Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
The property is a mixture of north facing wood, overgrown wetland with black dirt and some fields- mostly overgrown. We currently live on the property with our two horses, dog and goat. We had intended on farming the land with hops and forest crops but never got around to it. We would like to find a farmer for a long-term lease that can utilize the land and has a similar vision. Permaculture, no-till, forest-farming and companion planting are all of interest. We have pond access, solar hook-up that can extend to electric fencing for deer, water spigot and two streams, a small tractor and assorted farm equipment.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
There are old apple trees that were part of an old orchard and this was farmed as a strawberry patch many years ago.
Infrastructure and equipment:
- Water access
- Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
- Equipment available for sale or lease
- Electrical Access
Some electric fencing available
Water access description:
Water spigot, pond, streams and additional pond
Some temporary structures available. Open to installing a pole barn and low-tunnel/ greenhouse.
Small farm tractor and atv with cultivator- prefer not to till at this time.
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
Livestock would be something we can discuss. We are not opposed to goats a small poultry flock , sheep and a small number of heritage pigs but needs to be the right fit for this property.
Price for lease per acre:
Description of tenure options:
We are currently not looking to sell but would like to find someone that we can have a 1 year trial that leads to a 5 year lease that has renewable options.
Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?:
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
We are interested in sustainable agriculture and forest farming.
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:
We are next to a 4000 acre State Park.