Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
Good condition. Has functioned as a vegetable and herb farm (with some fruit production) for past 33 years, selling produce in New York City Greenmarket program. Certified organic by NOFA-NY for past 31 years.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
Prior to becoming a certified organic vegetable and herb farm, the property was part of a dairy farm.
Infrastructure and equipment:
- Water access
- Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
- Farmer housing
- Equipment available for sale or lease
- Electrical Access
Water access description:
Well, pond and small creek
Dairy barn, pole barns, work sheds, worker housing , owner residence housing, green house, high tuinnels
Farmer housing description:
The landowners live in the main residence. There are two other affordable residences on the property.
1,000 square foot home with basement
1,040 square foot mobile home both in good condition.
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
Currently grow 16 acres of vegetables, herbs, and fruits. Have pastured beef and dairy cows before, but not in the last 15 years.
Description of tenure options:
The landowners are open to a long or short term lease arrangements. Preference will be given to experienced farmers, but open to working on a short term lease for a start up business. Uses of the property could include:
Continuation of current use (i.e. organic vegetables, herb, and fruit)
Other crop production
Raising domestic livestock
Expansion of existing orchard
Other compatible agricultural uses.
The owners will continue to live on the farm and at this point are not looking to sell the property. This farm is protected with a conservation easement through the Orange County Land Trust and therefore is not a candidate for development.
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
Prefer the land be farmed organically and sustainably.
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:
Set well back off the raod, very private, mostly surrounded by woods. Diverse terraine.