Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
The property was originally a dairy farm and is now a hay farm.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
Infrastructure and equipment:
- Water access
- Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
- Farmer housing
Water access description:
We are planning to create a 4-5 acre retention pond and we expect to have access to either the town water supply or a drilled well.
There is a large dairy barn that we intend to refurbish/renovate.
Farmer housing description:
We plan to either restore the current farmhouse or build a brand new structure.
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
We would like to have egg-laying chickens, alpacas and a few other low-maintenance animals.
Description of tenure options:
We are developing an agri-residential community in Livingston Manor and we would like to consult with and eventually hire/partner with a farmer to grow vegetables/fruits (and potentially raise egg-laying chickens) for the community. It's essentially a hyper local CSA on property to be funded by the homeowners. We would also like a farmer that is comfortable interfacing with the community and potentially educating them about farming (not required but preferred).
Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?:
Preferred farming method:
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
We plan to have both a production farm and an education farm/garden area.
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:
We are building an agri-residential development which will incorporate a working farm to benefit both the residents of the development and, potentially, the local community. We're looking to work with a local farmer based in Sullivan county.