Samantha Bell

I can’t remember a time not being in the garden, I grew up caring for crops and a diversity of farm animals. I practice organic, sustainable agriculture with no waste. I would love to put my passion and skills into a farm, so that It may continue to thrive and be productive for years to come.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Hudson Valley
  • Central
  • Finger Lakes
  • New York City

Desired acreage

  • 5 or fewer
  • 6-10

Farming Status

Beginning farmer: 10 years or less of experience managing a farm business

Not currently farming

Primary reason for farming


I would like to pursue my passion for growing great varieties of foods.

Farming status, plans, and practices

Although I'm not currently farming, I grew up farming. I still have a goal to have a farm homestead eventually and someday soon. I have lived on a farm for the younger years of my life and I've acquired a lot of skills and knowledge. I would like to grow fully organic if I can, and would like to plant mostly fruits and veggies but also start an orchard, and some flowers. I also plan giving some of my harvest to charity or organizing a sort of community gathering to get the community involved in charities or fundraisers.

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farm owner
  • On farm work experience

I grew up on my grandfathers farm and for many years took care of the land and animals.. I acquired a lot of my skills by working alongside my grandfather. 

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Organic (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 maple icon Maple
  • black outline other crops icon Other Crops

Primary livestock

  • Black outline of a pig Pigs
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
  • Black outline of a bee Bees

I would like to start bee keeping. As well as continuing to care for chickens as I have before. I don't mind learning how to care for other animals as well.

Marketing Method

Community engagement events, holiday themed events, community involvement. Family and kid friendly events and environment.

Farm business plan or farm resume

My business plan or farm resume is in progress

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline barn icon Barns - Equipment Storage
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • black outline tractor icon Equipment
  • Black outline of a fence Fencing
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

I don't require housing but I am open if the owner has any suggestions as moving back and forth would be a lot but I don't mind.

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • Business Partnership
  • Farm Management
  • Other Tenure Agreement

Ideally, I would like to work with a farm, who is need of a farmer to care for the land as well as the produce and livestock. In need of someone to start new produce, find use for unused land or continue care and maintenance of farm. I'm also open to any ideas the owners may have.

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


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