Farmer Profile for Tara Adinolfi

Co-Applicant / Spouse Name

Sean Adinolfi

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience

We’ve been farming organically in Southern Appalachia for more than 15 years. We are very small scale and incorporate permaculture, no-till and biodynamics into our farming with a goal of a closed system. We produce plant starts, truck, hemp, eggs, raw jersey cow’s milk, and beef. Our intention is to return to New England to be closer to family and continue farming. We are preparing to sell the farm and passive solar home we built outside of Asheville, NC. We seek to buy a farm that has been managed organically and has at least some infrastructure in place for cattle. We are also seeking a move in ready home, preferably passive solar. We’d love to find a fruit or berry farm. We will pay cash up to 325K contingent upon the sale of our current farm.

Are you currently farming?

Yes

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

No

What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?

Apple/Fruit

What other enterprises are you considering?

Apple/Fruit
Beef
Berries
Greenhouse
Hay/Forage
Herbs
Nursery
Pasture
Sheep
Vegetables

Total Acres Desired

20.0

Tillable Acres

3.0

Acres in Pasture

7.0

Organic

Yes

Farm Structures Needed

Barn(s)
Greenhouses

Farmhouse Needed

Yes

Which of the following arrangements are you considering?

Lease with Option to Buy
Standard Sale

Are you interested in conserved farms?

Yes

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

We will not be writing a new business plan, but we are loosely planning the next 20 years of our farm life based on what we’ve learned so far. We want to continue farming as we age, so we’re looking for ways to make life easier! Right now our plan is to increase our greenhouse/nursery production and move away from annuals and dairying to woody perennials like fruits & berries. We are bringing a few of our beef cattle, and may or may not continue with beef depending on how that goes for us in the Vermont climate and the type of farm we find. Food systems work and land conservation are a big part of who we are, and we would very much like to find a property that is in conservation.