Marcus Severin

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Beginning to put together a business plan for small, organic herb farming operation. My interest in growing herbs and tea stems from a known immediate need and sales channel. We own a local tea shop and purchase teas and herbs from around the world to create our blends.

Description of marketing method:

Already connected to high volume business. We own a local tea shop. If we can bring some of these herbs to in-house production (me), we can have better control of product and increase our profit margins. 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Adirondack Region
    • Clinton
    • Essex
    • Franklin
    • Hamilton
    • Warren
  • Capital Area
    • Albany
    • Fulton
    • Montgomery
    • Rensselaer
    • Saratoga
    • Schenectady
    • Schoharie
    • Washington
  • Central
    • Herkimer

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10

Infrastructure required:

Water access

Description of infrastructure:

Water onsite would be ideal, but not 100% necessary. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Other Crops

Primary Livestock:


Description of livestock/crops:

Herbs for making tisane (herbal tea) blends

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Additional Information

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


Experience & education:


Experience description:

Spent summers as a child on 1000 acre corn/soybean farm in IL