Donna Mullen

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

10+

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Free-range, pastured livestock and poultry.

Description of marketing method:

Was an founding vendor at Troy Waterfront Farmers Market for 8 years. "Retired" from market but have established loyal client base.

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Adirondack Region
    • Clinton
    • Essex
    • Franklin
    • Hamilton
    • Warren
  • Capital Area
    • Albany
    • Fulton
    • Montgomery
    • Rensselaer
    • Saratoga
    • Schenectady
    • Schoharie
    • Washington
  • Central
    • Chenango
    • Cortland
    • Herkimer
    • 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
  • Southern Tier
    • Allegany
    • Broome
    • Chemung
    • Steuben
    • Tioga

Desired acreage:

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

Infrastructure required:

Water access, Electrical Access

Description of infrastructure:

On-site housing would be optimal as well as barn or other infrastructure. Good quality grazing and water are the most important features.

Description of water access required:

Year-round water access.

Crops and Livestock

Primary Livestock:

Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Other livestock

Description of livestock/crops:

Well established flock of sheep (50-ish adult head), chickens, ducks, turkeys, peacocks. I have also raised goats, pigs, and cattle in the past and kept bees. Gardening: small organic vegetables

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

Open to all options

Additional Information

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

Unsure

Experience & education:

Farm owner, On farm work experience, Farmer training or workshop

Experience description:

Shepherdess since '80's. I have raised sheep, goats, poultry, pigs, cattle and kept bees. Small-scale organic vegetable production and have worked for a commercial greenhouse. Am skilled at butchery and culinary. I also participated in fiber arts such as spinning and weaving.