Antony Van Zyl

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Not currently farming

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Antony is searching for property to implement his vision of having a permaculture-based farm operation with an emphasis on public education. Will have produce vegetables, have small aquaponics operation, some small livestock, and public activities such as on property camping and educational events. Would like to be located within a reasonable distance from a city center, but is open to anything throughout the Hudson Valley and lower Adirondacks. 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Desired acreage:

6-10, 11-20, 21-50, 51-100

Infrastructure required:

Water access

Description of water access required:

Water access is the only thing required in terms of infrastructure. The ideal property would have running water through it like a creek or stream. Also looking for land that is a mix of forest and open land. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Dairy, Equine, Goats/Sheep, Poultry

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership, For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

Open depending on the land. Land that is relatively undeveloped would rather purchase. If there is a fair amount of infrastructure in place could look into a lease. 

Additional Information

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


Experience & education:

Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship

Experience description:

Come from 4 generations of farmers.