We are seeking land to have a cooperative community of small farms. Our goal would be to have the land support 20 self sufficient families. We estimate that each family would need 5 acres per family so 100+ acres in the Hudson Valley region is ideal.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Hudson Valley
  • New York City

Desired acreage

  • >100

Farming Status

Aspiring farmer: 1 year or less of farming experience

Not currently farming

Primary reason for farming

Hobby or for personal use

Farming status, plans, and practices

We're brand new to farming, so we have a lot to learn! We are gardening on a small scale currently, but we want to have access to land to be more self sufficient. In the initial years my family would utilize the land and prep it for use by others. Long term goal is cooperative land use with other families who want to be self sufficient. We estimate that 100 acres of productive land could support 20 families. Each family could have housing and access to the land where they would produce to support the community. 

Farm Experience & Education

We don't have any useful skills yet but we are looking forward to learning! 

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • No method

Primary crops

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits

Primary livestock

  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry

Each family would be different in what they wanted to produce. The goal would be to become a self sufficient community. For livestock we would like to have chickens and either goats or sheep.

Marketing Method

We like the idea of a CSA but haven't planned anything.

Farm business plan or farm resume

I do not have a business plan or farm resume

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

We can build housing.  I think we just need access to water and maybe electricity. 

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Sale

We want to buy land for this project. 

Estimated price range for a lease or a purchase of a farm property


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