Farming Status and Plans
Years actively farming:10+
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I am currently seeking 1-10 acres of tillable farmland to develop a diversified and organic agriculture business that would include cut flowers, specialty vegetables, and native plants. I am currently managing a cut-flower operation in Greene County while building up a native perennial nursery stock on my small property in Delaware County.
Description of marketing method:
My wife and I attended the Pakatakan Farmers' Market outside Margaretville this past year with our limited product and were met with a great reception. I would like to continue attending this market with future endevours. In the past I have managed wholesale operations for an organic vegetable farm in Dutchess County, NY that saw over $100,000 in gross sales annually.
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
- Hudson Valley
Desired acreage:1-5, 6-10, 11-20, 21-50
Infrastructure required:Water access, Electrical Access
Description of infrastructure:
I would be interested in using any farm infrastructure and equipment available. Ultimately my business would likely require the construction of greenhouse(s).
Description of water access required:
Ideally frost-free hydrants with a minimum flow rate of 20 gallons/minute. An alternative could be pumpable surface water within 200' of our primary growing area.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Ornamentals, Other Crops
Description of livestock/crops:
I am mostly interested in developing a business based around cut flowers, specialty vegetables, and native plants. This could be adapted to best suit the land which I find.
Tenure options desired:Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
I am flexible and open to different arrangements. I would be interested in managing and developing existing operations, leasing available land, or entering into a business partnership with a land-owner. I would also be interested in lease-to-own opportunities.