100, >100

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

Everything would be amazing but really the absolute bare bones needs are land, water, and good soil. I can rent or pay someone to till the land and the rest of the work can be done the old fashioned way. I want to grow high value specialized crops that will be directly sold to fine dining restaurants here in Saratoga. The crops may even be grown with specific instructions from each restaurant

Description of farm equipment required:

Some way to til the soil and move around water or sprinklers.

Description of water access required:

Good water that is free of toxins and bacteria

Description of fencing required:

Could use fencing already there or install new if need be

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Ornamentals, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Equine, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Other livestock

Description of livestock/crops:

All organic fetrilizers and foods for animals. high quality hierloom seeds and stock. Rare edible herbs, mushrooms, veggies and fruits. Want to have a diary as well for all dairy products.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

Shared profits after costs are paid for

Additional Information

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

Maybe

Experience & education:

Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship

Experience description:

I have been growing plants with my family since I could talk. I love working with the earth and seeing pristine rows of healthy plants. I worked at a commercial farm in California and have always grown up with a garden. I have the drive to make a dream into a reality. I know that I like growing plants and I love cooking food. I'm not so sure about killing animals myself but I think I should learn to do it of I'm going to eat meat. I don't think it will be fun but not everything in life is yet we must trudge on and learn new ways of life. I already am a chef at a nice restaurant and I have been told that I could sell vegatbles to them. I truly want my own place nothing crazy but a place that serves food fresh from the garden and animals that great up on the farm. And for desert, ice cream made from dairy also produced on the farm.