Nancy Mahoney

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Part time

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

  • I currently work on a farm with organic and biodynamic practices.
  • I live in a religious community at the farm and my house in W. Nyack is under contract.
  • My son-in-law who is in his late 30's is also joining me in farming on a part time basis at first and later full-time. He has worked a growing season with Common Ground Farm. 
    we hope to grow berries, vegetables, beef cattle, chickens and pigs. 
    I have been breeding Alpine dairy goats, milking, making cheese and caring for the goats here at Bluestone Farm and Living Arts Center in Brewster, NY as well as co-leading a 4-H group "Kidding Around ".

Description of marketing method:

Farmers markets. On sight. CSA's

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Southeast, Orange

Desired acreage:

21-50

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

Goat housing, run in sheds. Ideally milk house. Hay storage.

 

 

Description of farm equipment required:

Tractor with attachments for plowing, digging, pounding in fence posts.Hoophouses.

Hay baler and wagon. 

Description of water access required:

Frost free water hydrants. Good drinking water. Ponds would be good.

Description of fencing required:

Goats require good fencing. Cattle panels. At least a good perimeter fence and crop growing fences to keep deer and goats out.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Hay, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

Alpine dairy goats presently. We also have laying hens.Raising beef cattle, family cow, pigs.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Sale

Additional Information

Experience & education:

Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship

Experience description:

Raising and milking dairy goats since 2011. Son-in-law worked a full growing season at Common Ground Farm, planting, weeding, harvesting, micro greens, farmers markets.