James Cooley

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Started an online business and will be incorporating some farming to merge with the business. Most will be indoor farming so will need buildings and greenhouses. And once weather permits some outdoor. Mostly fruits and vegetables. Would love a farm with established orchards.
We do plan to have customers to the farm for seasonal goods so would require a commercial building that is accepting of customers with some storage. We are looking combining all facets to do this on a fulltime year round basis. So would need a home to lease on the property to manage time and chores. Down the line would be incorporating animals but not an immediate need. 

Description of marketing method:

Marketing online
through county markets in season
newsletters/promotions

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Capital Area
    • Albany
    • Rensselaer
    • Saratoga
    • Washington
  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster
    • Westchester

Desired acreage:

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

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access, Electrical Access

Description of buildings required:

Housing at least 2-3 bedrooms for office space unless have seperate office space on property with ability to have wifi.
Commercial building for accepting customers and selling goods
Greenhouses and outbuildings for growing

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

Equine, Goats/Sheep, Other livestock

Description of livestock/crops:

Horse boarding future

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

Looking to lease/rent if owner interested in selling and arrangement works out can look into sale in near future

Additional Information

Experience & education:

Farm internship/apprenticeship