Tara Tomlinson

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

After much consideration, we are looking to make a big change and we would love the opportunity to learn about farming. We currently live in Florida and we are planning a move to New England in June 2020. We would like to rent a home/loft/studio/guesthouse on property which we would also work on. I am a freelance photographer of ten years, and my husband assists me on a very part time basis but has most of his days free. We are 40 and 35 and have a 7 year old son (who has no behavioral issues). My husband would be available pretty much as needed (full time, part time, etc) and I would be available part time. We are very quick learners and hard workers. This does not need to be a paid employment situation, nor are we looking for free lodging. We just want to rent a home and learn to farm. We are looking for a hopefully long term situation, but we are flexible to your needs and would also be interested in something more permanent if the opportunity arises in the future. We are a blank slate as far as farming goes and eager to learn and help. I can also offer professional photography and social media management , which could be very helpful, depending on the situation. We are very aware of the weather differences between there and Florida and we are very much okay with that and looking forward to it. We are ready for this new chapter and so hopeful to find the right partnership to begin our journey! 

Description of marketing method:

I can provide high quality professional photography and social media management as well as website creation/management depending on the platform. 

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Adirondack Region
    • Clinton
    • Essex
    • Franklin
    • Hamilton
    • Herkimer
    • Warren
  • Capital Area
    • Albany
    • Fulton
    • Montgomery
    • Rensselaer
    • Saratoga
    • Schenectady
    • Schoharie
    • Washington
  • Central
    • Chenango
    • Cortland
    • Madison
    • Oneida
    • Onondaga
    • Oswego
    • Otsego
  • Finger Lakes
    • Cayuga
    • Livingston
    • Monroe
    • Ontario
    • Seneca
    • Schuyler
    • Tompkins
    • Wayne
    • Yates
  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Delaware
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster
    • Westchester
  • Long Island
    • Nassau
    • Queens
    • Suffolk
  • New York City
    • Bronx
    • Kings (Brooklyn)
    • New York (Manhattan)
    • Richmond (Staten Island)
  • Saint Lawrence Seaway Region
    • Jefferson
    • Lewis
    • Saint Lawrence
  • Southern Tier
    • Allegany
    • Broome
    • Chemung
    • Steuben
    • Tioga
  • Western
    • Cattaraugus
    • Chautauqua
    • Erie
    • Genesee
    • Niagara
    • Orleans
    • Wyoming

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10, 11-20, 21-50, 51-100, >100

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing

Description of infrastructure:

We would need on site housing for 3. Can be small. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals, Hay, Other Crops

Description of livestock/crops:

We would be happy to work with chickens, horses, etc, but we prefer not to dairy farm.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

We would like to live on the property and learn from you. Have a vested interest in learning to farm, but not ready to have our own place/farm. We are not looking for free lodging, we are looking to lease. 

Additional Information

Experience description:

We want to learn, we have no experience.