Hellbrook Farms

ULSTER PARK, NY, Ulster County

For Lease Business Partnership Farm Management
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Acres Available

40

Open Tillable Acres

30

Wooded (or other) Acres

10

Infrastructure

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Crops Permitted

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  • black outline apple icon Fruits
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Livestock Permitted

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  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
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Condition & Current Use

Hellbrook Farms is situated on 52 acres nestled up against the Marlboro Mountains with a creek (The Hellbrook) that runs through the middle of the property. The property was utilized as farmland for the better part of 40 years prior to going unused for the past 20+. Nearly half of the property (~25) acres is made up of tillable land, the rest is comprised of a mix of young woodlands, old orchards and an unrestored vineyard with 50 year old vines, a working horse barn (currently boarding 2 horses) with independent and adjacent paddocks (~7 acres) and open land surrounding a provate residence and carriage house which includes a mix of mowed lawn and trees (~10 acres), much of which is being converted into meadow and savannah. There is also a pond with a tributary feeding the main Hellbrook.

The property is currently being used as a private residence. The horse barn is in use with two stables being rented by a neighbor for her 2 horses. There is a total of 7 stables with room for additional horses.

As mentioned, previously this land was utilized as farmland featuring orchards, a vineyard, blueberries, concord grapes, beekeeping and maple syrup production among others types of agriculture.

Soil Types

See attached soils report. The boundary line in the report is not exact. Soils in the tillable areas of the property are mostly Rhinebeck silt loam (RhB - Prime Farmland) and Canandaigua silt loam (Cc - Farmland of Statewide Importance).

Farm History & Past Use

As far as we know the property was used to produce the below:

Orchards (unrestored)

Vineyard (unrestored)

Beekeeping

Concord Grapes

Blueberries

Maple Syrup

 

Tenure Options

Tenure Options

For Lease Business Partnership Farm Management

We are looking for a long-term lease (5+ years) with the right farmer or flamers. 

Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?

No

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?

Negotiable

Production Preferences

Livestock / Crops Description

We prefer organic and regenerative/sustainable farming practices. However, we are open and willing to discuss all options with potential farmers on a case by case basis.

Crops Permitted

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline of a flower Flowers or Ornamentals
  • black outline of a wheat germ Grains
  • black outline hay icon Hay
  • black outline maple icon Maple
  • black outline other crops icon Other Crops

Livestock Permitted

  • black outline horse icon Equine
  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
  • Black outline of a bee Bees

Preferred Farming Method

Biodynamic Organic (certified) Organic (not certified) Regenerative/Sustainable

Farm Infrastructure

  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Water Access

There is well water access in certain areas of the property.

Additional Property Information

No heavy or loud machinery use preferred.

No pesticide use.

Is the Property Conserved

No

Current Land Zoning

Residential

Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?

Yes

Can the public be on the property as a part of the farm business?

No

Additional Information About This Property

Ulster County Agricultural District #1

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