Cristina van Bladel

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Full time

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Looking for land to create a microfarm paradise while keeping my three horses.

The farm would include beekeeping , some poultry and later maybe some alpacas for the wool , vegetables, herbs and flowers for the market.

My goal is to create paradise for my horses while also making a living using my knowledge of biodynamic farming , ecofriendly horsemanship  and more.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Southeast, Orange

Desired acreage:

11-20

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

I would like to have a large shed which I can convert in a barn with no stalls.

For the past year my horses have been in such a setting and they are very happy.

 

 

 

Description of water access required:

well water easy to access year round

Description of fencing required:

Existing fencing preffered . I will make any neccessary repairs

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Ornamentals, Hay

Primary Livestock:

Equine, Poultry, Other livestock

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease

Description of tenure options desired:

Lease with an option to buy at some point or lease to buy.

Additional Information

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

Maybe

Experience & education:

Farm internship/apprenticeship

Experience description:

I am a furniture designer/maker turned biodynamic farmer , beekeeper and horsewoman.

Bellow some of my education accomplishments:

BA in Industrial and Product Design 1985-1990

Biodynamic Farming -Pfeiffer Institute 2009 -2010

Whole Horse Apprenticeship 2018