Agustin Bautista

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Part time

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Recently relocated to the east coast with my partner from the pacific northwest. Was farming organic vegetables full-time on Whidbey Island, WA and the Snoqualamie Valley, WA for the past 2-3 years. Now searching for land to gradually turn into a fully operating organic vegetable farm in the next 1-2 years. Goals include: sustainable soil health, growing vegetables following organic and biologically intensive farming practices, integrating animals and fruit longer term.

 

Description of marketing method:

Direct to customer, wholesale

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Dutchess, Westchester

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10, 11-20

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access

Description of buildings required:

Barn or storage facility for equipment

Description of water access required:

Access to water for irrigation; water rights

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables

Primary Livestock:

Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

Previously, have grown over 40 different vegetable crops, comprising over 100 different varieties

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Sale

Additional Information

Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, Farm owner, Farm internship/apprenticeship

Experience description:

Organic farm school, farm apprenticeship and small-scale vegetable farmer/owner