Liz Fisher

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Not currently farming

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Robert and I are searching for space to house our small herd of dairy goats, and begin our farm business in Connecticut.We just moved to the area due to some family obligations. We ran a state-licensed goat dairy in New York where we made and sold various cheeses and raw goats milk; raised pigs, chickens, and our goats. We are hoping to find a suitable farm to do the same here. Our long-term goals include farm dinners, a market garden, and a micro farm brewery.

Description of marketing method:

We have historically marketed our products via farmers markets, on-farm sales and through local restaurants. We would like to continue with these avenues, though our focus would be on growing on-farm sales. 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Eastern, Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Washington, Southeast, Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester

Desired acreage:

11-20, 21-50, 51-100, >100

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

Must have a building to house our herd of dairy goats. This can be a barn or a run-in shelter. 

Description of water access required:

It would be ideal if there were a convenient way to provide clean, potable water to the goats on the property.

Crops and Livestock

Primary Livestock:

Equine, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

A small herd of dairy goats, seasonal pigs, laying hens and perhaps seasonal meat chickens and turkeys.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

Ideally looking for a property for sale. However, also willing to consider a very stable lease or lease to own option.

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Farm owner, Farm management

Experience description:

Owned and operated New York State licenced goat dairy and pasture-based meat farm.