Farmer Profile for Fabio Ritmo

Co-Applicant / Spouse Name

Christine Ritmo

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience

Fabio: Worked as a farm hand at Fox Creek Farm in Wright, NY for a summer in 2010. In 2015 worked as an Intern for 10 months at Pleasant Valley Farm in Argyle, NY Christine: Worked as an intern for four months at Pleasant Valley Farm in 2015

Are you currently farming?

Yes

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

Yes

Counties being considered

Addison
Bennington
Chittenden
Rutland
Washington
Windham
Windsor

What types of enterprises are you considering?

Apple/Fruit
Berries
Flowers
Goats
Greenhouse
Herbs
Row Crops
Sheep
Vegetables

Total Acres Desired

20.0

Tillable Acres

5.0

Forested Acres

5.0

Acres in Pasture

10.0

Organic

Yes

Farmhouse Needed

Yes

Equipment Needed

No equipment required anything that would be available would be a plus. Housing is also not necessary, but would be preferred.

Which of the following arrangements are you considering?

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

Are you interested in conserved farms?

Yes