Jacob Ferdman and Isis Walls

Established farm business seeks new land in the lower Hudson Valley. See our website at www.fivefingerfarms.com

Preferred counties/regions

  • Hudson Valley
  • Dutchess County
  • Ulster County
  • Orange County
  • Delaware County
  • Nassau County
  • Suffolk County
  • Bronx County
  • Brooklyn County
  • New York County
  • Queens County
  • Richmond County

Desired acreage

  • 5 or fewer
  • 6-10
  • 11-20
  • 21-50

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 the majority of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

Greetings,

We are Jacob and Isis of Five Finger Farms, formerly based in California but looking to relocate to the Hudson Valley area! We are looking to rent a few acres for specialty berries, herbs and edible flowers. We use only organic practices and never any pesticides. Our crops are very low maintenance and we dry-farm almost everything. We are dedicated to organic and sustainable practices and the creation of diverse habitat for local pollinators and wildlife.

We have been farming 3-4 acres for the past 4 years now and are ready to start fresh and expand to more populous markets. We currently stock retailers nationwide with our value added products and are excited to take our farm business to the next level.

 

You can find more about us at our website at fivefingerfarms.com and our instagram @fivefingerfarms 

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farm internship/apprenticeship
  • Farm owner
  • On farm work experience

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

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

Primary crops

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline of a flower Flowers or Ornamentals
  • black outline of a wheat germ Grains

Primary livestock

  • No Livestock

Marketing Method

Online sales, farmers markets, direct and wholesale.

Farm business plan or farm resume

I have a business plan

Farmland Needs

Very flexible but ideally access to water and storage space or ability to build storage for tools etc.

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Lease
  • Business Partnership
  • Cooperative Model
  • Other Tenure Agreement

Long term lease, purchase or rent-to-own

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

Yes

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