Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Full time
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
We had our own organic farming business (CSA and market) in Illinois for a little over 10 years on rented land. Our last year farming on the property, a lease was offered to us by them, one which we felt was unsustainable for our business. We declined signing that lease and decided to look for a more permanent, stable farm for us to be at. We decided on New York since it is close to family and we have a lot of good friends in the state. Our still-active business website is www.radicalrootfarm.com for more information about us.
Description of marketing method:
We had done plenty of social media advertising, as well as word-of-mouth and making connections in our last business.
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
Preferred location:Eastern, Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Washington, Southeast, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester
Desired acreage:1-5, 6-10, 11-20, 21-50
Infrastructure required:Water access
Description of water access required:
Good well preferred.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits
Primary Livestock:Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Goats/Sheep, Poultry, Other livestock
Description of livestock/crops:
Ducks for eggs and meat, possibly.
Tenure options desired:Farm Management, Partnership, For Sale
Description of tenure options desired:
We are hoping to buy a property. (Purchase or lease-to-own, etc.)
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Maybe
Experience & education:Formal agricultural education, Farm owner, Farm management, Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship
Before running our own farm, we had interned, worked and managed farms. We have an educational background in organic growing, permaculture and medicinal herb growing.