Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
The land is currently being used for pasture of 70 sheep, 6 cows and haying b y one of our neighbors on 50/50 share, 5 acres of row crop land available on site and 7-9 acres across the street on the flat lands . All available farmland is organic certifiable immediately.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
This farm was originally used for corn and soy 5 years ago, now pasture in lower parts and biodynamic haying by Camphill Village Farms.
It has been five complete years since any application of Certified Organic prohibited substances, so the land is now organic certifiable. The land has also been under biodynamic management for the past four years. We welcome a holistic and ethical approach to farming.
Infrastructure and equipment:
- Water access
- Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
- Farmer housing
- Electrical Access
Water access description:
Water sources include three wells, two drilled wells, and one point well. Hillside retention ponds are being planned.
Structures include a two-bay garage with access to a shower and toilet; Half of the garage is available for rent.
Also available is 1 heated 20 x 40 greenhouse, 1 20x60 high tunnel hoophouse, and 5 acres of field on site amd 7-9 acres across the street at Copake flatlands
Farmer housing description:
Housing available nearby.
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
The available acres are equipped for the production of most crops for no-till farming; the current infastructure will serve well for fruits and vegetables production. We don't require Organic Certification but we require organic methods of production.
Description of tenure options:
Lease with options to pay rent with product exchange.
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
We require organic methods for production.
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?:
Are you willing to have the public on the property as a part of the farm business?:
Any additional information about this property:
The views from the farm is exceptionally beautiful. It is located across from the Copake Agricultural Center and walking distance to the town center.