Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
This property is currently leased and managed for certified organic hay. There is not an immediate opportunity to lease the property as the contract is still intact with the organic farmer. Approximately 8 acres fenced.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
In the family since early 1800s. Was a dairy until the 70s-80s when it transitioned to a beef cow/calf operation. Been hayed by a local dairy since then.
Infrastructure and equipment:
- Water access
- Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
- Farmer housing
- Electrical Access
Water access description:
Older barn with substantial hay/equipment storage capacity. Has both water and electric access.
Farmer housing description:
There is a tenant house on property that may become available. Not currently open.
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
To be discussed. Property is in the northern part of Herkimer county about 15 miles from Utica. Best suited for crops and hay, but would be open to discussing new and innovative uses of the land. There are a number of wooded acres also owned in addition the 130 open and tillable acreage.
Description of tenure options:
Seeking long-term lease or partnership.
Current land zoning:
Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?:
Preferred farming method:
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
Property is certified organic and would like to keep the certification.