Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Full time
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I farmed with my family on a diversified vegetable and hay farm for about twenty years until last year the farm was sold. I have been working for an organic farm and my wife has been working for a greenhouse company. We have two boys and we are looking for a small farm to run a retail market and grow vegetables. A lease option to buy would be the best suited for us. We have all produce growing equipment but do not have any tractors yet.
Description of marketing method:
We Would like to focus on retail and perhaps fall u-pick pumpkins. Also local wholesale.
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
Preferred location:Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington, Westchester, Eastern, Southeast
Desired acreage:11-20, 21-50, 51-100
Infrastructure required:Onsite housing
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Hay
Description of livestock/crops:
We would like to grow a variety of vegetables and construct a half acre of high tunnels for season extension.
Tenure options desired:For Lease, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
Perhaps a one to two year lease with option to buy that would allow us to develop good financial records to provide a lender.
Experience & education:Farm management, Farm employee
I have been active in farming since well before I graduated high school in 1994.