Becky and Joe Fullam

Old Ford Farm was established in 2008. We produce raw milk, veggies, eggs, pork, chicken, and turkey. We are looking for a property that better fits our grass-based dairy. Ideally in New Paltz or nearby. Looking for a property with at least 50 acres.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Ulster County
  • Orange County

Desired acreage

  • 51-100
  • >100

Farming Status

Established farmer: Over 10 years of farm management experience or ownership

Currently farming full-time

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate the majority of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

We started Old Ford Farm in New Paltz, NY in 2008. We produce raw milk, veggies, eggs, pork, chicken, and turkey. We are certified by NY to sell raw milk. Our animals are all raised on pasture, and our veggies are grown organically. See our website for more on what we currently do: www.oldfordfarm.com . We are looking for a new property that better fits the needs of a grass-based dairy. We would like to stay in New Paltz or a surrounding town, and would consider any property with at least 50 acres of open farmland.

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farm internship/apprenticeship
  • Farm owner
  • Farm manager
  • On farm work experience

Becky has worked or apprenticed on various farms. Together, Becky and Joe started Old Ford Farm in 2008 and have been running a successful operation there since.

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Organic (not certified)
  • Regenerative/Sustainable

Primary crops

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables

Primary livestock

  • black outline cow icon Cattle - Beef
  • black outline dairy icon Cattle - Dairy
  • Black outline of a pig Pigs
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry

We grow veggies for a CSA. We currently have 15 dairy cows and sell raw milk out of our farm store. We also raise beef, pigs, meat chickens, turkeys, and laying hens.

Marketing Method

Our milk, eggs, beef, pork, and chicken are sold out of our farm store. Veggies are sold through a CSA and turkeys are sold fresh at Thanksgiving.

Farm business plan or farm resume

I have a business plan

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

We don't require any infrastructure to be currently in place. If there are no existing buildings we would need to build a barn for animal housing and a farm store.

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Lease
  • For Sale
  • Other Tenure Agreement

We are open to a number of different arrangements, as long as long-term security on the land is guaranteed in some way.

Has this farmer received a pre-qualification from a lending institution?

Yes

Will this operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?

Yes

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