Farmer Profile for Adam Ploof

Co-Applicant / Spouse Name

Kaci Holbrook

Are you currently farming?

No

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

Yes

What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?

Vegetables

What other enterprises are you considering?

Berries
Flowers
Herbs
Livestock
Poultry
Sheep
Vegetables

Total Acres Desired

5.0

Tillable Acres

5.0

Forested Acres

5.0

Acres in Pasture

5.0

Organic

Yes

Farm Structures Needed

Barn(s)
Greenhouses
Other Housing
Storage

Farmhouse Needed

Yes

Which of the following arrangements are you considering?

Apprentice with a Farm Owner for a Year or More
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

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

We are open to a variety of different opportunities, so please contact us for a specified business plan. Adam's passion for sustainability grew while obtaining his Masters degree in Architecture at Norwich University. His thesis bases for design focused on community sustainable living. Kaci grew up in rural central Massachusetts's where she spent a majority of her time on horse farms. At a very young age her mother introduced her to gardening and that is where her passion for gardening and growing her own food stems from. Both of us have been passionate about farming and were able to start our own little homestead when we bought our first home in October of 2017. We immediately began setting up space for gardens and chickens in the spring of 2018. We have gone from 2 small raised garden beds to now 20'x25" hillside garden. Our flock of heritage chickens has doubled and we now have 16 happy healthy chickens. We would love to be able to do what we do now on a larger scale and be able to provide sustainable, fresh, healthy foods to communities.