Zach Goldstein

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Not currently farming

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I am currently in the process of building a farmhouse focused restaurant in Brooklyn, NY and have been looking to purchase a farm as a way to sustainably grow my business and create a self-reliant food system.

The plan is to have a 15+ acre farm producing mostly vegetables, with as much diversity as possible, flowers, bees and eventually poultry. I am hoping to be within a 2 hour drive from NYC and am looking for a farm manager to help locate potential property and then build and run the farm.

We want a strong focus on organic, biodynamic and regenerative farming practices and we will not kill animals that are not producing the way we want. The produce on the farm will dictate the menu at the restaurant and not the other way around. Patience, kindness, rehabilitation and conservation are the core concepts and values of everything done on the farm.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Southeast, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester

Desired acreage:

11-20, 21-50

Infrastructure required:

Water access, Fencing, Electrical Access

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Ornamentals

Primary Livestock:

Poultry, Other livestock

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Sale

Additional Information

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

Yes