- Capital Region
- Hudson Valley
- Finger Lakes
Beginning farmer: 10 years or less of experience managing a farm business
Not currently farming
Primary reason for farming
Farm will generate a portion of my income
Farming status, plans, and practices
I am the former proprieter of Root Down Farm in Simsbury, CT, a small no-tractor, no-till organic vegetable and flower farm that supplied a 50-member CSA, farmers markets and wholesale accounts in the Hartford area. Currently I am seeking a long-term land tenure arrangement in eastern NY State, southern Vermont of Western Massachusetts. I am open to a straight sale, long-term lease or possible business partnership. I am looking to dig in for the long term and it's important to me to live on the land that I farm. I am committed to organic and sustainable practices, regenerative agriculture, and creating a beautiful, sustainable, and vital community resource that will feed and nourish animals, plans and humans for generations to come.
Farm Experience & Education
- Farm internship/apprenticeship
- Farm owner
- Farmer training or workshop
- Formal agricultural education
- Farm manager
I have had the great privelege and living and working on some beatiful farms in my early 30s. I also have a certificate in ecological horticulture from UC Santa Cruz. And for four years (2014-2018) ran my own operation, Root Down Farm, in central Connecticut.
Farming Plans and Practices
Farming method or practice
- Organic (certified)
In the past, we grew about 30-40 vegetable crops for CSA and a wide selection of annual flowers.
In the past, I have sold through CSA, farmers market and wholesale accounts. At present, I don't have a specific vision of how I want to market my produce. I'm open to various possibilities.
Farm business plan or farm resume
Housing and bars for storage are crucial. Surface water is highly preferred. Greenhouse/hoophouse also crucial, but can be erected if it's not already present.
Open to various options. But stable, dependable land tenure is vital.