Tim lov

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Part time

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Currently farming a market garden for two seasons going on my third, this year. Selling at a roadside stand at my home. All organic practices using chicken manure, compost for fertilizer. row cover with netting for control of insects. Also raise egg layer and meat chickens on a small scale. I am looking to buy or long term lease land to expand my operation to fulltime.

I am looking for property for sale or that I could do a long term lease. Also considering a lease to buy/own option. At least 2 acres of land that can be farmed. I am looking in the 2-5 acre range right now. The property must allow poultry and have good soil with water access for growing produce. Housing is not needed, but for the right situation I would consider property with a house that I could move my family to. Ideally property close to the Rensselaer/Columbia County border would be the best fit, but would consider options in either county. 

Description of marketing method:

Roadside stand at my home

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Albany, Columbia, Rensselaer, Eastern, Southeast

Desired acreage:

1-5

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

Barn or shed for equipment storage, washing station would be nice but not equipment. 

Housing is not required, but for the right situation I would consider property with a house on it. 

Description of water access required:

The property must have water access, pond, stream, or well. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables

Primary Livestock:

Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

Must allow poultry and vegetables

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

Would like to purchase, but I am considering a long term lease or a lease to buy situation. I want a more permanent lease agreement. 

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Farm owner

Experience description:

Own and operate a small vegetable and poultry farm.