Profile #861

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General Information

Preferred location(s)

  • Columbia County
  • Ancram
  • Ancramdale
  • Austerlitz
  • Canaan
  • Chatham
  • Claverack
  • Clermont
  • Columbiaville
  • Copake
  • Copake Falls
  • Craryville
  • East Chatham
  • Elizaville
  • Gallatin
  • Germantown
  • Ghent
  • Greenport
  • Hillsdale
  • Hollowville
  • Hudson
  • Kinderhook
  • Livingston
  • Malden Bridge
  • Mellenville
  • New Lebanon
  • Niverville
  • North Chatham
  • Old Chatham
  • Philmont
  • Stockport
  • Spencertown
  • Stottville
  • Stuyvesant
  • Stuyvesant Falls
  • Valatie
  • Taghkanic
  • West Lebanon
  • Dutchess County
  • Amenia
  • Union Vale
  • Northeast
  • Milan
  • Clinton
  • La Grange
  • Annandale-On-Hudson
  • Bangall
  • Barrytown
  • Beacon
  • Billings
  • Castle Point
  • Chelsea
  • Clinton Corners
  • Dover Plains
  • Fishkill
  • Glenham
  • Holmes
  • Hopewell Junction
  • Hughsonville
  • Hyde Park
  • Lagrangeville
  • Millbrook
  • Millerton
  • Pawling
  • Pine Plains
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Poughkeepsie
  • Poughquag
  • Red Hook
  • Rhinebeck
  • Rhinecliff
  • Salt Point
  • Staatsburg
  • Stanfordville
  • Stormville
  • Tivoli
  • Verbank
  • Wappingers Falls
  • Wassaic
  • Wingdale

Tenure options

  • Lease to Own
  • Sale/Purchase
  • Other Tenure Agreement

Property Requirements

Acreage to lease (total)

  • 21-50
  • 51-100

Acreage to lease (tillable)

  • 0-5

Description of buildings

Would like on site housing for the farm crew to live in, also to have communal space to offer workshops and gatherings.  Ideal but not required: Propagation house, high tunnels for processing and drying herbs, dry storage for seed and storing bulk herbs, storage for tools and amendments.   

Description of equipment

Tilling equipment

Description of water access

Minimum 40 psi for overhead and drip irrigation ideal: pond, well water, town water hookup

Farm Business

Primary crops or livestock

  • Apiary
  • Educational or Non-Profit
  • Field Crops
  • Flowers
  • Herbs
  • Homesteading
  • Orchard
  • Permaculture

Primary crops or livestock description

Will focus on producing a veriety of annual herbs and perennial crops that will be harvested and preserved for plant-based medicine. Grown in 1/8 acre test plots for first 1-3 years to establish markets.     

Marketing method(s)

sliding scale community supported apothecary wholesale and retail dried herbs

Business plan

In progress

Will your operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?

Yes

Experience and education

  • Farm apprenticeship
  • On-farm work experience/employment