Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
300 blueberry bushes in fenced enclosure. Additional room for another 200-300 blueberry bushed inside fenced enclosure. Small greenhouse, small barn, tractor and other tools available additional flat cleared land in full sun for planting in raised beads or that could be fenced. Partially shaded areas possible for planting as well.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
I was told it was at one time a potato farm. It was undeveloped land for about 20 years and then my husband and I began clearing the land in 2010 and constructed the buildings and other infrastructure since then.
Infrastructure and equipment:
- Water access
- Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
- Equipment available for sale or lease
- Electrical Access
Water access description:
Well with faucet close to fenced area and green house. Drip irrigation system in blueberry field. Can be expanded.
16 x 20 wooden barn with electic, walk in cooler for fruit and vegetable storage and commercial freezer. 8 x 12 plastic green house with tables for seed germination.
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
Right now there are only blueberries. Anything that needed a lot of flat space would not be appropriate. A neighbor has chickens, but lots of livestock would not be appropriate.
Description of tenure options:
I would be most interested in leasing the farm portion of the land for a multi-year period (likely 5 years) to someone who would take on the bulk of the risk and reward. I would like to retain an advisory role and could invest in further development and infrastructure. There is a current farm manager who I think would like to continue to be involved in some capacity, but who would probably not be available off-season.
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
I would like the farm to be certified naturally grown as it is now or organic. There are neighbors so appearance, smells, dust, noise, etc. could be of concern.
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:
My husband died in December 2016 and this summer was the first year that there were enough blueberries to market. We had intended to grow the farm into other fruits and vegetables, but I have realized it is more that I can do myself. I am still working full time in New York City.