- Hudson Valley
- Long Island
- New York City
Beginning farmer: 10 years or less of experience managing a farm business
Currently farming part-time
Primary reason for farming
Farm will generate a portion of my income
Farming status, plans, and practices
FARMING on a rooftop in NYC on top of a school across from where I live, Inwood, Manhattan, and maintaining a full time job has been crazy and wonderful at the same time. When I started doing this about 13 years ago I only knew what my father had taught me as a kid.He was a horticulture student at Essex Aggie in Massachusetts .
The produce evolved over time and I even put in solar energy and rain barrels and a water pump. Later I put a drip irrigation system in.
Farm Experience & Education
- Farm internship/apprenticeship
- On farm work experience
I went to Andover Phillips school on a scholarship
I have a degree in International Relations and another degree in Spanish from Lake Forest College.
I studied in Spain at Middlebury college.
Farming Plans and Practices
Farming method or practice
My primary focus would be growing hot peppers and then dehydrating them and making a hot pepper powder spice. I have successfully been doing this for the last 5 years.
Farm business plan or farm resume
I would need access to a greenhouse to propagate the pepper plants.
I can pay a monthly for a rent to own option.