Martin Lyons

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Part time

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I am looking to purchase an orchard. I grew up on an family owned apple orchard and then moved away from the business for a little while. Now I have decided to start looking for a piece of property with a established or well started orchard to run my own business from. 

Does this farmer have a business plan?


Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Orange, Ulster, Southeast

Desired acreage:

11-20, 21-50, 51-100, >100

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

Ideallly an established orchard operation is what I am looking for. 

Description of water access required:

An established well or the ability to drill a well. A pond would also be a bonus. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:


Description of livestock/crops:

 I would like to purchase an already established orchard or one that is well started. I grew up on an orchard and after a few years away, I am looking to get back into this type of operation.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

I am only considering for sale options at this time. 

Additional Information

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


Experience & education:

Farm owner, Farm employee

Experience description:

Grew up on an family owned apple orchard and now looking to get back into it after a few years off.