Sid Silverman

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Full time

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Seeking land in Ulster County to buy. We want to farm organic diversified vegetables. We only need 3-10 tillable acres, but the total acreage can be up to 50 acres. We would like some woodland and water access. 

Description of marketing method:

Initial diversified distribution in CSA, farmers market 1x/week, and some wholesale, & restaurants. Long-term market goals target farm-to-school pipeline. 

 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Southeast, Ulster

Desired acreage:

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

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

Ideally, there would already be a house, barn, and other functioning farm elements, but this is not necessary. We will be practicing low tillage. 

Description of water access required:

It would be great if there was already a good amount of water from a pond, running river, and/or well. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

Other livestock

Description of livestock/crops:

Animal husbandry limited to a very small-scale layer operation

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

We are only looking to purchase land and/or a farm. 

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.