- Columbia County
- Greene County
- Tioga County
- Tompkins County
Emerging farmer: 2 years or more of on farm work experience
Not currently farming
Primary reason for farming
Farm will generate a portion of my income
Farming status, plans, and practices
We are currently looking to grow a variety of berries for a potential you-pick operation, biodynamic practices with an orchard, including a variety of livestock.
Farm Experience & Education
- Farm internship/apprenticeship
- Farmer training or workshop
- Formal agricultural education
- On farm work experience
Eleanore has a degree in agro-ecology and has attended many workshops concerning biodynamics and sustainable agriculture. She has worked on many farms and was a landscape gardener for many years.
Aleister is a certified building biologist with a special interest in natural building, the effects of electromagnetic fields on insects, plants, and dairy production, as well as electroculture. He's helped restore property in Willseyville, NY through earthworks, bushhogging, tilling, constructing, and planting.
Farming Plans and Practices
Farming method or practice
- Organic (not certified)
Blueberries and other varieties, cattle for beef and some dairy for personal use. Pigs and poultry, eggs, and honey.
Aleister has an MBA. Farmers' markets, farm stand, selling halves/quarters for meat, you-pick berries.
Farm business plan or farm resume
Housing for family, including several bedrooms for parents and children. Second tiny home or room to build in-law apartment. Barn for livestock. Water for small hydroelectric generation and/or well. Fencing.
Direct sale or rent-to-own.