Nichole Ryan

We are in Florida, looking for farmland with housing for a short-term lease as a transition to allow for the sale of our home after we've vacated. We'd then purchase our own property, keeping the farmland lease if it's working out for everyone.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Hudson Valley
  • Central
  • Southern Tier
  • Long Island
  • New York City

Desired acreage

  • 5 or fewer
  • 6-10

Farming Status

Emerging farmer: 2 years or more of on farm work experience

Currently farming part-time

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate a portion of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

Currently farming on a very small basis, mostly for teaching myself.  No till, regenerative methods.  I've also enjoyed growing hydroponically.  The focus is on salad greens and toppings, microgreens, herbs and flowers.  My intent is to eventually start a CSA and/or farm stand.  If possible on the property or on our future property, we would love to add a commercial kitchen where we can offer value-added products from the land, as well as on-farm dinners/events.  We have cooking, managing, financial, and flower arrangement experience that would all tie into the vision. 

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farmer training or workshop
  • On farm work experience

I've been teaching myself through trial and error and have taken many courses.

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

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

Primary crops

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline of a flower Flowers or Ornamentals

Primary livestock

  • No Livestock

See crop description above.  We have our personal livestock (chickens, goats and a rescue pig) that are just for fun.  We enjoy the fresh eggs from the chickens.  We're mostly pescitarian, so we don't raise livestock for food. 

Farm business plan or farm resume

My business plan or farm resume is in progress

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline barn with silo icon Barns - Livestock
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • black outline house icon Farmer housing
  • Black outline of a fence Fencing
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Housing for two and house animals would be needed, as well as a small barn for three goats and a pig.  We also have around 20 chickens we would need space for - a barn we could temporarily convert or the ability to put something temporarily or permanent on the property to house them.

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

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

Open to discussion.

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


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