Five Flowers Farm

Seeking land/ small farm in Erie/ Niagara County to start cut flower farm with veggies/ fruits/ eggs and possibly bees.
Would like 2-3 quansett/ hoop houses, and plenty of room for row crops.
Will need access to water and electricity.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Western
  • Erie County
  • Niagara County

Desired acreage

  • 5 or fewer
  • 6-10

Farming Status

Aspiring farmer: 1 year or less of farming experience

Not currently farming

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate a portion of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

I plan to row crop and to use landscape fabric/ plastic. I'd like to use 5 foot rows, with some 4 foot rows. 
I plan to use hoop houses to start and grow seeds to transplant, with some direct seeding. 

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farmer training or workshop
  • On farm work experience

Currently taking the Beginning Farming class through the Cornell cooperative extension of Niagara County.

This class requires volunteer hours, and so far I have volunteered at McCollum Orchards, Greg’s U-pick, Lavocat's, and Goody Girl Flower Farm.

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Organic (not certified)
  • Regenerative/Sustainable

Primary crops

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline of a flower Flowers or Ornamentals

Primary livestock

  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
  • Black outline of a bee Bees

I would eventually like to have several goats, several chickens to lay, and possibly bees. 

Marketing Method

I plan to start by identifying needs in the local market. 
I plan to use social media to promote past bouquets and experiences.

I also have a podcast. 
Eventually I would like to hold classes, such as building bouquets.

Farm business plan or farm resume

My business plan or farm resume is in progress

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline barn icon Barns - Equipment Storage
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Family housing is preferred, at least 3 bedrooms. 
If no housing is available, that is okay.
A barn or shed would be preferred in order to store equipment, and a space in the barn or s separate smaller building would be ideal for classes.

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Lease
  • For Sale
  • Cooperative Model

I am looking to buy, but leasing for several years is an option also. 
A cooperative agreement would be fine as well.

Estimated price range for a lease or a purchase of a farm property


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