Farming Status and Plans
Years actively farming:10+
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I have been growing vegetables organicaly for 25 years, also have raised poultry for eggs and processing since I was a young boy. Looking to work out some type of partnership with a landowner to develop or expand upon a farm. I would start by growing vegetables to build revenue and expand with the poultry for eggs and meat. I have over 50 different kinds of smoked and old fashioned products perfected over last 25 yrs , handed down from father. Everything is grown from compost and aquaponic fertilizers. Would set up produce stand and also take orders online where we would specialize in custom orders. Where you would order online and have order filled within alloted time frame then either deliver or ship the product to the costomer. emphasis on organic meats and eggs , and your getting only the birds that your ordering not mass produced mixed products. we can even take pictures of the process and send them updates along the process for a fee.
Description of marketing method:
sell produce at roadside stand and farmers markets. Take orders online where we would give option on what you want your turkey,chicken,pheasant etc. made into example- ground turkey burger vacum packed and the breast made into turkey jerky ....specialize in preparring costomers fresh produce and poultry and ONLY receiving that animal not several birds mixed and ground together.
- Adirondack Region
- Capital Area
- Finger Lakes
- Hudson Valley
- Long Island
- New York City
- Kings (Brooklyn)
- New York (Manhattan)
- Richmond (Staten Island)
- Saint Lawrence Seaway Region
- Saint Lawrence
- Southern Tier
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, Farm equipment, Water access, Electrical Access
Description of infrastructure:
Small farmhouse or trailer for 4 ppl to live on farm to ensure proper care of livestock and produce would be ideal. Rent and or rent to own?we can always work out some kind of deal/partnership take it one day at a time to move towards a goal of sustainability and builing revenue to expand farm. Develop a sustainable resorce for familys to live happy and healthy. Teach others as well to do the same to grow and raise your own food to ensure healthiness and happiness for generations to come. Too work and care for animals at a careing mature environment.
Description of buildings required:
can start small and build up towards organic label if needed, any buildings on site would be a plus any buildings needed can be built. Also experience falling and milling trees for lumber on property to build what is needed
Description of farm equipment required:
i can get started with just a simple tractor and add to any equipment needed as revenue is brought in
Description of water access required:
any water wells and ponds that can be used for irrigation would be a plus. would like to develop ponds into aquaponic systems where we would use the water to not only water the plants but feed them as well threw fish waste and limestone treatment systems . Use water for hydroelectric power generation system off of aquaponic system. Also develop wind and solar generation systems to have no electrical grid demand in 5-7 years
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Ornamentals, Hay, Other Crops
Primary Livestock:Goats/Sheep, Poultry, Other livestock
Description of livestock/crops:
Vegetables, fruits, develop fungi logs for mushroom cultivation, hens for eggs,chicken, turkeys,pheasant,chukkarr, quail. Rabbitt and lamb for meat and fur. Set up greenhouses so we can produce vegetables and fruits nearly year round. Set up Incubation and brooding pen so birds can be hatched from previous years. I currently have over 2 dozen hens and just processed my last turkey of the 2020 season into jerky and bbq pulled turkey.
Tenure options desired:Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
i am willing to discuss any and all options in order to live on farm to ensure proper care is given to animals and produce to maximize revenue to further advancement of farm.. I am highly dedicated to living organically as long as it is fair to both parties several options can be discussed in order to make the farm suceed. I like to say not only survive but THRiVe! To live happy,work,learn and teach and to not hurt the earth or anyone or anything in the process is our ultimate goal.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Unsure
Experience & education:On farm work experience, Other
25 yrs growing and raising fruits, vegetables and poultry. all from compost and aquaponic fertilizers. 10+ years of carpentry, electrical, plumbling, landscaping.12+ yrs Equipment operation . Also I have almost ten years of home healthcare, sanitation and nursing care experience as well.