LaPlante Farm

Tioga Center, NY, Tioga County

For Sale
Updated Mar 3, 2023

Acres Available

200

Open Tillable Acres

40

Wooded (or other) Acres

160

Infrastructure

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  • Black outline of a water drop Water access
  • black outline barn icon Barns - Equipment Storage
  • black outline house icon Farmer housing
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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
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Livestock Permitted

  • black outline cow icon Cattle - Beef
  • black outline dairy icon Cattle - Dairy
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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.

Soil Types

Tioga gravelly loam (prime farmland), Lordstown, Chenango, Volusia

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.

Tenure Options

Tenure Options

For Sale

Property is for sale only.

Sale Price or Estimated Market Value

$549,000

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?

No

Production Preferences

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.

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 other crops icon Other Crops

Livestock Permitted

  • black outline cow icon Cattle - Beef
  • black outline dairy icon Cattle - Dairy
  • black outline horse icon Equine
  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a pig Pigs
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
  • black outline llama icon Other Livestock

Farm Infrastructure

  • Black outline of a fence Fencing
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access
  • black outline barn icon Barns - Equipment Storage
  • black outline house icon Farmer housing
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access

Fencing

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.

Water Access

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.

Farmer Housing

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

There are no preferences or restrictions on this property.

Is the Property Conserved

No

Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?

No

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

No

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