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
Preferred location:Albany, Columbia, Rensselaer, Eastern, Southeast
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
Description of livestock/crops:
Must allow poultry and vegetables
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.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:Farm owner
Own and operate a small vegetable and poultry farm.