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
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
Tenure options desired:For Sale
Description of tenure options desired:
We are only looking to purchase land and/or a farm.
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
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.