Josh Spiro

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Full time

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Organic no till practices.  Small scale farming.  Market garden plan with direct to consumer sales and local restaurant clients.  Have started a small scale market garden this year focusing on lettuce and other specialty greens as well as other desirable crops for market sales.  Highly motivated. Well educated in plant growth, effieciency, and maximizing square foot production.   

Description of marketing method:

Farmers market, direct to consumer, direct to restaurants 

 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Southeast, Ulster

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10

Infrastructure required:

Water access

Description of water access required:

Will be in need of well or pond for irrigation purposes. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables

Description of livestock/crops:

Lettuce, greens, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, radishes, ginger

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

Interested in leasing land.  Potential purchase or lease to purchase

Additional Information

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

No

Experience & education:

Farm owner, Farm management

Experience description:

Long time farming experience. Most recently started small market garden in the Hurley area focusing on lettuce/greens production. Organic practices. No till. We sell direct to consumer and have a list of local restaurants who purchase regularly/weekly