The Imaginary Farmer represents the adventure of learning all I can about the place where I live, a small, mostly wooded 19th century farm property in upstate New York. The learning adventure turned into a series of experiments in how to profit sustainably from what occurs naturally on the farm.

Through this web site I hope to share some of what I have learned in more than a decade of fumbling, ad-hoc, trial-and-error ‘farming,’ an erratic attempt, born out of deep respect for and deeper ignorance of the natural world, to re-imagine a productive relationship with a tiny piece of it.

I hope you enjoy visiting The Imaginary Farmer!

Owen Tallman

March 2019