Chris Wertz

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Not currently farming

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

We plan on growing medicinal and culinary herbs and plants for use in beverages and other goods.  The plants we grow are ancient and commonly used in folk remedies and ayurvedic and chinese medicines.  Some examples of these plants are: wormwood, rhubarb, ashwagandha, and fennel.

Description of marketing method:

We are very active in the NYC restaurant and beverage production community.  We will be marketing directly to leading producers and restauranteurs.  We have extensive experience with the growing craft beer and craft spirits market and we plan to grow the very ingredients that they are commonly using to make their products.  Most of the botanicals commonly used are purchased from outside the country. We hope to make as many as possible available locally.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Saratoga, Westchester

Desired acreage:

1-5

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Other Crops

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership, For Sale

Additional Information

Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?

Maybe

Experience description:

We have been actively involved in the beverage field in NYC for 20 years.  For the past 5 years we have researched and practiced growing plants that are more commonly used in craft beverage production.