One Month 

  • Buy farm
  • Bring on Investors
  • Register The New York Flower Farm LLC

Three Months 

  • Find forester to survey and deforest unwanted trees on the property
  • Order and install bare roots 
  • Make a deal with Hudson Valley Oil Press and prep land for sunflower install 
  • Create extensive parking area for farm visitors 
  • Begin working with Cornell University's Dutchess County Agriculture Program 
  • Prepare lawn sites with additives and lay down seed
  • Create Blueberry agenda and coordinate with any potential buyers 
  • Reach out to call flower shops and dealers to gage their interest in sunflowers

Six Months

Logistics

  • Install trees and shrubs
  • Put on our first Blueberry Festival  
  • Plant plugs for native cut flowers
  • Reach out to wedding planners and list farm as venue
  • Put on a few low cost weddings

One Year

 

  • Obtain enough capital to build Farm store
  • Make deals with local small businesses to sell their items in our store

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Innovators 

 

Industry Innovators

Below we have researched what we call industry innovators. These are people and organizations that excel creatively, efficiently and financially in their field. Their leaders range from farmer, to cut flower grower, owners of agri-tourism and eco-tourism businesses, and people who engage the public uniquely through nature. 

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Neversink Farms, Catskills, NY

Conor Crickmore and his wife Kate, gross over $350,000 per year on their farm which is only an acre and a half in size. Neversink farms is extremely efficient and focused, cultivating only two or three types of tomatoes rather than 10 verities. This allowed them to prefect their methods of production and provide top quality produce. From climate controlled hoop houses, to slight tweaks in their treatment of their crops, they have become masters of a system that pays great dividends. This video lays it out: Grossing $350,000 on 1.5 Acres of High Intensity, No-Till Vegetable Production - Neversink Farm

Take away: While Neversink specializes in vegetable production, their methods are illuminating and inspiring. They serve as an example of how mastery of small scale production can easily out perform and out profit mediocre large scale operations.

 

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Design Features and Images of Farm

 
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Entrance 

 
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