Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
Good condition fields for hay production and grazing, several small areas needing thistle control. Some is used for hay,some horse pasture, much of it is just cut a couple times a year to control weeds as I don't have time to do much more!
Farm history / past uses of the property:
My farm is a slice of paradise. It was once part of a 700 acre Dutch estate. Who knows all it has been used for over its 220 year history! But I know in the last 100 years it predominantly housed heritage breeds of beef and dairy cattle and sheep, in addition to hay and various feed crops.
Infrastructure and equipment:
- Water access
- Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
- Farmer housing
- Electrical Access
Water access description:
Well and pump at the barn.
8 stall horse barn, run in shelter. Large Quonset hut that could be purposed for sheep, goats, cattle or hay storage.
Farmer housing description:
We have a large house and unused bedrooms, but only an exceptional fit to our family would be considered to live on-site.
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
Horses, chickens are currently onsite. Would love to get an integrated grazing system set up with other species. We have large plots for gardens, and currently produce tomatoes, hot peppers, herbs, potatoes, melons, beans, leafy greens etc for our family. Would love to do more.
Description of tenure options:
Open to many good partnerships, including someone who wanted to operate fairly independently to someone who could work hand in hand on integrative farming. My most immediate need is help fencing in large sections of the acreage to put more animals in. Could see any number of mutually beneficial arrangements, depending on whether the prospective farmer has equipment, knowledge, labor and/or capital to invest.
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
I prefer regenerative, integrated, sustainable methods. I like to avoid chemicals when possible but I'm not against very limited cases. I personally know more about animals that crop farming but open to learning. I will not work with anyone whose primary drive is to extract maximum profit at the cost of the integrity of my land. My preference initially would be to build out fencing on maybe another 20 acres and then think about crop rotation and hay on the rest.
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:
It's a slice of heaven.