The electronRanch

Spencer, NY, Tompkins County

For Sale
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Acres Available

7

Open Tillable Acres

7

Wooded (or other) Acres

0

Infrastructure

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Crops Permitted

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Livestock Permitted

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Condition & Current Use

Part of a Century Farm.  7 acres total, bordering Spencer Road and Brown Road.   8 miles South of Ithaca, NY in Tompkins County, Town of Danby.

Easy access between 500 Brown Road and 536 Brown Road, Spencer, NY 14883.  Access from Rte 34/96 (Spencer Road) as well. 

It is an odd shape:   5-acre square bordering Rte 34/Spencer Rd., and then a 2 acre rectangle bordering Brown Road where there are hamlet water, power and cable lines.  The 2 pieces join at a corner, about 30’ wide. 

The soil is excellent and drains well – the lightly rolling land was used for grazing in the past and has been fallow for a long time.  Could be a nice small farm.  Very private setting.  Large trees on the boundaries. 

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Farm History & Past Use

Our Century Farm was begun in 1808 by the Todd family.  They were dairy farmers.  We are the second owners.  We have been here since 1988.  We have horses and make hay on our 100 acres.  The parcel offered is now separated from the main farm by rte 34/96, the Spencer Road.  It has been fallow for at least 50 years, but had been used for grazing and hay and corn production since the early 19th century. 

Tenure Options

Tenure Options

For Sale

Prefer an outright sale.

Sale Price or Estimated Market Value

$59,000

Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?

Negotiable

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?

No

Production Preferences

Livestock / Crops Description

All.  The land is lightly rolling.  (not flat)

Crops Permitted

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline of a flower Flowers or Ornamentals
  • black outline of a wheat germ Grains
  • black outline hay icon Hay
  • black outline other crops icon Other Crops

Livestock Permitted

  • black outline cow icon Cattle - Beef
  • black outline dairy icon Cattle - Dairy
  • black outline horse icon Equine
  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a pig Pigs
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
  • Black outline of a bee Bees

Preferred Farming Method

No method

Farm Infrastructure

  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Water Access

West Danby hamlet water is piped down Brown Road.  Very reasonably priced. 

Additional Property Information

We would like to sell this property intact to one farmer, to build a home and farming structures as needed.  The rolling land is conducive to building burmed structures. 

Is the Property Conserved

No

Current Land Zoning

Agricultural

Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?

No

Can the public be on the property as a part of the farm business?

Yes

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