Thank you so much for the response!
We will be located just north-northwest of Fort Worth about 20-25 minutes in a small town. All I can say is it's H-O-T during the summers, lol. We are in between a few town of similar size as the one we're in, and a bit larger, within about 10-20 minutes each way. There are a few CSA's in some neighboring towns. There have been a few in our town; however, they have either been inconsist-tent or fallen by the wayside. The market supports a local CSA, and I believe, is ready for education and loac commitment. We have strong support through my wife's family with the school distr-ict and our families live within 5 minutes of town. In all, we will have approx. 10-15 acres. I believe this town, the neighboring towns (with I have had a prominent business in a few years back) and folks in between are hungry for someone solid and local to consistently pro-vide food and education. People fight over free cafe free eggs around here and there are several farmers markets in and around FTW and neighboring towns.
I grew up in and around farming and ranching. My granddaddy ran cattle and farmed cotton down here and potatoes in Idaho for many many years. I do not have experience as a farmer by myself; however, I'm not a stranger to the expectations and hours. He farmed differently and on a larger scale. Being a researcher by nat-ure, I have come to the conclusion I have found permaculture very appealing and necessary. I would like to become AGA Certified and then organically certified within 3-5 years. I would like to intercrop and rotate to avoid the use of chemicals and such. I am also looking into grants to help with our well and courses and books to educate myself. I am 42 and have no illusions or grandure about an easier life, lol. This lifestyle has only been a dream of mine; unt-il I have realized it doesn't have to be any longer.
Hope this answers the questions so far! 😃