Charles Winningham

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I am currently farming land in Hamptonburgh, NY, growing organic fruit, vegetables, and edible flowers.  I live in Newburgh, NY and would like to find a very small plot of land somewhere in Newburgh, Beacon, or nearby.

Description of marketing method:

I plan to sell at a farmers market and to my existing restaurant and grocery clients.  

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Southeast
    • Dutchess
    • Orange

Desired acreage:

1-5

Infrastructure required:

Water access, Electrical Access

Description of water access required:

I would prefer to find land with an existing irrigation system or at least a residential lot with normal access to city water.  I am open to lots as small as .5 acre as long as they receive good sunlight (no wooded areas or areas with more than a few large trees).

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Lease

Description of tenure options desired:

I would like to lease land from a landowner, non-profit, or business owner.  

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, 3, 4, 5

Experience description:

I managed a farm in Dutchess County for 2 years from 2016-2018.  I also managed an urban farm in NYC before moving to the Hudson Valley.