Sample Operations

Production System
All crops produced on the 16 crop acres will use conventional production methods utilizing integrated pest management (IPM) practices whenever practical. Vegetables will be sold retail at our farm stand, through CSA shares and at Farmer’s Markets.

Risk Management
We will work with our insurance agent to insure that we have all insurances in place with the proper levels of coverage. Our accountant will make sure that we meet all required federal and state tax regulations. Our attorney will review any legal documents prior to signing.

Timeline (first year of operation)

  • Purchase farm in Startup, Rhode Island by September2012
  • Develop social media presence for the farm including website by December 2012
  • Develop CSA Agreements by December 2012
  • Arrange to sell at 2 farmers markets with each Market Master by January 2013
  • Arrange for drop off point for CSA shares by January 2013
  • Sell 64 CSA shares by March 2013
  • Sell an additional 56 CSA shares by May 2013
  • Breakeven in the first year
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