Liz Piriczky

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

10+

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

My husband and I started and manage a farm (vegetable, flower, and pasture based livestock operation) and are looking to purchase our own land.  We have each been farming 10 and 12 years, respectively.  We are primarily looking for land that is suitable for vegetable farming and has been following organic growing practices. 

Description of marketing method:

Marketing methods depend on the area.  Our current markets are CSA, farmers markets, and wholesale, which we forsee some sort of combination of those in our own place.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Delaware
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster
    • Westchester

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10, 11-20, 21-50, 51-100

Infrastructure required:

Water access, Electrical Access

Description of infrastructure:

Water and electical access are a must.  The rest would be great, but not required.

Description of water access required:

Well or the ability to pump from a river. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables

Description of livestock/crops:

We are primarily looking for land that is suitable for vegetable production.  We are looking for at least a of couple acres that are open for intensive growing practices.  We would like extra land to put in fruit trees and other perennial crops.  

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

After being on other people's land for so long, we are looking for something to call our own.  Looking for land that is for sale or lease with the option of purchase.

Additional Information

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

Unsure

Experience & education:

On farm work experience, Farm internship/apprenticeship, Farmer training or workshop

Experience description:

We both apprenticed on farms before starting the current farm we are at.  We are going into our 8th season here and have plenty of farm work experience.  We are very active with our state's sustainable ag group, continue to further our education through farmer trainings/workshops.