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Property Location
450 Long Road, East Berne, NY
[Albany County]
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101 acres available
50 open acres for farming
40 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Soil types:

NuB Nunda silt loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes 26.07 32.7% 2 67.0 NuC Nunda silt loam, 8 to 15 percent slopes 22.09 27.7% 3 63.5 BuB Burdett silt loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes 14.13 17.7% 3 62.9 NuD Nunda silt loam, 15 to 25 percent slopes 12.42 15.6% 4 54.8 I

Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):

We are seeking a new or expanding farm family to take over our 101.15 acre Holistically managed diverse farm, just 30 minutes to the Capital District and many area markets.  Horticulture Zone 4/5. Sustainable Agricultural practices, great organic potential!  

Excellent grass-based operation for grazing any type of livestock - beef, sheep, alpaca, llama, goats, turkeys, geese, ducks, hens and guineas.  Ethnic market nearby for poultry and goats, expecially.
2007 Morton barn, 36 x 60 with 4 stalls - Priefert fronts, 2 with mats; removable walls for foaling/calving; large pen, or room for 2 more stalls; storage room, tack and feed room areas, attached full length run-in shed and hay storage above;  6 paddocks, 2 with sheds.  Shed at driveway for a "store".
Exceptional 2010 3 Bedroom, 2 full bath custom modular ranch by Manorwood Homes set off the road, 1762 sq/ft. and attic and full, walkout basement with area for future cold storage; double hung window upgrade with screens throughout.  Large southern facing windows provide passive solar benefits.  Excellent opportunity for solar installation as well!
Master Bed suite with walk-in closet, w/w carpet, large windows; full bath includes roomy shower, large mirrors and garden tub.
Second full bath with custom oak cabinet.
Living room/parlor with w/w carpet and picture window with side sliders - total 8' window.
Front entry with sidelight and closet, arched doorways to adjoining rooms.
Carpeted family room with ceiling fan, large windows, open to kitchen and dining area with sliding glass door off dining area -- great for entertaining.
Kitchen has large island with cabinets/drawers and outlet; custom maple cabinets w/ full extension drawers; bump-out sink; appliances --microwave, LP 5 burner professional range with swap-out griddle and convection oven and warming drawer; newer dishwasher; new 2015 French door refrigerator with ice/water; recessed lighting with LED bulbs.
Laundry/mud room with front load washer, LP or electric dryer hookup; custom maple cabinets and deep utility sink.
Propane hot air furnace with humidifier = ~ $1,200/year for propane (heat, dryer, cooking use), electric hot water plumbed for LP. A/C ready.  Yotul "Castine" model woodstove included, located in living area, heats the home well.  Entry lights were custom positioned on hinge side to reduce insects near entry side of doors.
TWO Drilled wells 136' deep with 20  gal/min water servicing house and barns;  one approx. 400' deep and 4 gal/min approved for use in pasture water system (see below grant information); private septic.  Also 2 dug wells on property.
Additional shed on south section. 1600'  /- road frontage, both sides of road. Foxenkill Creek on southern line, 3 seasonal streams, springs, rolling hills of hay, wooded areas, pond, trails.  Private cemetery dates to late 1700's.   Foundation on southern portion along creek.
Plenty of opportunity, well drained soils throughout, excellent soil on south section near creek. Soil Ph is very good throughout, seed bank is more than sufficient.  Currently used for pasturing sheep, horses, chickens, for hay, some wooded, some tilled/tillable. Pasture reclamation continues with planned pasture intensive rotational grazing. Sites for ponds. Kitchen garden. Lovely older apple trees - mac, yellow delicious, the wonderful and rare northern spy and a small red delicious style; plum tree; pear tree; peach tree, also naturalized elderberries and 2 blue-berry bushes.
A variety of ecosystems provide an abundance of enjoyable wildlife, some trails are completed and layout provides for excellent out-door recreation such as bird-watching, hiking, skiing, horse-back riding, sleighing and snow-shoeing. Gorgeous views, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, lots of rainbows, quiet, private setting, southern exposure, fresh, hilltown air.  Agricultural exemption, Albany Co. Ag District, combined taxes approximately $5,500 with exemptions. Close to area lakes, restaurants, local hardware, post-office, churches and convenience/gas store. Four miles from doctor's office, transfer station, Berne-Knox-Westerlo school with new FFA program, Cooperative Extension is less than 20 minutes, 4-H office, and Town library.   Two Farmer's Markets currently utilized.  Our operation was host to public and private tours, including by request of Cornell Cooperative Extension staff, as our regenerative practices and Holistic Management practices are of great interest.  Contact Tom Gallagher, livestock specialist for further information on this property.  (518) 765-3500.

Located in one of the few remaining agricultural areas, this is a rural, country farm and will be sold as a farm.  

NOTE: property includes perimeter and divisional high tensile fencing on 3 pasture areas, funded through EQIP grant.  Funds available for installation of approved water distribution system to pasture areas.  

 Price: REDUCED - $435,000 INCLUDES All the above, plus:

portable poultry coops
transfer of grant funds for water system
feeders, waterers

Option of including a starter flock of rare Herdwick sheep - ram and 2 ewes, additional ewes availablefor purchase

Laura Hyler, Keller Williams Realty 518-892-9414

As you visit, please respect our farm responsibilities - no drop-ins please! 
PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB OUR LIVESTOCK  OR LIVESTOCK GUARDIANS with your dogs - please leave pets at home when viewing, dogs will not be allowed under any circumstances.

Farm history / past uses of the property:

Formerly a dairy farm through the 1960's.  Since then, mostly hay, and corn and oats were rotationally grown.  Upon our purchase in 2007 we began rotationally pasturing and raise lamb, mutton, pork, poultry and eggs.

Farm history / past uses of the property:

Originally a diversified, self-sufficient family farm, dating from the 1700s.  Prior to our operation, it had been a dairy through 1960s.  Then used primarily for hay.  We currently raise sheep, pork and poultry, have two family cows and 2 horses.

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

  • Fencing
  • Water access
  • Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
  • Farmer housing
  • Electrical Access

Fencing description:

Board, page wire, electric and high tensile.

Water access description:

2 drilled wells.  One hydrant at barn and EQIP funding and design approved for installation of water system to main pastures.

Barns/structures description:

36 x 60 Morton building built 2007.  4 stalls with Priefert fronts.  Additional pens, tack/feed room, hay loft, run in shed and additional sheds.

Farmer housing description:

2010 Manorwood home.  3 bed, 2 bath.  passive solar, wood stove, prime set up for solar panels.  Full, walk out basement, attic.

Crops and Livestock

Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals, Hay, Other Crops

Types of livestock permitted on the property:

Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Equine, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Other livestock

Livestock/crops description :

Suitable for any type of livestock.  Good markets for eggs, poultry, beef, pork, etc.  House garden could be expanded.  

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

For Sale

Sale price or estimated market value:


Description of tenure options:

For Sale only.  We are relocating out of state.

Additional Information

Current land zoning:


Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?:


Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

We just prefer someone serious about farm business get our wonderful, productive property.


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:

More photos to view at the website.

Please contact Laura Hyler of Keller Williams Realty at 518-892-9414