Tioga Center, NY, Tioga County
Open Tillable Acres
Wooded (or other) Acres
Condition & Current Use
Farm has 7 acres of prime farmland located near the house and barns, the the land slopes up to fenced in pastures (about 7.5 acres) and then on up the farm road to the woodlands. There is a spring fed half-acre farm pond located above the prime farmland field and pastures that could be used to irrigate crops and water the livestock.
The current owners have three horses that use the pastures and the large barn. A local livestock farmer grows hay on some of the fields.
There is a possibility of home-scale maple production in the woodlands. The woods were logged about 20 years ago and will not be ready for another logging for about 7 years or more.
There are two springs at the top of the hill--one of which has a cistern that could be used in mushroom cultivation.
This property would be suitable for diverse farming production: vegetable crops on the flat, prime farmland, grazing livestock in the pasture, and woodlot mushroom production. The farm is located within walking distance to the district's schools. Possible markets include the Ithaca Farmers' Market, the Broome County Regional Market, and is a 3 1/2 hour drive to NYC.
Farm History & Past Use
Farm has been in the family for over 80 years. Years ago, it was a nursing home for veterans and it was a dairy farm until the late 1970s.
Property is for sale only.
Sale Price or Estimated Market Value
Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?
Livestock / Crops Description
Farm has been in hay production--leased to a local livestock farmer. The lease will be terminated at the sale of the house, if desired.
Cenflex horse fencing for the majority of the 7.5 acre pasture, with electric fencing for a small portion of the pasture. The owner has some replacement parts for the fencing should a repair be necessary. Currently houses three horses.
There is a spring fed half acre pond located above the flat prime farmland field. There are two springs near the top of the property, one has a cistern that collects the water before it flows out.
Barns for Equipment/Storage
Barns are older and in need of work, but serviceable. There is a two story carriage house barn, a two car garage, a large equipment/tractor shed, and a large two story barn. The barns are original to the house--late 1800s.
The description from the appraiser is: a 4508 square foot house with 8 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The property is older throughout its interior and exterior with many areas of cosmetic type deferred maintenance. There are some replacement windows and the roof was replaced in 2020. The house was built in 1863 with 15 rooms and a full stone basement.
Additional Property Information
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