Farming Status and Plans
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
My brother and I are seeking to start an agricultural business to begin growing diversified vegetable crops in the Capital Region of New York State. We intend to start a family business. My brother will farm full-time. I will assist part-time. Another brother will assist part-time. We will begin operations by leasing a 1-10 acre plot of land. We are currently conducting market research, but our initial crops grown may include: assorted artisan lettuces, garlic, specialty produce, squash, tomatoes, and more.
Description of marketing method:
We plan to market our high quality, artisanal produce to discerning restaurants and farmers' market customers in the Capital Region. We will utilize social media, email, phone calls, and in-person visits to market our produce.
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
- Capital Area
- Hudson Valley
Desired acreage:1-5, 6-10
Infrastructure required:Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access
Description of buildings required:
We plan to use buildings for storage of equipment and crops.
Description of water access required:
We will likely require water access for the crops.
Crops and Livestock
Description of livestock/crops:
We plan to grow diversified vegetable crops depending on the outcome of our market research. Our initial crops may include: assorted artisan lettuces, garlic, squash, tomatoes, and more.
Tenure options desired:For Lease, Partnership
Description of tenure options desired:
We intend to enter into a lease or partnership to begin operations.