JJ Mack

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

10+

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

We are a small-farm family currently located in Eugene OR with over a decade of experience with sustainable agriculture and the organic food movement. We most recently owned and operated Birdcall Farm just outside of Eugene, on which we grew certified organic flowers for wholesale and retail sale and certified organic vegetable seed on contract; we were forced to close this business at the end of 2019 when our landlord decided to sell the property and have been seeking new ground ever since. Due to the difficulties with access to farmland for young farmers on the West Coast, we are looking to return to my home state of New York in pursuit of our farm dream.

Description of marketing method:

Variable depending on land type and location

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Central
    • Chenango
    • Cortland
    • Herkimer
    • Madison
    • Oneida
    • Onondaga
    • Oswego
    • Otsego
  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Delaware
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster
    • Westchester
  • Long Island
    • Nassau
    • Queens
    • Suffolk
  • New York City
    • Bronx
    • Kings (Brooklyn)
    • New York (Manhattan)
    • Richmond (Staten Island)
  • Southern Tier
    • Allegany
    • Broome
    • Chemung
    • Steuben
    • Tioga
  • Western
    • Cattaraugus
    • Chautauqua
    • Erie
    • Genesee
    • Niagara
    • Orleans
    • Wyoming

Desired acreage:

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

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access, Electrical Access

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Other Crops

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

Lease-to-own, other situations which end in full farm ownership.

Additional Information

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