Sid Silverman

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Full time

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Seeking land in the Hudson valley, ideally mid Hudson area, to farm organic diversified vegetables.  

Description of marketing method:

Initial diversified distribution in CSA, wholesale, & restaurants. Long-term market goals target farm-to-school pipeline. 

 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Southeast, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster

Desired acreage:

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

Infrastructure required:

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

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits

Primary Livestock:

Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

Animal husbandry limited to small-scale layer operation

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Sale

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, Farm management, Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship

Experience description:

Over the last 7 years, I managed multiple ecological agriculture apprenticeship programs for young adults, while my partner devoted herself to market garden-scale diversified veg production.