Amanda Kingsley

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Im the owner and manager of a sustainable flower company called Allora Farm and Flowers. I farm cut flowers, edible flowers, herbs and speciality vegetables for award-winning restaurants in the city, wholesale accounts and florists. I also grow out research trials for Cornell and UVM.

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Dutchess

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Farm equipment, Water access

Description of water access required:

I'm looking to grow on 1/4 of an acre and that has water access, is ready to be cultivated on and has has a tractor or BCS so I can make beds. Ideally, a walk-in cooler on site as well but thats not necessary. Housing would be optimal as well. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Other Crops

Description of livestock/crops:

Cut flowers, edible flowers, herbs and speciality vegetables 

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership

Description of tenure options desired:

I'd love to be somewhere with a short-term, non-binding lease agreement but am also looking to settle somewhere so if it's a good fit, I would love the potential of a long-term agreement.

Additional Information

Experience description:

I've worked for two years large-scale vegetable production farms that grow 200+ varieties of vegetables, I've worked as a flower apprentice for two years at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, I've grown speciality crops for UVM and I've worked as an apprentice at a 40 acre vegetable farm in Kingston called Alewife.