85 Pressler Road ( across the street from 85), Plattekill ( Wallkill mailing address), NY
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30 acres available
4 open acres for farming
20 wooded acres / other
Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
The open field portions are relatively flat. There are two high power lines with a 250 easement from center of lines. Central Hudson will allow gardens, and anything flat inside 250 feet easement, other wise can use other parts of the land. The land has not been cultivated for at least 40 years, only haying has been done by a neighbor, but that may have stopped recently. Used priviously for corn, the two old apple trees still produce apples, and animal grazing. Land part of a farm over 200 acres years ago, and was located on both sides of the street. The land is located in two counties, Orange and Ulster. We prefer the land use in Ulster ( 4.6), and a portion in back in Orange, all zoned for agriculture. Honey prduction, and above ground beds could work. Peppers, berries, any produce with short shelf life has been suggested. A roadside stand is a possibility. We will build a shed, bring in electricity, and have a well dug.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
As was mentioned, the land was a farm, partly wooded, some fiels, and a corner of a pond belogs to us.
Infrastructure and equipment:
There is a fence at the southern border we use, the middle fence mainly for Central Hudson's crew use to check the lines and poles, and a third fence on the north part we use. Road is elementary. Note: 4.6 acres in Ulster County SBL 108.3-6-14 while the rest in Orange County SBL: 4-2-43
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
Chickens and small animals. A couple of horses o.k. Corn used to grow on land a neighbor informed me,
Price for lease per acre:
Don't know yet. What the area rate is, see below.
Description of tenure options:
Lease length depens on needs of the farmer.
Current land zoning:
Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?:
Preferred farming method:
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
as per zoning codes
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:
The soil testing needs repeating by someone who knows how to do this properly, and area that is of interest. A neighbor who raised pigs and chickens next door, then had them sent out for butchering, suggested on our property; ajies, peppers, berries ( with a short life span), and someone from Cornell extension who visied said that bee hives would work as wild flowers in area. Also, growing above ground veggies and fruits.