Barclay Smyly

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Currently Looking for Land with a house in the Hudson Valley to implement organic vegetable farm plan.
Spent the last year creating a production calendar for each day of the growing season for each vegetable (35 different vegetables & 75 different varieties) grown outlining sowing, potting up, bed prep, flame weeding, transplant, supplement, harvest, pruning etc. dates enabling this operation to be one of the most efficient & productive organic farms in NY state & beyond.
I have also written an entire formal business plan covering potential gross sale, equipment costs, target market research, multiple avenues for selling and marketing product etc. to ensure success for this farm operation.
I am now ready to develop a farm of my own. I have been organically vegetable farming for the past 2 years & studying organic farming the past 4 years.

Description of marketing method:

CSA (100 to 200 shares), Farmer's Market, Restaurants & Smaller Grocery Stores.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Dutchess
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Ulster
    • Westchester

Desired acreage:

6-10, 11-20

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Water access

Description of buildings required:

A house is the only required building.
Any additional buildings on the land would be a bonus.

Description of water access required:

Well, pond, stream.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Sale

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience description:

Organically vegetable farming for the past 2 years & studying organic farming the past 4 years.