Farmer Profile for Chuck Warnimont

Experience

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience:

I have spent several years running a small market garden, a year running a CSA, and tending small animals. Looking to expand my operation to grow more vegetables, fruits, berries, etc.

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?:

Vegetables

What other enterprises are you considering?:

Apple/Fruit
Berries
Flowers
Greenhouse
Herbs
Maple Sugaring
Mushrooms

The Land

Total Acres Desired:

10.0

Tillable Acres:

2.0

Forested Acres:

8.0

Organic:

No

Infrastructure

Farmhouse Needed:

No

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure Arrangement Considered:

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

Business Plan/Goals

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

My business plan can vary based on what kind of land I find. For a short/ long term lease arrangement I would focus on vegetables, possibly some strawberries, and short term crops. I have hoophouses and would build those on site to allow for some season extension. When I am able to purchase land my focus is to add more fruits, berries, and perennial crops, vegetables, egg layers, and possibly four season gardening. I'm very open to exploring all options. Currently working a full time off farm job to continue saving towards my farm.