Co-Applicant / Spouse Name
Jasmine Foster, Amanda Froeschle, Elias Froeschle
Please describe your past and/or present farming experience
Together the four of us have an eclectic mix of backgrounds: three worked as summer hands for a berry + vegetable farm, two have extensive horse experience, and across the lot of us, we have someone with a degree in agriculture, a vegetable gardener, a fermenter seeking value-added product avenues, and more.
Are you currently farming?
Are you interested in connecting with other farmers to explore collocation or collaborative farm ideas?
Counties being considered
What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?
What other enterprises are you considering?
Total Acres Desired
Acres in Pasture
Which of the following arrangements are you considering?
Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a Year or More
Lease with Option to Buy
Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assets)
Have you been qualified by a lending institution? (if applicable)
Are you interested in conserved farms?
Do you have a business plan? Please write an informative description of your vision & goals for your farming future.
We will be adding an expanded plan shortly -- for now: - We would like to establish a long-term -- lifelong, if possible -- homestead on a large property so that we may settle into one location. - We would start with small, profitable crops, primarily microgreens and mushrooms; these ventures would fund infrastructure for further expansion, i.e. greenhouses, goat/sheep barns, etc. - As seasoned horsewomen, we would also look toward building a small equine operation on a portion of the property. This would provide both income from boarding opportunities, and the basis for a composted manure fertilizer process. - As we expand, we would add seasonal crops that would serve as the produce for value-added commodities, starting with fermented goods, and potentially expanding to kombucha and other healthful drinks. - We would eventually add 2-5 goats and/or sheep, ideally a mix for field rotation, and begin developing a small dairy operation for raw milk and value-added goods (i.e. kefir, yogurt, ice cream) Each of these ventures serves as launch points for grander expansion. A mixed use farm would diversify our income streams to balance risk, as well as feed into sustainable methods for maintaining soil health, etc. Ultimately, we would like to conserve our land with VLT or another organization, allowing us to steward it for the next generation.