- Dutchess County
- Putnam County
- Westchester County
- Rockland County
- 5 or fewer
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
Currently only able to grow food in about 1000ft2 at my home, but using organic practices and improving my soil with compost I've drastically increased my yields in the last five years.
I prefer to use organic methods of farming like no till, top layering with compost, beneficial insects for IPM, and anything else I can do to encourage an active healthy ecosystem.
After two seasons working with another grower to manage a one acre production farm for a large family I'm confident I have the skills and experience to operate a market garden of that size on my own, and with 4 years of retail experience I'm also confident that I'll be able to navigate that side of the business as well.
Farm Experience & Education
- Farm internship/apprenticeship
- Farmer training or workshop
- On farm work experience
I've also taken several classes at Westchester Community College on native plants and landscaping to encourage a healthy environment, and a college credit for Horticulture for a class I took at University of The Fraser Valley in Abbotsford BC, Canada.
Farming Plans and Practices
Farming method or practice
- Organic (not certified)
Fruits and Vegetables
Retail to farmers markets in the Westchester area, focusing on cleanliness and packaging to provide an appealing product to customers
Farm business plan or farm resume
I will need water and electricity, and fencing if possible
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