Scott Orourke

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

We currently operate a 10 acre farm in copake ny growing an array of different fruit, veggies, herbs, flowers, and ornamentals, we would like to expand our growing business to a larger size farm. We grow using 100 percent organic methods of agriculture. Our mission is to provide the local communities access to high quality vegetables through means of sustainable and organic crop production. My fiance and I are looking for land in westchester county but are willing to venture slightly out of that realm as far up as Columbia County and 0.5-2 hours West of the Tappan Zee. We have already established a good name for ourself in the community through attending markets every Saturday and Sunday for the past 3 years in the same areas.  

Description of marketing method:

50 Person CSA
Certified Organic Pickles and Value Added Products 
Retail Flowers, Produce, Products at 3 very busy Westchester Markets

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Dutchess
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster
    • Westchester

Desired acreage:

6-10, 11-20

Infrastructure required:

Water access, Fencing

Description of water access required:

Preferably access to well water

Description of fencing required:

If in an area where deer are prevalent a fence must be put up to protect our crops.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

We are willing to help provide the agricultural tax discount to the landowner in return for access to the land. We are also willing to set up a yearly lease, and also are interested in purchasing land

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Farm owner, 3

Experience description:

4 years experience operating my own organic farm business attending markets. It is myself (age 26) and wife (age 26).We farm on average 6 acres of veggies throughout the season. Looking to purchase a tractor this year with new implements. I own much farm equipment, implements, a box truck, tons of harvest totes, seeders and more. We would like for there to be a house on the property. We have a young daughter as well.