Eric DeRise

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I am looking for potential farm property for my business to renovate a barn/building into a mead (honey wine) production facility, as well as a tasting room for the public to visit. Future plans also include an apiary (honey bee farm). Mostly interested in Dutchess County, particularly Rhinebeck, LaGrangeville, or the Beacon/Fishkill area.

Description of marketing method:

Plan to have public visit our facility for direct sales to consumers, tours/tastings, education, events, etc.

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Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Southeast
    • Dutchess

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10, 11-20

Infrastructure required:

Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access, Electrical Access

Description of buildings required:

Barn or farm house with ability to renovate interior and exterior to accommodate commercial brewing facility and space for customers/public.

Description of water access required:

Need working plumbing and electricity in good condition -- at least access to install -- in building(s).

Crops and Livestock

Description of livestock/crops:

No need for livestock at all. Potential for fruit crops would be nice, but not essential.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership, For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

Looking for place to lease or buy and have ability to renovate property. Very much open to partnership/investment with our operations.

Additional Information

Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?


Experience description:

No experience on farms