462- Field and Barn

Ghent, NY, Columbia County

For Lease Business Partnership Farm Management
Updated

Acres Available

3

Open Tillable Acres

3

Wooded (or other) Acres

0

Infrastructure

  • black outline barn icon Barns - Equipment Storage
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
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Crops Permitted

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline of a flower Flowers or Ornamentals
  • black outline of a wheat germ Grains
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Condition & Current Use

A well drained open field of 3 acres on a western sloping hillside with a 3 story side hill barn situated along side the road at the top of the slope. (approx 1500 sf per floor w/ the ground floor and access to the upper third floor availble for a total of 3,000 sf.)  Cover crops that were planted in in 2015 thru 2017 were rye, sudex and red clover. In the fall of 2018 organic garlic was planted and harvested successfully in July, 2019. The garlic farmer has moved on now leaving the field and barn available. A  cover crop of rye was planted in the fall of 2019. The barn has new 200 amp service, is structurally sound and water tight. No water on site currently but the possibilty of a well dug to accessible watertable at base of field slope if water required per crop requirements and / or a stationary re-fillable water tank could be located at the top of the hill by the barn and fed through a gravity irrigation system down slope into the planted field. 

Soil Types

Knickerbocker - Sandy loam soil. Soil test taken Nov. 2017: PH : 6.6. A no. of cover crops have been planted since 2016 ( see below) to increase IM and nitrogen levels. Organic matter (humus) % is 3.43. Please see attached soils information documents!

Farm History & Past Use

This is a1850 farm property. Our family lives in the original farm house across the street from the field and barn. The field has not been not farmed over the past decade or so. Previously the field had been planted with pumpkins and corn. In 2018 -19 organic garlic was grown and harvested successfully in the field. The garlic farmer is moved on at the end of 2019 and the field and barn are now available for lease. 2022 update: The Covid pandemic of saw a gap in use across  two years by a farmer. Field and barn await use.  

Tenure Options

Tenure Options

For Lease Business Partnership Farm Management

Looking for a short term lease and or partnership going forward with someone who has farming experience and references. Potential CSA use or extension of similar existing operation in the area.  Open for discussion and ideas with farmers, restaurant owners, small batch distillers, etc... 

Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?

No

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?

No

Production Preferences

Livestock / Crops Description

Unfenced field. The field is most suitable for crops.

Crops Permitted

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline of a flower Flowers or Ornamentals
  • black outline of a wheat germ Grains
  • black outline hay icon Hay

Preferred Farming Method

Other

Farm Infrastructure

  • black outline barn icon Barns - Equipment Storage
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access

Barns for Equipment/Storage

3 storey sidehill barn 20 feet from roadside. Excellent access. The barn is dry and plumb with new 200 amp service. Approx 1,500 sf per floor with the ground and third floor hayloft available.

Additional Property Information

To be discussed dependant on the proposed usage of the land. 

Current Land Zoning

Agricultural

Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?

Unsure

Can the public be on the property as a part of the farm business?

Negotiable

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