Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
Land is fallow except for a few tree and berry bush plantings. Topsoil is excellent — 14 inches in some fields. See maps below for further detail.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
Dairy for 150 years. Mostly hay and pasture. Occasional maple syrup and ginseng. Before barn burned, only non-organic items were penicillin if bacterial count went too high, and supplemental feed in winter.
Infrastructure and equipment:
- Water access
- Farmer housing
- Electrical Access
Water access description:
The spring water is beautiful and has never stopped. Since the mid-60s there's a well (put in when the previous owner went over 35 cows) but planning to recap the spring that fed the farm for a century.
Farmer housing description:
Old frame farmhouse, ~2,400 sq ft, 5 bedrooms, mud room, woodshed.
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
Except for a few of my plantings, fields are for hay and fallow.
Description of tenure options:
Would like to develop a relationship beginning with rent or lease, leading to some kind of cooperative arrangement.
Current land zoning:
Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?:
Preferred farming method:
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
Permaculture (+ biodynamics?), regenerative organic
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:
Looking for a farm couple / farmer with experience in any of vegetables, berries, fruit, mushrooms, medicinal herbs and livestock to re-create a farm, preferably using permaculture (+ biodynamics?).
There’s plenty of water, sun and worms. The barn burned down. The land is organic (unofficially). This is a unique opportunity for the right people to establish an operation from scratch.