Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Full time
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
We currently operate a 10 acre farm in copake ny growing an array of different fruit, veggies, herbs, flowers, and ornamentals, we would like to expand our growing business to a larger size farm. We grow using 100 percent organic methods of agriculture. Our mission is to provide the local communities access to high quality vegetables through means of sustainable and organic crop production. My fiance and I are looking for land in westchester county but are willing to venture slightly out of that realm as far up as Columbia County and 0.5-2 hours West of the Tappan Zee. We have already established a good name for ourself in the community through attending markets every Saturday and Sunday for the past 3 years in the same areas.
Description of marketing method:
50 Person CSA
Certified Organic Pickles and Value Added Products
Retail Flowers, Produce, Products at 3 very busy Westchester Markets
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
Preferred location:Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester, Southeast
Desired acreage:6-10, 11-20
Infrastructure required:Water access, Fencing
Description of water access required:
Preferably access to well water
Description of fencing required:
If in an area where deer are prevalent a fence must be put up to protect our crops.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits
Tenure options desired:For Lease, For Sale
Description of tenure options desired:
We are willing to help provide the agricultural tax discount to the landowner in return for access to the land. We are also willing to set up a yearly lease, and also are interested in purchasing land
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:Farm owner, Farm management
4 years experience operating my own organic farm business attending markets. It is myself (age 26) and wife (age 26).We farm on average 6 acres of veggies throughout the season. Looking to purchase a tractor this year with new implements. I own much farm equipment, implements, a box truck, tons of harvest totes, seeders and more. We would like for there to be a house on the property. We have a young daughter as well.