Joy Thomas

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Currently not farming. I have an all natural pesticide free vegetable and flower gardens. Currently the vegetables are for personal consumption, really want it to do on a bigger scale. Also, have a horse and have cared for other horses in the past. Have raised Chickens and Duck and would love to do that again. Also, rescue abused or high maintance dogs. Raise Sugar Gliders for personal pleasure. 

Description of marketing method:

Have never marketed before but willing to try other ways.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Orange
    • Sullivan

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops

Description of buildings required:

Barn for Horse and other animals. Shed or Barn for storing crops and tools.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

Equine, Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

Willing to grow other crops. Also, willing to care or raise other livestock.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Farm internship/apprenticeship, Farmer training or workshop

Experience description:

I have worked on a farm for a few years. Raised my own chickens and ducks. I grow my own vegetables and flower gardens. My fiance grew up on a dairy farm. My daughter in law to be, has raised horses and chickens. She also owns a horse as well.