Hello, my name is Lucia. My fiancé, Jesse, and I are both farmers. We recently moved back to the Southeastern Connecticut area from Hawaii to be with family. We each have our own experience farming and have spent the last year and a half doing this work together. Combined we have experience with all regenerative, organic and humane practices, including animal husbandry, beekeeping, market gardening, tropical agroforestry, oyster farming, floriculture and native plants. We have ambitions to establish our own farmstead and are currently working on our business plan. Our intentions are to lease a property, partner with a current operation or purchase our own land.
Our vision is to develop a regenerative farm centered around intensive market gardening, complimented by a mini-apiary, herb and flower production, small scale rotational grazing of sheep and pasture raised laying hens. Our sales model is focused on a CSA, a farmers market stand, and local farm to table restaurants. In the future we also envision offering our own farm to table experience. Furthermore, we plan to partner with local churches to offer farm fresh organic veggies to homeless and impoverished communities.
In addition to starting a farm, my fiancé and I look forward to getting married soon and raising a family. As a part of our family’s future, we are committed to giving back to the land and sharing its abundant harvest. Farming is our greatest passion and has become our lifestyle. We love every aspect of farming and are excited to pursue this life.
We find ourselves ready to take this step, to root down, to put to use our experience and begin building our dream. We look forward to finding a good fit with a fellow farmer, an existing operation or a piece of land that we can add value to.