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First:

Todd

Last:

Gustafson

Co-Applicant / Spouse:

Emma Smith

Phone:

(847) 254-8624

Email:

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Past and present farming experience:

I have been farming for the past 7 years with a primary focus on organic diversified vegetable production. I also have experience raising chickens (broilers and layers), meat goats, and beekeeping. I am going on my third year as the Farm Manager for a 6 acre intensive vegetable farm in Northern New Jersey. Previously I was the Assistant Manager for Radical Root Farm, outside of Chicago, Illinois and have worked for a handful of other farms. I am looking to take my experience to the next level by acquiring my own land and starting a farming venture.

Types of enterprises considered:
  • Flowers
  • Greenhouse
  • Herbs
  • Poultry
  • Vegetables

Total Acres Desired:

10+

Organic:
  • Doesn't matter

Arrangement(s) considered
  • Standard Sale
  • Owner-Financed Sale
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale

I am interested in farms with Conservation Easements:
  • Maybe (Please send me information)

Here is a summary of the vision for my farming future and/or business plan:

I plan to farm 5 acres of intensive diversified organic vegetables, raise layer hens and keep bees and sell primarily to restaurants and at local markets. I will be using LEAN farming methods and those similar to that of Jean-Martin Fortier in the Market Gardener. It is my vision to have a farm that produces the highest quality produce with as little waste as possible, in both labor and product. My hope is to be in the Portland/New Brunswick area.