Bernardo Trujillo

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:


Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

My wife and I grow produce (melon, watermelon, cilantro, chiles, sweet potatoes, tomatoes) to sell at stores in Poughkeepsie, and I want to expand this side business to be a sustainable farm. I want to get land in Ulster County, for the family, since we have been here for all of their lives.  I would like some land that does not have to be perfect, but preferably in a flat area with access to water source. I am looking for 5 to 10 acres.  I would like to be able to raise chickens as well as farm produce.


Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Orange
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of infrastructure:

Water for irrigation is required. Ideally the land would also have a trailer or small home to live in as well. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits

Primary Livestock:

Other livestock

Description of livestock/crops:

Produce (melon, watermelon, cilantro, chiles, sweet potatoes, tomatoes) 

Chickens for eggs 

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

My intention is to rent or lease, possibly purchase, depending on the price, to grow produce and be able to see at the local farmers markets and if possible, sell in NYC.

Additional Information

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


Experience & education:

On farm work experience

Experience description:

I have worked on farms since the age of 12 in Mexico. For the last 16 years worked on a Apple Farm in New York. My wife and I have been producing vegetables and fruit (melon, watermelon, cilantro, chiles, sweet potatoes, tomatoes) ourselves to sell to local markets.