Heather Aran

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I have 10 years of horticultural experience and a degree in Environmental Planning and Design from Rutgers University.  I am currently working as an apprentice for Laughing Earth Farm.  My goal is to own and manage a 20-50 acre farm (10 acres in cultivation), growing and selling cut flowers, vegetables, and fruit.

Description of marketing method:

I prefer to sell predominately onsite through a CSA, farmstand and you pick operation.  Additional sales will be made through local wholesale customers and potential a farm market.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Southeast
    • Columbia
    • Greene
    • Ulster

Desired acreage:


Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Water access, Electrical Access

Description of water access required:

A pond, creek or well for irrigating crops.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Ornamentals

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Sale

Additional Information

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


Experience & education:

Farmer training or workshop