Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Full time
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I ran a small vegetable farm on leased land for five years. Recently, I've been working on other farms while looking for land. Last year, the Vermont Land Trust chose my proposal to purchase land. Because that fell through, I'm still searching. Ideally, I find something to purchase but am open to oppurtunities.
Description of marketing method:
Direct marketing through CSA and farmers' markets. Perhaps local wholesale.
Does this farmer have a business plan?Yes
Preferred location:Eastern, Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Washington, Southeast, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester
Desired acreage:21-50, 51-100
Infrastructure required:Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access, Electrical Access
Description of buildings required:
Some rooved space would be needed. A greenhouse would be a huge plus.
Description of water access required:
Water from a spring or well would be needed to wash and cool produce plus water . Irrigation water would ideally come from the same source.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits
Description of livestock/crops:
Mixed vegetables. Berries. Perrenials added over time.
Tenure options desired:Farm Management, For Sale
Description of tenure options desired:
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:Farm management, Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship
I started out apprenticing, then working on farms. For five seasons, I rented land and managed a small veggie operation. Since then, I've managed fields, crews, and greenhouses at other farms.