Kat Bagley, Founder of Galactic Fungi

Organic medicinal/culinary fungi LLC seeking land for our 2 self-sustaining and solar-powered mushroom cultivation containers that are both 48ft long x 8.5 ft wide. We need access to flat, dry land for this project. Road frontage great,not necessary.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Hudson Valley
  • Dutchess County
  • Ulster County
  • Sullivan County
  • Orange County
  • Putnam County
  • Westchester County
  • Rockland County

Desired acreage

  • 5 or fewer

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

Galactic Fungi is a NY state registered ag business. We do not cultivate ANY psychedelic fungi. Our primary crop consists of lion's mane, a variety of oyster, king trumpet, reishi, shiitake and cordyceps mushrooms for medicinal and culinary purposes. All grown 100% organic and we follow regenerative, soil building practices when it comes to outdoor cultivation. We use our best practices and knowledge to boost the indigenous microbiome with patented organic liquid microbial + water soluble humic and fulvic acid compounds and educate other farmers on these practices. We are still seeking more experience with animal husbandry as an essential part of regenerative farming. 

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farm internship/apprenticeship
  • Farm owner
  • Farmer training or workshop
  • Farm manager
  • On farm work experience

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Biodynamic
  • Organic (not certified)
  • Regenerative/Sustainable

Primary crops

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  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline of a flower Flowers or Ornamentals
  • black outline other crops icon Other Crops

Primary livestock

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

We do not currently tend our own livestock. We used to have chickens, goats, pigs and bees in SW Colorado. 

Farm business plan or farm resume

I have a business plan

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • No infrastructure

We do not require anything be in place already, but electric and water access would be great. We are prepared to pay for this improvement if necessary. Our only requirement is a dry, flat 80' x 80' minimum area to place containers and space to park when working.

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Lease
  • For Sale
  • Business Partnership
  • Farm Management
  • Cooperative Model
  • Other Tenure Agreement

Our ideal situation is a cooperative, relational agreement where other people who may be present or not, still align with regenerative and relational agriculture.

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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