Hammondsport, NY, Steuben County
Open Tillable Acres
Wooded (or other) Acres
Condition & Current Use
Currently one of our 16 acres is dedicated to the cultivation of 275 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.
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.
We are open to discussion about the terms of this arrangement. So much depends on the chemistry between as and a shared vision.
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?
Livestock / Crops Description
Currently we ony have guinea fowl, but would like to expand with goats, sheep, and chickens. We have equipment for beekeeping, but need someone else to do the beekeeping as I am allergic to bee stings unfortunately!
Preferred Farming Method
We have an eight-foot fence around our one-acre apple orchard.
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 plan to convert from organic to permaculture with our apple orchard. We also have plenty of room for other crops and hope to include vegetables, more fruit, flowers, small livestock, and chickens. The plant guilds in the orchard will include raspberries, herbs, and other perennials. This land is zoned agricultural and the area is a mix of houses, vineyards, and wineries.
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
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.