Carmelle Sanders

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:


Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Now farming about 1 acre of land from a friend’s property. I would like to have my own small farm land. I farm mostly for personal usage, but we sell some produce at farmer's markets and to friends, and friends' friends

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Capital Area
    • Albany
    • Fulton
    • Montgomery
    • Rensselaer
    • Saratoga
    • Schenectady
    • Schoharie
    • Washington
  • Central
    • Chenango
    • Cortland
    • Herkimer
    • Madison
    • Oneida
    • Onondaga
    • Oswego
    • Otsego
  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Delaware
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster
    • Westchester

Desired acreage:

6-10, 11-20, 21-50, 51-100

Infrastructure required:

Water access, Electrical Access

Description of infrastructure:

Must have water and electrical access.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:


Description of livestock/crops:

Chicken eggs; strawberries, asparagus, mushrooms, tomatoes, potatoes, and a few others.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

I am very open to any tenure option, but lease to buy is very desirable. Ideally looking in Lower Hudson Valley, Albany area, or in the Southern Tier in order to be close to family throughout the state. 

Additional Information

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


Experience & education:

On farm work experience, Other

Experience description:

Farm work experience, and MBA education.