Farmer Profile for Lily Kunning

Experience

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience:

Homesteading for family and extended comunity, plus medicinal herb farming for commerce.

Are you currently farming?:

No

Are you interested in connecting with other farmers to explore collocation or collaborative farm ideas?:

Yes

Enterprises

What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?:

Herbs

What other enterprises are you considering?:

Apple/Fruit
Berries
Goats
Herbs
Livestock
Mushrooms
Poultry
Woodlot

The Land

Total Acres Desired:

10.0

Tillable Acres:

5.0

Forested Acres:

2.0

Acres in Pasture:

1.0

Organic:

Yes

Infrastructure

Farm Structures Needed:

Barn(s)
Greenhouses
Other Housing
Shop
Storage

Farmhouse Needed:

Yes

Equipment Needed:

We are open to building or repairing outbuildings. Ideally, we would like to end up with livestock barn, chicken coops, tool shed, commercial kitchen, and gathering space for teaching classes.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure Arrangement Considered:

Lease with Option to Buy
Long-Term Lease
Owner-Financed Sale
Partnership
Standard Sale
Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assets)

Maximum sale price you are willing/able to pay:

$0

Maximum monthly rent you are willing/able to pay:

$1,000

Business Plan/Goals

Do you have a business plan? Please write an informative description of your vision & goals for your farming future.:

Yes, we made a business plan as part of Rural Action's program last year. We hope for a minimum of 10 acres, but could use more. We plan on growing food and medicine, teaching classes on site, selling herbs to a local apothecary (we already have an agreement), building a commercial kitchen for value added products and to rent to same local apothecary.