Al Chappelle

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Part time

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I have raised Paso Fino horses and gardened for more then 20 years and now that I'm semi-retired we are looking for a place to raise our own horses and enough acreage for boarding 6 to 8 additional horses, including barns. Looking for property in Greene or surrounding counties. The barns do not need to be set up for horses, but would require them to be safe and in good condition. 

Description of marketing method:

Selling baked goods and organic vegetables at Farmers Markets. Funds derived from boarding horses and boarding dogs.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Eastern, Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Southeast, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster

Desired acreage:

6-10, 11-20

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops

Description of buildings required:

A Farmhouse with a minimum of 2 bedrooms. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables

Primary Livestock:

Equine

Description of livestock/crops:

Horses and chickens.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease

Description of tenure options desired:

Lease and/or an option to buy.

Additional Information

Experience & education:

Farm owner

Experience description:

I have no formal agricultural education, but I have raised horses for more then 20 years and sold baked goods and organic vegetables at various Farmer's Markets.