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Property Location
461 Silvernails Road, Pine Plains, NY
[Columbia County]
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127 acres available
16 open acres for farming
50 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):

Emfuleni Farm is made up of 127 acres, located in Pine Plains NY. In addition to serving as my family's residential home, we have two 18th Century styled barns; one of which has been completely remodeled into a 9-stall, fully-equipped horse barn. Furthermore, over the last two years we have worked to develop a 100x100 ft organic vegetable garden which we are looking to expand in order to serve the surrounding community. Over the past five years my family has been working to revive the land in order to create a nature sanctuary that inspires sustainable living and regenerative agriculutral practices. We firmly believe that the American food system is in a dire state and our mission is to re-establish a connection with nature's resources and nutritious food.  We are looking for partners with expertise in organic, climate-smart farming practices to help us turn our dream into a reality.

Farm history / past uses of the property:

Previously named Silver Nails Mares Thoroughbred Farm, the property was used as an equine breeding facility.

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

  • Fencing
  • Water access
  • Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
  • Farmer housing
  • Equipment available for sale or lease
  • Electrical Access

Water access description:

This property is the site where the Roeliff Jansen Kill river and the Shekomeko Creek converge. All year round we have flowing water that feeds both our garden as well as the property's lawns. 

Barns/structures description:

Emfuleni farm is home to three barns/structures. On the west side of the Roeliff Jansen Kill river sit two 18th century styled barns, both of which are 4,000 square feet. As previously mentioned, one is a fully functioning, 9-stall horse barn featuring state of the art wash stalls, a feeding room, tack room, and office. Incuded is a premiere outdoor arena and 24-hour security. In addition to the main barn, there are four open-styled stables. The other barn, while it has great potential, requires renovations in order to secure its structure. On the east side of the river is the Blue Barn, a 10,000 squarefoot structure. Currently we use this space for storage, however, it has existing infrastructure for 14 stalls and has the potential to be remodeled into an indoor greenhouse, additional housing for livestock, indoor riding arena, etc.

Farmer housing description:

On-site 1,500 square foot apartment. Consists of two bedrooms, one bathroom and a fully functioning kitchen.

Crops and Livestock

Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals, Hay

Types of livestock permitted on the property:

Equine, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry

Livestock/crops description :

Livestock: 2 horses and 18 chickens Produce: we grow a variety of fruits and vegetables

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

Farm Management, Partnership

Description of tenure options:

We are in search of a farm manager to oversee agricultural production and barn management. This position could either be a salary position or be set up as a partnership with a business-minded individual interested in helping us realize our mission to create a model for sustainable living. This position requires expertise in organic farming practices and knowledge in business management.  No possibility for lease to buy as land not subdividable for sale. 

Additional Information

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

The farm is located on conservation land. The only requirement we have is that all agricultural practices are climate smart and 100% organic.

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?:

Negotiable

Are you willing to have the public on the property as a part of the farm business?:

Negotiable