Keeseville, NY, Essex County
Open Tillable Acres
Wooded (or other) Acres
Condition & Current Use
Beautiful 125+ acres of farmland located in Adirondack region (Keeseville, NY) available for an organic farmer with 5+ years' experience to manage and operate. Ideal candidate has a strong, detailed business plan prepared with a wealth of knowledge and demonstrated skill in successfully managing a farming business utilizing regenerative and sustainable practices. We want to give back to the community through promoting healthy farming practices and give farmers the opportunity to thrive. The land is protected under a nonprofit organization with long-term goals of helping the environment, community, and farmers, particularly those with limited access to land or financial capital. Recent soil tests confirm excellent growing conditions as per Cornell Cooperative Extension experts for wide variety of crops (see soil types listed). Current conditions allow for forage crops with opportunities and preference for vegetables, hops, vineyard, and other specialty crops.
The ideal situation would be to have an experienced farmer who could start growing next season. We are also committed to making the opportunity available to any experienced BIPOC or women farmers.
Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?
Preferred Farming Method
Well water access. We are working with NYSEG to secure power. The property is also pretty flat and bordered by Mud Brook which has been used for irrigation in the past.
Additional Property Information
The farmer who most recently used the land was certified organic. They gave up their certification this season but continued to use organic practices. We require another farmer to use organic farming methods, preferably certified organic.