Farming Status and Plans
Years actively farming:2-5
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
We started implementing permaculture practices in our small farm.
Description of marketing method:
We will use primarily social media and local publications to get the word out. I have successfully ran many Facebook advertisement campaigns for my small costume jewelry online store.
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
- Hudson Valley
Desired acreage:1-5, 6-10
Infrastructure required:Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access, Fencing, Electrical Access
Description of infrastructure:
Water access is the top priority. I'm very handy with solar power, solar could power a lot of the DC irrigation equipment.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Ornamentals, Other Crops
Description of livestock/crops:
In spring of 2020, we built a Joel Salatin type chicken tractor and raised and bucthered 25 broilers. We also started doing some fruit tree grafting as well.
Tenure options desired:For Lease, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
We are looking for a lease to own option primarily. But we are open to other options.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:Farm owner, On farm work experience
We started farming in spring of 2019, growing food for our family first and selling the surplus to friends and family. We raised 25 broilers in 2020 to see if we like the idea, and so far it was a great experience. We also have some laying hens as well.