Grindstone Farm

Pulaski, NY, Oswego County

For Lease Business Partnership Farm Management Other Tenure Agreement
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Acres Available

235

Open Tillable Acres

60

Wooded (or other) Acres

60

Infrastructure

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Crops Permitted

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline of a wheat germ Grains
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Livestock Permitted

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Condition & Current Use

With 40 years of local organic produce farming experience — 32 years NOFA certified organic produce — Grindstone Farm, a well-known leader in organic produce for Syracuse, Watertown NY, CNY and Northern New York, has been farming high-quality organic fruits and vegetables, and we provide local delivery. We are growers and serve as a link between you and other organic farms to offer fresh, natural dairy, meats (pasture-raised organic and GMO-free), organic dried fruits, nuts, honey, maple syrup, juices, and a wide variety of pantry items. We provide home delivery, group site delivery, and on-farm pick-up all year round. We also host a local on-farm market each Friday weekly throughout the year. 

Soil Types

windsor and williamson sandy loam

Farm History & Past Use

History and more information listed on our website www.Grindstonefarm.com.

Tenure Options

Tenure Options

For Lease Business Partnership Farm Management Other Tenure Agreement

Willing to lease on short term with a fucus on long term as owners retire. Possibility of sale in the future.

Preferably long term with option to purchase. Farm owner seeks experienced responsible organic grower to lighten his load by assuming production, marketing and labor management responsibilities. Options are available, share cropping, leasing, purchase as well as other transactional opportunities. 

 

Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?

Yes

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?

No

Production Preferences

Livestock / Crops Description

A variety of livestock has been pasture-raised at Grindstone over the years—chickens, guinea keets, geese, pigs, turkeys—but in the last 25 years  we have focused on turkeys and pigs

Crops Permitted

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline of a wheat germ Grains
  • black outline hay icon Hay
  • black outline other crops icon Other Crops

Livestock Permitted

  • Black outline of a pig Pigs
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry

Preferred Farming Method

Organic (certified)

Farm Infrastructure

  • black outline barn icon Barns - Equipment Storage
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • black outline tractor icon Equipment
  • black outline house icon Farmer housing
  • Black outline of a fence Fencing
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Equipment

Four tractors varying in horsepower from 100 to 25, all miscellaneous equipment accumulated over the past 40 years is available, including potato and specific small scale vegetable equipment.  Major vegetable production areas are covered by overhead and drip irrigation. One acre high tunnel, 6 bays 330 feet long available for intensive vegetable production. Walk in cooler, insulated and cooled storage trailers maintain crops post harvest.  Delivery vans, trucks and farm vehicles resident on property. 

 

 

all equipment is available not new but in working condition. 

one acre (6 bays 350 feet long) of Haygrove high tunnels

Coolers and vehicles

Fencing

A variety of livestock has been pasture-raised at Grindstone over the years—chickens, guinea keets, geese, pigs, turkeys—but in more recent years, we have focused on turkeys and pigs with appropriate fencing to protect from predators. 

Water Access

North branch of Grindstone Creek flows through the property. The farm is also home to a seven acre spring fed pond, the tributaries of which supply irrigation water for crops even during the driest years. We have solid set irrigation to cover approximately 12 acres.

Barns for Equipment/Storage

There are a number of small barns and structures on the property that serve tool and equipment storage, grading, packing, truck loading, produce sales and office.

Farmer Housing

A 14 x 65 mobile home with tip out on municipal water containing 3 bedrooms, 2 baths is available for the appropriate farm manager candidate. We also have a selection of campers/ off-grid housing available. 

 

3 bed 2 bath mobile home available.

Additional Property Information

Looking for a candidate eperienced  with CSA, direct marketing with some wholesale. We are zoned for agriculture and enjoy the benefits of that designation.

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

Farm and business are still operating on a year round basis. Grindstone is located just 1/2 mile east of Interstate 81, situated halfway between Syracuse and Watertown and 4 miles from Lake Ontario. The town of Pulaski is just 4 miles north and provides a variety of shopping, dining and recreational opportunities. 

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