Farming Status and Plans
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I'm interested in farming as a hobby with additional opportunities for growing into the farm business. I would like to start a small farm with a focus on growing fruits and vegetables, specifically bell peppers. It would be a hobby initially, as I'm still working full-time, but I would like to use this farm as supplemental income. I would consider a 3-5 year plan for expansion.
Description of marketing method:
I would like to have a small farm (up to 5-10 acres) that could also be a destination for customers, so I would look at options such as having events, farm stand/farmers market, and other innovative ideas.
Does this farmer have a business plan?No
- Hudson Valley
- New York City
- Kings (Brooklyn)
- New York (Manhattan)
- Richmond (Staten Island)
Infrastructure required:Onsite housing, Water access, Electrical Access
Description of infrastructure:
Westchester, Putnam, and Orange County would be ideal for me. If I went with the microgreens, I would look into taking some of the land into an enclosed hydroponics facility. I would like to know other zoning requirements or restrictions for a farm to see if they would allow commercial retail on-site (optional).
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Ornamentals, Other Crops
Description of livestock/crops:
Fruits and vegetables, specifically bell peppers, another crop idea would be microgreens
Tenure options desired:Partnership, For Sale
Description of tenure options desired:
I would primarily like to purchase and live on the farm, but would consider partnering with another farmer who wanted to crow other crops and add diversity to the farm.