Madison Baltodano

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

Less than 2

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Hello. I am looking to start a very small-scale farm producing a wide assortment of fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, and dairy products. My aim is to keep everything organic and to sell locally. I have a dream of starting a small farm-based preschool, where young children can get their hands dirty in the garden or learn basic counting while collecting eggs. I also am playing with the idea of a seasonal restaurant based on the farm, or an airbnb farm experience, where farm-to-table cooking really comes to life.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

No

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Orange

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing

Description of infrastructure:

I am looking for 5 to 10 acres, mostly cleared land. I am really looking to purchase something that has living quarters or something where we could build a house to live on the farm.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Dairy, Goats/Sheep, Poultry

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Sale

Additional Information

Experience & education:

Other

Experience description:

I do not have any formal training as a farmer, but I am excited and eager to learn. I have a track record of being able to pick things up and turn them into professions when I want to, and this is something I have been longing to do for quite some time. I attended a Waldorf school that shares property with a biodynamic farm. As a child, we often had field days where we would work on the farm. These were my first experiences on a farm. I have raised chickens and gardens. My most recent undertaking is a large garden space on the black dirt in Orange County.