ULSTER PARK, NY, Ulster County
Open Tillable Acres
Wooded (or other) Acres
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.
Farm History & Past Use
As far as we know the property was used to produce the below:
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?
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?
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.
Preferred Farming Method
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
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
Ulster County Agricultural District #1