Farming Status and Plans
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I have experience in berry, vegetable and poultry farming. I plan on farming organic, heirloom vegetable and free-range poultry for sale to the community.
Description of marketing method:
We will market through networking, social media, agro-tourism and farmers markets and other events.
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
- Hudson Valley
Desired acreage:1-5, 6-10, 11-20, 21-50
Infrastructure required:Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access
Description of buildings required:
Barns and Outbuildings are not required but would be great. Otherwise, we will secure funding to build one.
Description of water access required:
We require access to either well water or town water. Spigots should be located on the farm for easy access.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Hay
Primary Livestock:Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry
Description of livestock/crops:
We are planning to raise 200 broilers int he first year -and planning to raise our production in our second and third year of operation. We also would like to raise a small stock of pasture pigs and goats for meat production.
Tenure options desired:For Sale
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:Formal agricultural education, Farmer training or workshop
I grew up working my grand father's land and currently grow food in urban spaces. I have had immersion experiences at Soul Fire Farm and work with Black Joy Farm in the Bronx. I am also learning through the Cornell Small Farms Program and have taken courses on berry farming, pasture pigs, mushroom cultivation and farm financial planning.