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Property Location
459 Old Post Road, Ghent, NY
[Columbia County]
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3 acres available
3 open acres for farming
0 wooded acres / other

Property Description

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!

Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):

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.)  Recent 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 this past July.. The current garlic farmer is moving on now leaving the field and barn available. A  cover crop of rye will be 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. 

Farm history / past uses of the property:

This is a1880s farm property. My family lives in the original farmhouse across the street from the field and barn. The field has not been not farmed over the past decade or so. Last year organic garlic was grown and harvested successfully in half of the field. The garlic farmer is moving on and the field and barn are now available for lease.  A decade or so ago, the field was previously planted with pumpkins and corn. 

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

  • Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
  • Electrical Access

Barns/structures description:

3 storey sidehill barn 20 feet from roadside.Ground and third floor avaiable @ 2 x 1,500 sf each = 3,000 sf.  Dry and plumb with new 200 amp service. Approx 1,500 sf per floor with the ground and third floor hayloft available.

Crops and Livestock

Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals, Hay

Livestock/crops description :

Unfenced field. the field is most suitable for crops.

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership

Description of tenure options:

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... 

Additional Information

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

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

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?:

No

Are you willing to have the public on the property as a part of the farm business?:

Negotiable