Eleanor

We are two teachers looking to get back to nature. Willing to help, learn, share along the way. Thank you!

Preferred counties/regions

  • North Country
  • Capital Region
  • Hudson Valley
  • Mohawk Valley
  • Central
  • Finger Lakes
  • Southern Tier
  • Western
  • Long Island
  • New York City

Desired acreage

  • 5 or fewer
  • 6-10
  • 11-20

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

Prefer to homestead, but open to partnerships for other arrangements. We may consider leasing land we purchase in the future to other organic farmers. 

Farm Experience & Education

We have volunteered at Queens County Farm, childhood experience with cattle and wheat/hay harvest

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

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

Primary crops

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline of a wheat germ Grains
  • black outline maple icon Maple

Primary livestock

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

We are primarily interested in growing vegetables for our own personal use, but may consider adding pastured raised livestock in the future. 

Farm business plan or farm resume

I do not have a business plan or farm resume

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Simple housing would be sufficient, but we are also looking at raw/open land. Looking for a parcel that is a minimum of 5 acres and that is relatively flat. 

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

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

We are open to:

-buy land and operate as a homestead

-buy land and share with others who would like to operate the farm

-lease to own

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

We would prefer to invest up to $200,000 in cash, but open to other arrangements that are the right fit.

Has this farmer received a pre-qualification from a lending institution?

Yes

Will this operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?

No

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