GRANVILLE, NY, Washington County
Open Tillable Acres
Wooded (or other) Acres
Condition & Current Use
Green Table Farm produced certified organic poultry for sale at the Union Square Greenmarket in New York City. We retired from the business of farming at the end of our 2021 season, and would like to sell or lease the property and infrastructure to another good steward of the land. You could continue a poultry business or new enterprises could include vegetable farming, livestock, flowers, berries, increased grain production, mushrooms or agro forestry activities.
Farm History & Past Use
The farm was originally three dairy farms. In 1980 it was sold to a part-time farmer who raised pigs and most of the fields were in hay production. We bought it in 2012 and have been certified organic since 2014.
The owners would like to find farmers to continue using the existing infrastructure for a farming enterprise, and properly steward the land in organic practices. Use of existing infrastructure and or sale long term tenure is the goal. There are 2 houses on the property and both of them could be available for purchase or lease.
Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?
Livestock / Crops Description
The farmer/owners used the farm for vegetable production to supply their restaurant and catering business in NYC from 2012 until 2018 when the restaurant was closed. We then ramped up the poultry production and raised certified organic pastured chickens, eggs and turkeys for Greenmarkets. The farm is well suited for grazing, but fencing would need to be installed and shelters built as needed. The vegetable production is concentrated in a level ~2.5 acre area of raised beds and in two high tunnels. Production of vegetables and flowers could be increased and other crops, such as berries, added by expanding cultivation into additional fields. Equipment is available for grain seeding and combining as well as general farm use.
Preferred Farming Method
There is a 1 acre pond between fields up the hill. The vegetable production and greenhouses are watered from a well dug in 2019.
Barns for Equipment/Storage
There is a 40'X72' equipment shed which also serves as an area for crop storage, a 30' X 48' propagation greenhouse, and two 30' X 96' high tunnels. A former pig barn has been converted to a brooder for the chicks. 18 chicken huts are used to move pastured poultry in the fields. We have a moveable turkey roost, and a moveable laying roost for the hens.
The larger house is a 2 Bedroom split level ranch. The main living floor has 2 bedrooms, kitchen with new appliances, pantry, full bath, living room with wood stove and loft. The lower level has full laundry, bathroom with shower, open work space and 2 smaller rooms which were formerly bedrooms and we use for farm operations. Heat Pump. Hartford School District.
Second house is the original mid nineteenth century farmhouse on the property. The ground floor was gut renovated in 2019 and has new everything - floors, kitchen, bathroom, wood stove, heat pump. Second floor has one larger and 2 smaller bedroom.
There is a third spot on the dirt road with a pad where there was a trailer that has water, electric and septic.
Additional Property Information
No pesticides or herbicides. Organic certification is not required, but industrial chemicals will not be tolerated.
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
The farm is on two sides of a very quiet dirt town road. The eastern side of the road is hilly with several large open fields and gorgeous views of the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks, as well as many acres of ample woods. The garden, greenhouses and equipment barns are on the west side of the road.