- Dutchess County
- Sullivan County
- Orange County
- Putnam County
- Rockland County
Beginning farmer: 10 years or less of experience managing a farm business
Currently farming full-time
Primary reason for farming
Farm will generate the majority of my income
Farming status, plans, and practices
Our family has subsisted for generations on farm labor, from Mexico's Central Valley (in the State of Puebla) to our current land in Orange Country in New York State. We currently overlook over 20 acres of land in different parts of Orange County, where we produce and array of vegetables - from legumes to roots - such as broccoli, cauliflower, corn, garlic, onion, chili peppers (e.g., jalapeños), tomatoes, tomatillos, among others.
Over the years, we have come to know black dirt - typical to this area of New York. We feel the most comfortable around it, and it is our aspiration to continue working with it.
After trying different land tenure arrangements, we feel ready to own our land and establish permanent roots in the Hudson Valley. We are at the ready to initiate any mutually-benefit arrangement for us to access land.
Farm Experience & Education
- Farm owner
- Farmer training or workshop
- Formal agricultural education
- Farm manager
- On farm work experience
Beyond the experience on the farm - from being a worker and manager - we've taken courses with some of the Farmland for a New Generation Regional Navigators, such as La Nueve Siembra (The New Harvest, in English), by GrowNYC; a program we graduated from as a family in 2022.
Farming Plans and Practices
Farming method or practice
- Organic (certified)
- Organic (not certified)
We aspire to be able to keep chickens and bees in the future, the latter for the pollinating capacity in some of the crops we want to plant for commercial purposes, like watermelons.
We currently have a secure market in grocery and restaurants in the New York City area that buy 100% of our product each harvest. As of three harvests ago, we have had to turn down offerings because we do not have enough product to allocate - a good problem to have; however, we want to feed as many people as we can.
Farm business plan or farm resume
We are looking for some basic farming infrastructure, but above all we would be interested in finding a place that has farmer living quarters in the property.
We are ready to buy land and set permanent roots in a community within the Hudson Valley.