Greg Kessler

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:


Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Current farmer looking to expand operations and crop diversity for valued added goods as well as wholesale supply. Goods will be available to public for sale as well.

Description of marketing method:

Utilizing pre-existing brand recognition and community events to expand exposure. Also sell some products directly to resturants. 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Capital Area
    • Albany
    • Schenectady
    • Schoharie
  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Delaware
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Sullivan
  • Long Island
    • Suffolk

Desired acreage:

11-20, 21-50, 51-100

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of infrastructure:

Onsite housing plus barns for ag storage and value added food processing. Additional structures for agriculture-tourism use a plus!

Description of buildings required:

Ideally a residence with two barns. The barns would be used for storage of equipment and for processing goods. 

Description of water access required:

Water access is a necessity.

Description of fencing required:

Established fencing preferred.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:


Description of livestock/crops:

Diversified operation with hops, peppers, mixed vegetables, chickens, possible for sheep or alpaca. 

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

Prefer to buy, but would be open to a lease to own. 

Additional Information

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


Experience & education:

Farm owner, On farm work experience

Experience description:

I began farming mixed vegetables in 2011 and started my own value added farm operation in 2017