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
Preferred location:Southeast, Orange
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.
Tenure options desired:For Sale
Experience & education:Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship
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.