Angela Costa

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

2-5

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I am an organic vegetable farmer.  I am interested in land for farming to market produce to CSA customers and restaurant clientele.  I am hopeful to also find a space large enough for an agritourism operation where we could provide people with the opportunity to interact with Highland cattle, fainting goats, heirloom chickens, and other unusual livestock.  As vegans, we do not milk or slaughter animals.  We are in search of a long-term lease agreement and look forward to discussing possibilities with you.

Description of marketing method:

I would performing all marketing duties by developing relationships with local restaurants and using social media to gather CSA clients.  

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Adirondack Region
    • Clinton
    • Essex
    • Franklin
    • Hamilton
    • Warren
  • Capital Area
    • Albany
    • Fulton
    • Montgomery
    • Rensselaer
    • Saratoga
    • Schenectady
    • Schoharie
    • Washington
  • Central
    • Chenango
    • Cortland
    • Herkimer
    • Madison
    • Oneida
    • Onondaga
    • Oswego
    • Otsego
  • Finger Lakes
    • Cayuga
    • Livingston
    • Monroe
    • Ontario
    • Seneca
    • Schuyler
    • Tompkins
    • Wayne
    • Yates
  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Delaware
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster
    • Westchester
  • Long Island
    • Nassau
    • Queens
    • Suffolk
  • New York City
    • Bronx
    • Kings (Brooklyn)
    • New York (Manhattan)
    • Richmond (Staten Island)
  • Saint Lawrence Seaway Region
    • Jefferson
    • Lewis
    • Saint Lawrence
  • Southern Tier
    • Allegany
    • Broome
    • Chemung
    • Steuben
    • Tioga
  • Western
    • Cattaraugus
    • Chautauqua
    • Erie
    • Genesee
    • Niagara
    • Orleans
    • Wyoming

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10, 11-20, 21-50, 51-100, >100

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing

Description of infrastructure:

We would require housing for a family of four.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Other Crops

Description of livestock/crops:

I am hopeful to also find a space large enough for an agritourism operation where we could provide people with the opportunity to interact with Highland cattle, fainting goats, heirloom chickens, and other unusual livestock.  As vegans, we do not milk or slaughter animals.  We are in search of a long-term lease agreement and look forward to discussing possibilities with you.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Lease, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

I would prefer a lease or lease to purchase opportunity.

Additional Information

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

Unsure

Experience & education:

Farm owner

Experience description:

I owned a small farm in Delaware County, PA producing organic vegetables for several years.

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