Grace Farm

Hammondsport, NY, Steuben County

Farm Management Cooperative Model Other Tenure Agreement
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Acres Available

16

Open Tillable Acres

8

Wooded (or other) Acres

8

Infrastructure

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  • Black outline of a fence Fencing
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Crops Permitted

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  • black outline apple icon Fruits
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Livestock Permitted

  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
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Condition & Current Use

Currently one of our 16 acres is dedicated to the cultivation of 250 semi-dwarf apple trees, which we planted in 2018. They are fenced in due to the high deer pressure here. The rest of the property is a mix of fields and woods. We overlook the prettiest of all the Finger Lakes.

Soil Types

12.36 acres of Mardin, 1.58 Lordstown-Arnot, 1.21 Volusia, 0.25 Bath. Total said group acres: 15.40

Farm History & Past Use

This property was once part of a major vineyard. There is no trace of that vineyard here any longer and about 5 years ago some of the fields were planted with buckwheat. 

Tenure Options

Tenure Options

Farm Management Cooperative Model Other Tenure Agreement

We are open to discussion about the terms of this arrangement. So much depends on the chemistry between as and a shared vision. 

Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?

Negotiable

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?

No

Production Preferences

Livestock / Crops Description

Ideally we are looking for someone to graze sheep (with preferably some baby dolls) and possibly goats on the rest of our land. We have roughly 5 acres of pasture with a mix of grasses including birdsfoot, clover, vetch and timothy. The other acreage is wooded. 

An apiary would be another great use of our land due to the proximity of Keuka Lake and our apple orchard. We have some equipment for beekeeping, but need someone else to do the beekeeping as I am allergic to bee stings unfortunately!

Poultry is a possibility.

Out of our total acreage, the amount of acreage available for use is negotiable.

Crops Permitted

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline of a flower Flowers or Ornamentals
  • black outline of a wheat germ Grains
  • black outline hay icon Hay

Livestock Permitted

  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
  • Black outline of a bee Bees

Preferred Farming Method

Organic (not certified) Regenerative/Sustainable

Farm Infrastructure

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  • Black outline of a fence Fencing
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Fencing

We have an eight-foot fence around our one-acre apple orchard.

Water Access

We have one well for the farm.

Additional Property Information

In general we are interested in regenerative practices and tending to the soil health of our land. We are using holistic practices to grow our apples and plan to convert to permaculture with our orchard. 

Is the Property Conserved

No

Current Land Zoning

Agricultural

Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?

Yes

Can the public be on the property as a part of the farm business?

Yes

Additional Information About This Property

Mostly gently sloping with one field at a steeper incline. All fields can be farmed. In addition to creating a viable and sustainable farm, we would like to see this as a teaching farm educating the public about permaculture. There is easy access to our farm and we are situated in the middle of the wine country, which brings many tourists to this part of the world Spring, Summer and Fall. The area also benefits from the microclimate due to the lake that we overlook. It's truly a stunning piece of property. 

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