Elizabeth P

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Not currently farming

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

My partner and I have a few years of farming experience of various kinds. We are interested to homestead and possibly do small-scale farming, on land in the Hudson Valley. We are looking to lease or possibly buy. We are flexible with some of the features we are looking for, especially if we are leasing, but we'd like to be on some cleared and some wooded land, with water on site, good exposure, and decent soil/drainage. We are interested in properties that are off-grid and/or have the potential to be off-grid. 

Description of marketing method:

Our primary interest is to homestead for ourselves, as well as possibly to do some small-scale farming (farmer's markets, roadside, CSA). 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

No

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Eastern, Saratoga, Southeast, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Ulster

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10, 11-20

Infrastructure required:

Water access

Description of water access required:

We'd like there to be drinkable water on site - spring, dug well, brook, etc. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

We want to focus on growing nutrient-dense vegetables, including greens and root vegetables, as well as medicinal and cooking herbs, and possibly grains. Our focus is less on livestock/animals, although we are interested in raising chickens, possibly bees, and maybe a few other animals (sheep, goat), though that is somewhat less likely. 

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

We are open to the possibility of collaborating with other homesteaders/farmers. 

Additional Information

Experience & education:

Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship