Farming Status and Plans
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
Ardith Mae Farm is a small Animal Welfare Approved goat dairy specializing in humanely raised animals and the products. We currently lease 20 acres, a barn and a cheese facility, which we added to the existing barn. We are looking for 20 acres, wooded or pasture and outbuildings to accommodate a small herd of 45 goats, a milking parlor and milk room. We are a closed, tested and disease free herd.
Description of marketing method:
We sell at the Hudson Farmers Market and the markets in NYC
- Hudson Valley
Infrastructure required:Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access, Fencing, Electrical Access
Description of buildings required:
Building/barn large enough to accommodate 45 goats with water and electric. It would be helpful if it was large enough to add a milking parlor and milk room.
Description of water access required:
Water to barn necessary.
Description of fencing required:
High tensile, but can put in our own fencing
Crops and Livestock
Description of livestock/crops:
Goats and a small garden
Tenure options desired:For Lease, For Sale
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Unsure
Experience & education:Farm owner, On farm work experience, Farm internship/apprenticeship, Farmer training or workshop
I have been farming for 16 years and have been the owner and operator of Ardith Mae Farm for 14