Sidney Vidales

My wife Patricia Garcia and I have been cultivating two plots of land in Chester, NY and Goshen, NY for the past five years. We've grown a series of local vegetables and products proper of our Mexican diet. We are looking for land to own.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Dutchess County
  • Sullivan County
  • Orange County
  • Putnam County
  • Rockland County

Desired acreage

  • 11-20
  • 21-50
  • 51-100

Farming Status

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

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

Primary crops

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables

Primary livestock

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

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. 

Marketing Method

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

I have a business plan

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline barn icon Barns - Equipment Storage
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • black outline house icon Farmer housing
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

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. 

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Sale

We are ready to buy land and set permanent roots in a community within the Hudson Valley. 

Estimated price range for a lease or a purchase of a farm property


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