Good Chi Farm

I am Betsy Ho and currently sublet a 2-acre parcel in Kingston, growing Asian veg. I'm seeking a long-term lease or lease to buy, 5-10 acres. Must have electricity, irrigation water, potable water, fencing and storage.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Capital Region
  • Albany County
  • Greene County
  • Rensselaer County
  • Schenectady County
  • Hudson Valley
  • Ulster County

Desired acreage

  • 5 or fewer
  • 6-10
  • 11-20

Farming Status

Beginning farmer: 10 years or less of experience managing a farm business

Currently farming full-time

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate a portion of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

I am operating a 2 acre farm on subleased land on Wiedy Drive in Kingston, growing Asian vegetables. Non-certified organic with low tillage. We are funded to distribute to a non-profit pantry in the area, sell at market in the Capital Region, locally at the farm and to wholesale customers. It's likely we will expand to do more wholesale so ability to set up a wash/pack area is important. We currently do not have access to utilities. I would like to find a new location with electricity and potable water, and a barn or covered work area where we can build a wash/pack area. I am looking for a long-term lease or lease to buy. I am also open to renting land, infrastructure and equipment cooperatively with other farmers.

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farm owner
  • Farmer training or workshop
  • Farm manager
  • On farm work experience

I have been farming in the Hudson Valley for a dozen years with established organic farms and start-ups. I started my own farm, Good Chi Farm, in 2021. I have taken numerous workshops on vegetable production and been an educator for beginning farmers. You can read more about me and the farm mission at:

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Biodynamic
  • Organic (not certified)
  • Regenerative/Sustainable

Primary crops

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline other crops icon Other Crops

Primary livestock

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

Currently we are growing only vegetables. But should we have more space, we would eventually like to have some livestock that will only have outdoor needs, primarily to enrich the soil, such as ducks, primarily for eggs. We are also interested in mushroom production in an indoor space. If the lease tenure is long, we would like to plant Asian fruit and nut trees that are resistant to most insects. 

Marketing Method

Word of mouth, Website, Instagram, facebook

Farm business plan or farm resume

My business plan or farm resume is in progress

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline barn icon Barns - Equipment Storage
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • Black outline of a fence Fencing
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

If the landowner currently does not have fencing or buildings but would consider making these capital improvements in the near future, we would still consider leasing the land.

We would like a barn, warehouse space, or garage to build out a wash/pack area. We need potable water and electricity. The water can be outside. The space does not have to be heated. We would build an energy efficient walk-in cooler. Storage for supplies and packing materials would be great but not absolutely necessary.


Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Lease
  • For Sale
  • Cooperative Model
  • Other Tenure Agreement

5-10-20 year lease

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


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


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