Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Not currently farming
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I am a begginer farmer to looking land to farm. I have limited experience as a farmer, but I have been working as professional pastry chef for more than 10years in the Cities from hotels to three michelin starred restaurant. Recently, I've travelled to South Africa, where I learned how to operate a farm with limited water access. I am a beggining farmer, but very passionate and my professional careers gives better understanding and vision.
Would like to remain within 1-1 1/2 hours of NYC if possible.
-organic vegetable and small scale like a urban farming but use max. spaces and save tools and labor so that make it as market garden, starting CSA and selling at farmers market. and small scale operation.
-will grow grains including wheat and rice; plans on the site small scales of bowery and sour dough breads and fermentation skills including vegetables.
as a person and chef, realized how this local ingredients and farm is important to the community and also would like to bring more peoples from the NYC, metro areas. my father passed away with cancer, i more strongly believe how foods are important for the health. would like to educated people and kids what "nature" gives us and also wanted to use my skills to help other farms to make more profit to live. would like to educate people training and sharing my pastry skills in healthy way collaborate with many farms.
Description of marketing method:
please read above and contact me if you are interested. have short term goal with vegetable crop and making struture of farming but have many long term goals.
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
Preferred location:Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Westchester, Southeast
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, Electrical Access
Description of buildings required:
On site housing is required. I would like to working as full time, house, green house required, barn preferred.
Description of water access required:
Defenitely required of water access.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals, Hay, Other Crops
Primary Livestock:Goats/Sheep, Poultry
Description of livestock/crops:
This is open to discuss. Interested in only small scale..
Tenure options desired:For Lease, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
ideal farm is where i can live, work and enjoy. would love to see forest, wood area and also small scales for the farm upto 3acers (open to the size) i would like to be open to the public, that is part of my business plan. went to CIA and work 10years as a professional chef, would like to use my skills and joy with the nature. not too big like a storn barn restaurant but similar would like to share what i do. However, any options are open, who would like to help me to expend of my careers and looking for somebody who could take care your land, i would be strong candidate and wish to be that person.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Maybe
Experience & education:Formal agricultural education, Farm internship/apprenticeship
please read as above