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Our mission is to cultivate a sustainable and thriving agricultural operation that produces high-quality fruits and vegetables using organic and regenerative practices. We require a minimum of 7 acres of workable land to achieve this vision.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Hudson Valley
  • Dutchess County
  • Ulster County
  • Sullivan County
  • Orange County
  • Putnam County
  • Westchester County

Desired acreage

  • 6-10
  • 11-20
  • 21-50

Farming Status

Aspiring farmer: 1 year or less of farming experience

Not currently farming

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate the majority of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

I am an aspiring Farmer whose family has generations of experienced farmers in Georgia and the Caribbean. My family moved from Westchester County to Dutchess County this summer, so I am not currently farming. I have grown fruits/vegetables in a garden or indoors since age 14. I have volunteered on a farm, helping prepare seedlings, plant, and harvest. I am enrolling in farm courses and training to increase my knowledge and skill set, and I plan to use regenerative organic practices to grow foods. I currently own a grocery pop and online store with a mission to provide groceries to communities in need. We sell to everyone, and anyone can pay it forward for a family. I want to grow the items we sell as we start offering delivery and increase the number of communities we serve.

Farm Experience & Education

  • 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

  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry

Farm business plan or farm resume

I have a business plan

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline barn icon Barns - Equipment Storage
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • black outline tractor icon Equipment
  • black outline house icon Farmer housing
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access
  1. Barns and Equipment Storage: We require barns and storage facilities to house our equipment, tools, and supplies. These structures will provide protection from the elements and ensure that our machinery remains in good condition. Additionally, having designated storage areas will help us stay organized and efficient in our day-to-day operations.
  2. Electrical Access: Access to reliable electricity is essential for powering our equipment, irrigation systems, and any other electrical needs on the farm. Our infrastructure needs to be equipped with sufficient electrical outlets and wiring to support our activities.
  3. Equipment: Our farming operation relies on various types of equipment, including tractors, tillers, harvesters, and irrigation systems. Investing in high-quality, well-maintained equipment is crucial for optimizing our efficiency and productivity in the field.
  4. Farmer Housing: Providing on-site housing for farmers and farmworkers is important for fostering a sense of community and ensuring that labor resources are readily available (Individual residences/ apartments, depending on the size and scale of our operation).
  5. Fencing: Installing fencing around our property is necessary to protect our crops from wildlife and potential pests. Additionally, fencing helps define boundaries and control access to different areas of the farm, enhancing security and safety for both workers and visitors.
  6. Water Access: Access to clean and reliable water is essential for irrigating our crops, maintaining livestock (if applicable), and supporting various farm activities. 

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Lease
  • For Sale
  • Business Partnership
  • Cooperative Model

Open to a model that allows collaboration and the ability to grow and generate revenue. 

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

No

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

Yes

Ag Updates

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Retiro de Caminos hacia la agricultura

Retiro Caminos hacia la agricultura es una experiencia de aprendizaje de tres días para personas que tienen curiosidad sobre una carrera en la agricultura, pero no están segures de cómo empezar. La fecha de entrega para solicitudes es el 30 de abril de 2024 antes de las 12 p.m. EST. 

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Glynwood and GrowNYC Announce the Pathways to Farming Retreat

The Pathways to Farming Retreat is a three day learning experience for people who are curious about a career in farming but are unsure of how to start. This retreat will include hands-on service learning, introductory lessons about farming as a career, and opportunities to connect with a wide range of agriculture professionals from the Hudson Valley region. Application due by April 30th. 

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Sky High Farm Grant Opportunity for awards up to $25,000

Sky High will make at least $350,000 in grants (total) to individuals working in agriculture, food justice, and/or land sovereignty. Applications will be prioritized among those who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual, and those working in communities historically exploited and harmed by the existing industrial agricultural system. 
Aplicación disponible en español.

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2024 New York Cash Rent Survey

We get asked all the time what average rental rates are for a county or region! Cornell Cooperative Extension is working to survey farmers, farmland landowners, and agribusiness professionals to create an up-to-date snapshot of farmland rental rates and custom harvest fees. Your response to this survey will help us to provide the most accurate information! 

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