Alden, NY, Erie County
Open Tillable Acres
Wooded (or other) Acres
Condition & Current Use
This 81-acre farm in Alden, NY comes complete with all land, buildings and a house. Equipment for haying and gardening is being sold separately.
The farm has approximately 50 acres of pasture and cropland with productive soils. The remainder is wooded with a mix of conifers and broad-leaf trees, including maple. The last timber harvest was in the 1980s.
The property was a dairy farm when the current owner purchased it to raise sheep, pigs, chickens, and vegetables. It is currently used to grow vegetables and is hayed for income. Barn space and pasture were leased to a meat goat farmer until spring 2021. Synthetic chemicals and fertilizers have not been used on the property since the current owner acquired it in the 1980s.
The property will be hayed in 2022 if it is not sold before June.
Farm History & Past Use
The property was a dairy farm when the current owner purchased it. It has been used to raise goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, vegetables and hay. Synthetic chemicals and fertilizers have not been used on the property since the current owner acquired it in the 1980s.
The owner is ready to retire and would like to sell. He will consider a lease-to-own arrangement.
Sale Price or Estimated Market Value
Sale Website Listing
Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?
Gardening and haying equipment are being sold separately from the property.
A five-acre pasture adjacent to the barn is fenced.
The barn has its own well. Water from this well also runs to a spigot in the vegetable garden where sprinklers are used to water. The fenced pasture adjacent to the barn has a pond.
Barns for Equipment/Storage
The farmstead includes a barn, silo, chicken coop and storage shed. A new roof was put on the barn in 2019. All buildings have 200 amp electric service.
The 2240-square foot house with five bedrooms and two baths was built in 1947. The house has a full basement, first floor laundry room, an eat-in kitchen with a pellet stove, and a living room with a wood-burning fireplace.
Additional Property Information
The new owner will decide what farming methods to use. Alden adopted a right-to-farm law in 2011 (https://ecode360.com/31697309).