I am an organic grower with 8 years of experience working on farms ranging from 1 to 10 acres. I am a West Virginia native and have farmed here, upstate New York, New Orleans, and places in between.
I am looking to start a small market garden on 1/2 to 2 acres. I prefer to use low till methods, crop rotation and cover cropping. I want to grow diversified vegetables, perennials, medicinal herbs, and possibly CBD hemp.
I would need access to a shed/barn and possibly equipment (I have a lot of tractor and machinery experience). My long-term vision is to offer a sliding scale CSA or farm market to low-income families in Appalachia.
Other things about me. I’m 29, I have a 12-year-old dog named Gnar, and I currently work at an environmental education center in Berkeley Springs WV.
Looking For Arrangement Type:
Lease, Lease To Own
Desired Farmer Counties:
Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Fayette, Greene, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Washington, Westmoreland, York
Farmer's Intended Methods:
CSA, Indirect Sales To Cooperatives/Company/Farmers, On Farm Store/Stand, Other Direct Marketing Outlets
Looking For Farms With Acreage:
Marketing Plan: Yes
Years of Experience: 8
Agricultural Apprenticeship Program Details:
I have worked on 5+ farms, full seasons. From 2015 to 2022
Sky Farm 2015
Common Hands Farm 2016
Ironwood Farm 2017
Sparrowbush Farm 2018-2019
Schmellys Dirt Farm 2020-2022