Tom Deacon

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Currently operating an organic farm and market in Westchester County. Our CSA includes over 400 members and our main crops and produce include free-range eggs, leafy greens, and tomatoes. Our lease ends in 2021 and we are looking for a new location. We also host annual Farm Fests, farm-to-table dinners, and produce crops year-round in a heated greenhouse to provide enough income to operate year-round.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Westchester

Desired acreage:

6-10, 11-20, 21-50

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

Barn or similiar structure to host a Market and store equipment. Greenhouses preferred but not required. (Ability to move our greenhouses there a plus.)

Description of water access required:

Irrigation for field, potable water for Market and cleaning crops.

Description of fencing required:

Fencing a plus, but not required.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

Free-range chickens for eggs. Ability for meat production a plus.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership

Description of tenure options desired:

Looking for the ability to lease land and buildings for a farm and market. Willing to partner.

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Farm owner, On farm work experience

Experience description:

Have owned/operated Fable: From Farm to Table since 2015. Created the farm and market to host over 400 CSA Members, annual Farm Fests with over 1,000 people in attendance, raised hundreds of chickens for eggs, and constructed three 3,000sf greenhouses for leafy green and tomato production.