Jake Lovett

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Full time

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I farmed with my family on a diversified vegetable and hay farm for about twenty years until last year the farm was sold. I have been working for an organic farm and my wife has been working for a greenhouse company. We have two boys and we are looking for a small farm to run a retail market and grow vegetables. A lease option to buy would be the best suited for us. We have all produce growing equipment but do not have any tractors yet.

Description of marketing method:

We Would like to focus on retail and perhaps fall u-pick pumpkins. Also local wholesale.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington, Westchester

Desired acreage:

11-20, 21-50, 51-100

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Hay

Description of livestock/crops:

We would like to grow a variety of vegetables and construct a half acre of high tunnels for season extension.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

Perhaps a one to two year lease with option to buy that would allow us to develop good financial records to provide a lender.

Additional Information

Experience & education:

Farm management, Farm employee

Experience description:

I have been active in farming since well before I graduated high school in 1994.