Farming Status and Plans
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I am looking for 1-5 acres to lease or rent in Ulster County. I would like to say on the smaller side. I grew up on very small farm. We had poultry and grew some crops that we sold. Now I am looking to pursue a farming lifestyle. Looking to produce tomatoes, corn, carrots, and other root vegetables. I'm also interested in raising poultry for eggs. Eventually I want to expand into a small scale commercial business where I can then bring my products to restaurants and establish a farm to table relationship with them.
Description of marketing method:
I plan to bring a farm-to-table experience to local restaurants and stressing the importance of whole, natural and organic foods.
Does this farmer have a business plan?No
- Capital Area
- Hudson Valley
Desired acreage:1-5, 6-10
Infrastructure required:Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access, Electrical Access
Description of buildings required:
Ideally, I would like a house or mobile home on the property that I could live in while I rent and work the land.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Other Crops
Primary Livestock:Goats/Sheep, Poultry, Other livestock
Description of livestock/crops:
I don't have livestock or experience growing crops on a commercial scals, however I am interested in light commercial farming. Tomatoes, corn, root vegetables, carrots, and potatoes; Poultry, specifically for eggs. The eventual goal is to partner with a restaurant or work to open my own farm-to-table establishment.
Tenure options desired:For Lease, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
I plan to live and work on the farm.
Experience & education:Farm internship/apprenticeship
I held a part time job doing seed drying and sorting. I also have experience farming for self-consumption on my family farm in Dalton, Georgia for 3 years.