Albert Seto

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

Less than 2

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I am looking for land preferably 5-10 acres with some wooded and some field. I plan to have a small 1 acre garden with a few chickens starting out. My other side business would be a camping area and 2 tiny house rentals. I will steward the land, as well as give recreational services, nature, gardening and composting education. My hope is that this land will be 1 or 1.5 hour away from NYC.

Description of marketing method:

Talking to local neighbors, posting on social media, and NYC ad space, and crowd sourcing.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Delaware
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster
    • Westchester
  • New York City
    • Bronx
    • Kings (Brooklyn)
    • New York (Manhattan)
    • Richmond (Staten Island)

Desired acreage:

6-10, 11-20

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of infrastructure:

I would like to put at least 2 tiny houses on the property. Eventually a third if funds are producing.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Ornamentals

Primary Livestock:

Goats/Sheep, Other livestock

Description of livestock/crops:

Chicken and rabbits primarily. Later on, I would build an aquaponics station.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

Work to own land.

Additional Information

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

Unsure

Experience & education:

Farmer training or workshop

Experience description:

FarmschoolNYC, NYBG Master Composter and HOPE Program's Solar Training. Also, was an Urban Park Ranger for a year and farmed in Brooklyn for a year at The Youth Farm.