Millerton, NY, Dutchess County
Open Tillable Acres
Wooded (or other) Acres
Condition & Current Use
A certified organic salad greens operation was run for four years on 5,400 ft2 of permanent beds (24 beds, 30" wide, 90' long). The farm has one high-tunnel (30X96') that was used for year-round production with row covers (there is no heat), and two 30X96' growing areas outdoors. A wash/pack hoop house is adjacent with infrastructure for rinsing and packing greens, including: 100 gallon bubble rinse station, washing machine spinner, two large refrigerators, small freezer, storage shelves, hand-washing sink, and stainless steel tables. There is a small propagation area in the wash/pack. A small Coolbot trailer was used for short cooling periods.
The farm and land are currently not in use, but the owners will be building a house in the coming years and planting an orchard in one of the present fields.
Farm History & Past Use
A certified organic salad greens operation was run for four years until closed.
Short-term lease preferred (2-3 years to start). Owner asks lease agreement to cover costs of electricity service. Landowner will request a business plan from interested farmers. Incoming farmer must use organic practices or be certified.
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?
Livestock / Crops Description
No livestock permitted. Incoming farmers should use organic methods or be certified. The land is already organic.
Preferred Farming Method
6' high deer fencing around outdoor beds
5 GPM well with overhead irrigation in high-tunnel and sprinklers outdoors, all controlled wirelessly
Barns for Equipment/Storage
30X96' high-tunnel with circulation fans, and 14.5X40' wash/pack house with electricity
Additional Property Information
Farmer will need to maintain records for future organic certification, but does not need to certify the operation. Farm inputs, pest and disease management needs to be done organically. No livestock/animals permitted.
Is the Property Conserved
Current Land Zoning
Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?
Can the public be on the property as a part of the farm business?
Additional Information About This Property
Owner can provide salad green operation financials, and help with access to local farmers market, farm markets, and restaurants.