Bradd Haynes

Been farming for others the last 8 years and am currently working on a farm in Gardiner, NY. I'm looking for land/infrastructure to begin to start seeds for an "Edible Landscape" business and to grow for markets or possible CSA. All To be Determined.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Hudson Valley
  • Finger Lakes
  • New York City

Desired acreage

  • 5 or fewer

Farming Status

Emerging farmer: 2 years or more of on farm work experience

Currently farming full-time

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate the majority of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

After working on several farms with various missions and ways to make profit; I feel I have the foundation necessary to begin work on my own projects. I've grown organically, "Unconventionally", with plastic, without. I have my own methods/practices I'd like to utilize given the opportunity, but my goal is to just provide "clean" produce to those who want it. Hopefully things go well and I'm able to grow full time and sell goods in markets/csa/etc..

I prefer to use manual tools, less machinery is ideal, HOWEVER. My main reasoning for this is because I'm able to perform most actions without the use of heavy machinery/expensive tools. If money is not an issue and those tools/machines are available, they will definitely be utilized! I'm always learning new things regarding tractor maintenance, but I have experience with heavy machinery and feel comfortable operating them for a myriad of tasks. 

Farm Experience & Education

  • On farm work experience

8 years of farming on land ranging from 2 acres to 95 acres. 

I've worked on Non-Profit(s), For-Profit(s) farms, farms that only do local pickup, farms that deliver goods thru a CSA, farms that have tasting rooms on site. 
I've worked with livestock, poultry, water fowl, small ruminants and Livestock Guardian dogs.

Years of tractor work, spading, tilling, weeding, mowing, flame weeding, harvesting with tractor implements. General transportation using tractors/heavy machinery (farm and road travel), box truck experience.  

Along with a few years as an "Urban Horticulturist" and work with a few ornamental landscape companies, I have a decent foundation with most equipment and general safety regarding familiar and unfamiliar equipment. 

Some farms I've worked at listed below:

  • Blue Moon Acres (Pennington, NJ)
  • Cherry Valley Cooperative (Princeton, NJ)
  • Ironbound Farm - Ironbound Hard Cider (Asbury, NJ)
  • Carversville Farm Foundation (Carversville, PA)

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Organic (certified)
  • Organic (not certified)
  • Regenerative/Sustainable
  • No method
  • Other

Growing while respecting Earth the best I can. Organic, Clean no chemicals. Natural remedies, benefical insects etc.. 

Primary crops

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline of a flower Flowers or Ornamentals
  • black outline other crops icon Other Crops

Primary livestock

  • Black outline of a pig Pigs
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry

Very large variety! Forever expanding 


Marketing Method

Instagram/Internet(Message boards, forums, meet ups, etc...)
Local Markets

Farm business plan or farm resume

My business plan or farm resume is in progress

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • black outline tractor icon Equipment
  • black outline house icon Farmer housing
  • Black outline of a fence Fencing
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Housing would be ideal, for myself definitely, potentially my partner. 

Water access

A greenhouse of some sort, space for seed starting. Space for produce that may require warmer temperatures. Land varies dramatically that I don't want to be too specific with what I need but as long as I'm able to have seeds and transplants mature safely.. 

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Lease
  • For Sale
  • Business Partnership
  • Farm Management
  • Cooperative Model
  • Other Tenure Agreement

Open for discussion. 

Would love to be able to pay for land with the land, however, as stated... Open for discussion 

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