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Property Location
376 Shaffer RD, Newfield, NY
[Tompkins County]
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140 acres available
60 open acres for farming
80 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Soil types:

silty loam

Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):

Organic, not used in 32 years, very old, narrow tie stall, tons of water, brush hogged, cleared, tilled and replanted 1/2 of the tillable last year. Open to many different agricultural enterprises... UPDATE**** housing now available Auguat 1 - 3 bedroom 1 bath full laundy hardwoods on 1st floor brand new carpet on 2nd floor, well insulated, high speed internet, low utilities $1,800 amonth - negotiable.

Farm history / past uses of the property:

Dormant since 1992, previously small dairy for about 85 years

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

  • Fencing
  • Water access
  • Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
  • Farmer housing
  • Electrical Access

Fencing description:

Older - some needs updating/ replacing, just dropped 6-7 locust trees that can be used - NCRD will happily oblige ONCE animals are here!

Water access description:

Tons of natural springs, 2 ponds, again, NCRS (soil and water) have been contacted and they are eager to assist.

Barns/structures description:

1860's main barn, empty milk house (I have access to everything needed to put back in including a 650 gallon bulk tank), a very narrow 32 stall tie stall with cleaner - concrete in good condition - overall could use updating/ expansion! Could be used for any number of possibilities - hay mows, chicken coop and more...

Farmer housing description:

Duplex available

Crops and Livestock

Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:

Vegetables, Fruits, Ornamentals, Hay, Other Crops

Types of livestock permitted on the property:

Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Equine, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Other livestock

Livestock/crops description :

I've grown hemp here for 1 season, no pesticides allowed, must remain organic, enough land for a small dairy - I have access to additional acreage for haying. Conversing with a neighbor for anothr 100-200 acres tillable. 

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement

Price for lease per acre:


Description of tenure options:

Open REALLY want something happening here - a few hundred raspberry bushes, an old orchard, a newer planting of apples and grapes - we had some honey bees last year that should be returning soon! There is a duplex next to the barn, 1 side is 2 bedroom, the other side 3 bedroom both currently rented with seperate utilities. 

Additional Information

Conservation status:


Current land zoning:


Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?:


Preferred farming method:

Organic (certified)

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

Must keep the land certified organic per Finger Lakes Land Trust easement. 

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:

Life changes neccesitate some form of partnership to properly continue excellent stewardship of this property.