Gina Napolitano

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

2-5

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Currently lease 2 acres with the requirement for organic, sustainable practices which we would like to continue. We have an active CSA and we are the main farmer at two well established farmers markets on Long Island, one in Nassau County and one in Suffolk County. We grow various produce with an emphasis on asian and italian varieties.

Description of marketing method:

We have a professionally designed website and strong social media presence.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Long Island
    • Nassau
    • Queens
    • Suffolk
  • New York City
    • Bronx
    • Kings (Brooklyn)
    • New York (Manhattan)
    • Richmond (Staten Island)

Desired acreage:

1-5

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of infrastructure:

The infrastructure that I checked off is more of a desire than an actual requirement. Currently we live off property and it's a challenge, we would prefer to live on property and the more established infrastructure the better as it would be a smoother transition from our current farm. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits

Description of livestock/crops:

we are a market farmer so we grow a wide variety of produce to insure that our customers have one stop shopping at our stand.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

We would prefer to lease however if the price is right we would buy.

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

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

Experience description:

Worked on various farms for a few years and attended NYC Grow's Farmer Training program. Currently own our own farm business since 2017, The Napolitano Family Farm.