Tim D.

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Not currently farming

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I am a beginner with big ideas and goals. I enjoy beekeeping and farming chickens, and would love to scale up my backyard operation into something with some teeth. Ideally, this would lead into niche restaraunt supply and other direct customer sales from farmer's markets.

Description of marketing method:

Not yet required due to small scale. Word of mouth has consistently sold all of my produced goods. I have numerous connections to the restaurant industry with access to some high-end NY and Boston locations.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Southeast, Orange, Rockland

Desired acreage:

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

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Fruits

Primary Livestock:

Pigs, Poultry, Other livestock

Description of livestock/crops:

Currently my flock is 25 chickens of various breeds, and 6 bee colonies. 

Future plans (if allowed) would include a small number of pigs, sheep, and vermiposting.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

Dependant upon amount of acreage, scale of responsibility, etc. This is better discussed on a case by case basis.

I am not against anyone's right to make a profit from goods/services, but you must also respect mine.

Additional Information

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

Maybe

Experience description:

I am a small scale (backyard) farmer that has approximately 1/2 acre to currently work on. I have had extensive gardening experience in my area, (with modest harvests) and over the past year have expanded into Beekeeping and chickenkeeping.