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 by one of our neighbors on 50/50 share, 5 acres of row crop land available on site and more acreage available across the street on the flat lands . All available farmland is organic certifiable immediately.
Land has been used for rotational grazing with sheep for 4 years, and last 2 years we added cows from neighbor farm. Last season we had 50 lambs, which were sold life to a neighboring farm for processing.
70 acres with swales spaced for pasture and/or haying with large house/ large work shop garage/ barn/ 2 greenhouses
Of the 70 acres - 5 acres open fields with well - 20 acres used currently for animal rotation - 44 acres chestnut trees along swales - 1 acre of hazelnuts
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 pond has been built, and will be used in the future. Concrete water tank in field near 7A.
Structures include a two-bay garage with access to a shower and toilet.
Also available is 1 heated 20x40 greenhouse, 1 20x60 high tunnel hoophouse, and 5 acres of field on site, extra acreage available across the street at Copake Flatlands
Farmer housing description:
Land has a 1 family house with double garage.
Near barn is a large trailer, barn studio, a tiny house for workers with access to seperate set of shower/ toilet.
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
Lifestock farmer to start on 20 acres with small animals, future possible to expand to have larger animals. Last fall we planted in the upper 50 acres hazel & chestnut trees as seedlings in rows 50-80 feet apart which allows for haying and future animal expansion, which allows for about 40 acres of haying and future pasture land.
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 partial with options to pay rent with product exchange, as well option to purchase.
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.
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