Farming Status and Plans
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
My name is Dillon and I am looking to start a small, organic market garden in the spring of 2020. I have been studying the farm practices of Jean-Martin Fortier through his book and online master course and plan on modeling my farm after his. Using a minimal-till permanent beds method, I plan on growing a variety of vegetables to local families and restaurants through the best available marketing streams in that area. (I.E farmers markets, on site stand, local advertising).
Currently, I work full time in construction. I am saving money for the big move in January to start full time farming. I don’t require equipment or financing, Only a bit of land to launch this new and exciting business.
Description of marketing method:
Cannot be full determined until I know my location.
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
- Hudson Valley
Infrastructure required:Water access, Electrical Access
Crops and Livestock
Tenure options desired:For Lease, Other Tenure Agreement
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Unsure
Experience & education:Farm internship/apprenticeship
I worked for a little over a year on a small farm in Tennessee. I have also been an avid backyard gardener since high school.