Jacob Okam

To grow Vegetables for food supply.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Columbia County
  • Greene County
  • Hudson Valley
  • Dutchess County
  • Ulster County
  • Sullivan County
  • Orange County
  • Putnam County
  • Westchester County
  • Rockland County
  • Delaware County

Desired acreage

  • 5 or fewer
  • 6-10

Farming Status

Established farmer: Over 10 years of farm management experience or ownership

Currently farming full-time

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate the majority of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

Because I have not gotten my own farmland, now I am a Lead-farmer working with The Campaign Against Hunger Inc. New York.

I'm  in charge of planning and operational activities at the farm. My expertise and experience in farming made it possible for our farm at 45th Street, Beach Channel Drive Far Rockaway, NY 11691, to be among the best farm in New York City.

We are 100% Organic farmers, even all the fertilizers we use are produced organically at the farm, by myself.

I am looking for farmland so that I can grow vegetables to serve African immigrants comunities in USA, I discovered that all the vegetables

sold at all the African food markets are being imported from that continent, making the price very expensive, and I found it as a challenge to

me as a farmer from Africa I know the crops and how to grow it.

My utmost desire is to explore this opportunity that no one has ever thought about, by growing African vegetables in the United States.

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farmer training or workshop
  • Formal agricultural education
  • On farm work experience

Gardening & LandScaping - High Diploma

Master Composter & Soil amendment - Certificate (Queens Botanical Garden NY)

Nutrition - Certificate  (Cornell University Extention Class)

Farm Business Plan - Certificate ( GroNYC)

I have worked at the farm for over 35 years.

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Organic (not certified)

Primary crops

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables

Primary livestock

  • No Livestock

Nigerian Eggplant,  Water-leaf,  Mellon seeds, Spinach,

Marketing Method

African foods market across the North America.

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 house icon Farmer housing
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Water , Electrical Access, house

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Lease
  • Business Partnership

Long term

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

As farm Lease predict

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


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