Current Location: Boise, Idaho
Seeking Land in the Following Counties: Ada (ID)
Seeking Land Size: Less than 1 acre, 1-5 acres
What types of farming operations are of interest to you?
What farming practices do you plan on using?
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running:
I currently run my small CSA (32 members) in my "spare" time. My day job is working as a software engineer at Hewlett Packard. I am looking for small parcels of land in Boise to expand, diversify and stabilize the CSA business so I can consider leaving my day job to become a full time urban vegetable farmer.
What is your farming/ranching experience?
- 5 years or less farm management
Tell us more about your agricultural experiences:
- I grew up on a farm in North Dakota (1500 acres of wheat, corn, soybeans, sunflowers...etc). After completing a Computer Science degree I moved to Boise to work for Hewlett-Packard, gardening in the flower beds around our house for many years. Bit I still felt the pull of the sun and soil. In 2015 I finally took the plunge and started a small CSA of 9 members, specializing in fresh local vegetables, fruit, herbs delivered to your door every 2 weeks or 1/month May - October. This year I will have 32 CSA members and am actively looking to partner with other small growers to provide items for my CSA.
How many acres are you currently farming/ranching? 1
Please briefly describe what you grow or raise currently: I grow a large variety of vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, koholrabi, corn, carrots, onions, melons, ground cherries, tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, peas, beans, potatoes...etc) a few herbs and some fruit (apples, plums, pears, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries).