Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
The farm acres are part of a larger preserve owned by the Adirondack Land Trust (adirondacklandtrust.org). The two fields have historically been used for hay and pasture, but have largely fallow for several years. This spring we have done significant work to clear the field including removing trees, brushogging, and improving site access. We hope to open this property to public and establish a trail system in the coming years. Portions of the hedge rows surrounding the fields are being used for a maple sugaring operation.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
The most recent known use was as horse pasture.
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
These fields are likely best suited for hay or pasture. We are open to all types of agriculture that are compatible with the property and its use as a public preserve. We aim to retain a protion of the fields as dedicated pollinator habitat. This area is yet to be established.
Description of tenure options:
The land trust will retain the underlying fee ownership of the land, but can work with the farmer to develop a suitable lease or tenure arrangement. No residence is or likely will be located on the property.
Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?:
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
We request no pesticides or herbicides as we aim to have a pollinator habitat within a small portino of the agricultural fields. This area is highly visible and provides scenic views, which may limit certain structure sizes or locations etc.This is zoned by the town as R-1 Rural Residence which allows agriculture. APA Land Use Class is Resource Management.
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:
Given this properties scenic vista, any needed structures will hopefully be as minimally disruptive as possible.