Vic Kingsley

Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I am an investor, seeking farmland with structures for organic, sustainable farming of herbs, specialty vegetables and flowers. We perfer a smaller parcel (<50 acres) that has been used for organic farming (does not have to be certified); with an established greenhouses is a plus. A property that has some wooded and open areas would be perferred. Must include a home on the land to live in for the 2 experienced farmers I have who will reside on premises and manage the farm. Ideal location would be within a 45 min radius of New Paltz, New York. 

Description of marketing method:

Diversified: in person, website and social media, area farmer's markets, on farm premises as allowable

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Ulster, Southeast

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10, 11-20, 21-50

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

Home, barn, greenhouse(s) /hoophouse(s). A home is a definite requirement. Barns and greenhouses we can be flexible with for the right property. 

Description of farm equipment required:

Small tractor or BCS 

Description of water access required:

Water source needed for crop irrigation; well preferred

Description of fencing required:

Property perimeter as partition, not for holding animals

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Ornamentals, Other Crops

Description of livestock/crops:

Specialty vegetables, herbs and ornamental flowers for multiple commercial applications

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

Motivated buyer with capital: will consider all viable financing options. I am particularly interested in a lease to own situation, but I am open to a variety of tenure options. 

Additional Information

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

Maybe

Experience & education:

Farm owner

Experience description:

I am not a farmer - but the farmers I hired are experienced Hudson Valley farmers and farm managers. My farmers are currently working on a farm in Kingston, NY. They have 5+ years of expierence working on farms and one of them has a degree in agricutural.