James Birch

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Full time

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

James grows mostly vegetables for direct sale to restaurants, both in California on Flora Bella Farm and New York on Clifton Point Farm. Those vegetables are certified organic, and James is interested in heritage grain production as well as potentially considering expanding to livestock in the future. He has farmers' market experience in CA, but plans to only sell directly to restaurants in NYC.  Currently he is developing a farm with his partners who are opening a restaurant in Manhattan which focuses on quality organic ingredients.  

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Columbia, Dutchess

Desired acreage:

21-50, 51-100

Infrastructure required:

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

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:


Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

Interested either in purchasing land, or a non-partnership lease. 

Additional Information

Experience & education:

Farm owner

Experience description:

James has been farming in California since 1989, and in New York since 2016. Both farming operations are certified organic-- since 1990 in CA, and recently in NY.