Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
Battenkill Valley farms is located at 15 Plains Road and lies within the Town of Jackson’s Consolidated Ag District 5. The property is 177 acres total with a 12 acre campus with 28 buildings. The campus was originally built in 1983 as a commercial mushroom farm at a cost of $3.5 Million to construct. Currently 20 acres are under cultivation. There are trails throughout the property. Western border of the property aligns with the Class III Battenkill Railroad and the Owlkill Creek, a class III trout stream. The property is accessible from SR 313/Plains Rd, SR 22 via Driscoll Way and a third driveway on SR 313.
This project is a responsible attempt to develop an existing agricultural facility that promotes and complements other Agricultural entities such as Cambridge Valley Livestock Auction, Clark Custom Cutting Services and Hollow Hill Forestry.
The farm is in close proximity to recreational areas and venues such as: Lake Lauderdale County Park, Lauderdale Campground, Battenkill Valley Outdoors, Battenkill Canoe and Kayak, Battenkill State Forest, Eldredge Swamp and the Battenkill River. Plains Road, LLC also owns additional acreage adjacent to the Class III Battenkill Railroad and the Owl Kill Creek. Chapin Air Field, Cambridge Valley Saddle Club and the New York State Museum laboratory are also located on Plains and Fish Hatchery Roads, respectively. The property is currently part of the Washington County Snowmobile Trail.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
Peters Farm Vegetable production 1890-1983
Cambridge Valley Mushroom Farm 1983-1990
Franklin Mushroom Farm 1990-2001
Battenkill Valley Farms 2013-Present
Infrastructure and equipment:
- Water access
- Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
- Farmer housing
- Electrical Access
Water access description:
Two wells on site. Access to public water via the Village of Cambridge municipal waterline. Two ponds for irrigation or livestock. The Owl Kill Creek, a class III trout stream makes up the Western property line.
The facility currently has 3 Phase/1600 Amp service.
24-1500 square foot grow building. Over 50,000 sf of storage space.
7,000 sq ft Packing Plant with offices, conference room, restrooms, locker room, Two loading docks, 1600 square feet of cooler space, 1200 sq ft loft.
4300 sq ft Maintenance shop. 6 Bays, office, restroom, tool room, loft,
1200 sq ft Boiler House. Currently used for storage.
4 bay equipment shed (800 sq ft)
Two small utility sheds.
Several large concrete pads.
Six Concrete Composting lanes (24,000 square feet) Suitable for high tunnel construction,
Farmer housing description:
1800 square foot Ranch style home, 3/4 BR/1 BA. Open style floor plan, large living room, dining room, kitchen, utility room with washer/dryer hook up. Exterior Stucco (Blue Max) with new metal roof 11/2020. On Septic. High speed internet available.