Sean Tom

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Not currently farming

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Sean and his partner have spent a year WOOFing on a bunch of different farms. They are now serious about investing in starting their own farming venture. Their goal is to have an organic CSA. Ideally they would like property that has a house, water, or electric access. However they would be willing to invest in the right property if it lacked these things. They would like to stay in either Dutchess or Ulster county due to having strong ties to that community. 

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Southeast, Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster

Desired acreage:

21-50, 51-100, >100

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Water access, Electrical Access

Description of water access required:

They would prefer to find property that have some infrastructure like housing, water, and electrical access, but it is not a deal breaker for the right property. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Dairy, Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

Sean and his partner want to start an organic CSA. Starting with vegetables and then diversifying. 

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

For sale, Sean and his partner are ready to invest in a property and make it their own. 

Additional Information

Experience description:

Spent the last year WOOFing at a variety of farms. Also open to entering into a partnership with more established farmers.