Stephanie Anderson Collarile

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I am looking to start off with a small opperation with room for growth. I would like to grow specility cut flowers as my focus. I plan to start this semi-part time while i work my marketing job at Fred C. Gloeckner (horticultural distributor), and eventually grow this into my full time job. i want to grow cut flowers for the irvington & tarrytown farmers markets and also for events and weddings ( which i currently do part time but out source alot of my flowers from california ). I would be happy to provide anyone with my buisness plan with more details upon asking for it!

Description of marketing method:

alot of social media marketing, and local farm market exposure

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Dutchess
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Westchester

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Water access, Fencing

Description of water access required:

Hoping to run drip irrigation on timers, with controls from a smart device.

Description of fencing required:

Hoping to keep deer away!

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Other Crops

Description of livestock/crops:

High end cut flowers

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

im currently looking to lease but i am open to other options.

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, On farm work experience, Farm internship/apprenticeship, Farmer training or workshop

Experience description:

AS in Ag Bus. BS in Tropical Horticulture & Plant Tissue Culture.
10+ years work in the industry from ornimental crop production for retail, floriculture, park commission, hort. distributiors, directior of operations for a nursery.