James Birch

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I am currently a full time farmer/owner of farm and land in CA. And I farm and lease land in Rhinebeck, NY.  Both operations are Certified Organic.  I’m interested in expanding my NY operations and possibly purchasing additional farmland.  

Description of marketing method:

direct sale to user and own use.

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Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Dutchess
    • Putnam
    • Ulster
    • Westchester

Desired acreage:


Infrastructure required:

Water access, Electrical Access

Description of water access required:

I need a minimum of 100 gal per minute.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains

Description of livestock/crops:

row crops and possible orchards

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, For Sale

Additional Information

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


Experience & education:

Farm owner

Experience description:

Owner and farmed organic farm past 30 years.