Dillon Kraus

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

My name is Dillon and I am looking to start a small, organic market garden in the spring of 2020. I have been studying the farm practices of Jean-Martin Fortier through his book and online master course and plan on modeling my farm after his. Using a minimal-till permanent beds method, I plan on growing a variety of vegetables  to local families and restaurants through the best available marketing streams in that area. (I.E farmers markets, on site stand, local advertising).
Currently, I work full time in construction. I am saving money for the big move in January to start full time farming. I don’t require equipment or financing, Only a bit of land to launch this new and exciting business. 

Description of marketing method:

Cannot be full determined until I know my location.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Rockland
    • Westchester

Desired acreage:


Infrastructure required:

Water access, Electrical Access

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:


Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Other Tenure Agreement

Additional Information

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


Experience & education:

Farm internship/apprenticeship

Experience description:

I worked for a little over a year on a small farm in Tennessee. I have also been an avid backyard gardener since high school.