Terrace Farms, corp.

At terrace, we grow natives & medicinal to use in production of home goods and personal care items. We process lavender, chamomile, vetiver, eucalyptus, and more

Preferred counties/regions

  • Finger Lakes
  • Genesee County
  • Livingston County
  • Orleans County
  • Wyoming County
  • Monroe County
  • Ontario County
  • Seneca County
  • Wayne County
  • Yates County
  • Southern Tier
  • Broome County
  • Chemung County
  • Chenango County
  • Delaware County
  • Schuyler County
  • Steuben County
  • Tioga County
  • Tompkins County

Desired acreage

  • 11-20
  • 21-50

Farming Status

Aspiring farmer: 1 year or less of farming experience

Currently farming full-time

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate the majority of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

Terrace is in the initial stages of operation but we have a bold vision for our farm, as outlined in our investor/business plan.


Future Plans:
Our roadmap includes scaling our operations to meet growing demand, implementing geothermal heating systems, and expanding our product lines. We aim to make "The Farm" a model for sustainable agriculture, complete with educational programs and community involvement.

Farming Practices:

Regenerative & Permaculture Agriculture:
We employ regenerative agriculture & low till techniques to improve soil health, water quality, and local ecosystems. Our permaculture design mimics natural ecosystems, focusing on perennial plants and multi-layered systems, which not only yield more but also require less maintenance.

Organic Practices:
All our farming is 100% organic, free from synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. We rely on natural pest control and organic soil amendments to maintain a healthy, vibrant ecosystem.

AgTech Integration:
We leverage cutting-edge agricultural technology (AgTech) for data-driven farming. Sensors monitor soil health, climate conditions, and plant growth, enabling us to make real-time adjustments.

Passive Solar Greenhouse:
Our greenhouse uses passive solar design to capture and store heat, reducing our reliance on external energy sources. This allows us to extend our growing season and diversify our crop offerings.

Water Retention:
We've implemented water-saving techniques such as swales and rainwater harvesting. Our irrigation system is highly efficient, distributing water directly to plant roots and minimizing waste.

Geothermal Heating:
Plans are underway to integrate a geothermal heating system, which will use the Earth's natural heat to maintain optimal temperatures in our greenhouse year-round.

Farm Experience & Education

  • On farm work experience

Formal background in business management & marketing with a decade of personal horticulture & gardening exploration. Most recently worked for 6 months with the business owner of a landscaping/weed/pest control management learning a variety of techniques, both traditional & organic. As a kid/teen, worked on family farmland. 

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
  • black outline other crops icon Other Crops

Primary livestock

  • No Livestock

Marketing Method

We are a vertically integrated consumer brand. We market to our users in a variety of traditional & digital channels, leveraging e-commerce for the bulk of our sales. In addition, we are opening a local retail spot in Hornell, NY, on Main St, to drive local interest & distribution. Future plans include wholesale distribution to organic & all-natural retailers. 

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 of a water drop Water access

Tools like:

  • Tractor
  • Plow
  • Harrow/Tiller
  • Seeder
  • Cultivator
  • irrigation

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

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

Minimum of 1 year but could expand as operations grow, or could translate into a purchase (if owner is amenable). 

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


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


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


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