Dryden, NY, Cortland County
Open Tillable Acres
Wooded (or other) Acres
Condition & Current Use
We Homestead and commercially produce Shiitake Mushrooms. we have a well built pasture with goats and have experimented with rotational grazing goats on parts of the property with a shrubby underbrush component. As we have built the farm we have placed an emphasis on having the high traffic and commonly visited things close to the house with the Zone approach of permaculture design, for example the green house and gardens as well as tool shed, beyond the grape arbor and Chicken Coop/Duck Barn is a Goat pasture...
On site water resources are plentiful and we have developed gravity fed water systems for most areas, ideal for low pressure drip.
Farm History & Past Use
Finger Lakes Greenery is open to all of the following:
Short-term lease (1-4 years), Medium-term lease (5 -10 years), Long-term lease (11 - 25 years, +), or farm management agreement (negotiable terms).
NOTE - the farm management agreement option could include all or part of the Shiitake Mushroom operation, could include an additional 40 acres of woodland, and possibly the addition of an additional 25 acres of pasture land currently used for organic dairy by Organic Valley Farms.
Price for Lease Per Acre
Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?
Livestock / Crops Description
right now we have 8 goats in the pasture with room for many more, a well designed fruit & vegetable production, a road-side veggie & egg stand. previously we have raised ducks & chickens via rotational methods selling both eggs and birds.
Preferred Farming Method
We have a 10 acre pasture that is very well built of 4' woven wire (2" X 4") with 2 top strands of barbed wire and 1 strand of electric wire, currently this houses the goats.
the garden is fenced with 4' woven wire (4" X 4") on top of a 2' bottom row of wire mesh hardware cloth
3 ponds, gravity fed frost free hydrants and potable spring box, plus the well at the house.
pretty nice 3 bedroom (1000 sq ft). We completely remodeled the place quite recently, and will upload photos (share more upon request).
good size attached garage that has been optimized for shop work
Additional Property Information
None, however our personal preference would be foul and ruminants versus swine or other unclean animals
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
We acquired the house separately from the land which was farmed by our relatives who leased it all through the depression up until late 1950's, the 28 acres is basically contiguous to the additional 40 acre woods and 25 acre pastures