Farmer Profile for Cassandra Harrington

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience

Young female farmer currently located in For Collins, CO, looking to relocate to Vermont. Has possible investor, depending on location. Would like to expand goat dairy, perhaps implement cattle, ideally with an existing creamery. Plans in the works to grow bulk medicinal herbs, and mushrooms. Would like to create a cafe/retail space for an apothecary and community center. Very open to the idea of working with other farmers to co-create and build off one another’s creative business endeavors. It takes a village and bringing community back to agriculture solves a lot of today’s agricultural hurdles. Regenerative farming and business practice are a must. I’m very open to talking through ideas with landowners or farm seekers to explore possibilities.

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
Caledonia
Chittenden
Essex
Franklin
Grand Isle
Lamoille
Orange
Orleans
Rutland
Washington
Windham
Windsor

What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?

Livestock

What other enterprises are you considering?

Apple/Fruit
Beef
Berries
Christmas Trees
Dairy (cows)
Flowers
Goats
Grains
Greenhouse
Hay/Forage
Herbs
Hogs
Livestock
Maple Sugaring
Nursery
Ornamentals
Pasture
Poultry
Row Crops
Sheep
Vegetables
Woodlot

Total Acres Desired

80.0

Tillable Acres

50.0

Forested Acres

30.0

Acres in Pasture

50.0

Organic

Yes

Farm Structures Needed

Barn(s)
Greenhouses
Milking Facilities
Other Housing
Shop
Storage

Farmhouse Needed

Yes

Which of the following arrangements are you considering?

Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a Year or More
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?

Maybe (Please send me information)

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

Working with the Intervale Center I’m writing up business plans. Currently in the middle of it. Will share when completed. Feel free to ask about it in the meantime.