Farming Status and Plans
Years actively farming:Less than 2
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
My partner, Paul, and I are looking for land to start a small permaculture farm and homestead. We're mostly interested in leading a more self-sufficient lifestyle (especially in the first few years), with plans to set up an edible plant nursery to provide additional income.
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
- Capital Area
- Finger Lakes
- Hudson Valley
Desired acreage:6-10, 11-20, 21-50, 51-100
Description of infrastructure:
We're flexible as far as infrastructure is concered, although we'd prefer a parcel with water and electrical ready to go.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals, Hay, Other Crops
Primary Livestock:Goats/Sheep, Poultry
Description of livestock/crops:
We're looking to grow the majority of the produce we eat by utilizing a combination of organic raised beds and a larger forest garden system. We'd like to keep ducks and chickens for pest-management, fertilization, and meat and eggs, as well as sheep or goats down the line.
Tenure options desired:For Sale
Description of tenure options desired:
We're only looking to purchase land at this time.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Unsure
Experience & education:Farmer training or workshop
In addition to more concrete experience through WWOOF, we've maintained raised bed and in-ground vegetable gardens at our suburban home for the last two years, and I will be taking classes through Cornell's Small Farms Program during the Fall and Winter of 2020..