Newfield, NY, Tompkins County
Open Tillable Acres
Wooded (or other) Acres
Condition & Current Use
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 soon 3 bedroom 1 bath 1,600 square foot apartment in side by side duplex, hardwood floors, new carpet, new windows, paint etc - NO DISHWASHER but washer and dryer are in unit. Historicall $1,800 +- a month plus all utilities - short commute to Cornell University and Ithaca College. 3bedroom should be available 7/1/2023 - terms and lease amounts to be discussed relative to terms and arrangements for the rest of the farm.
Farm History & Past Use
Dormant since 1992, previously small dairy for about 85 years. Idyllic small grazing operation - have been trying to get a milk market for 3 years to no avail so it is time to pivot into the local csa/ meat and eggs markets.
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! There is a duplex next to the barn, 1 side is 2 bedroom, the other side 3 bedroom both currently rented with seperate utilities. Grazing 15 dual purpose calves with the hopes of adding beefers asap.
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?
Livestock / Crops Description
Currently 20 chickens and 15 calves
60+ open acres to rotationally graze - looking at Kune Kune's, beef feeders, meat birds and increasing the laying hen flock for 2023!
Daughters very interested in entering the local beef, poultry, eggs and pork markets.
Preferred Farming Method
Ongoing - 400 posts getting in....eventually
Tons of natural springs, 2 ponds
New vacuum pump in the barn - repairs and upgrades needed and never ending
Barns for Equipment/Storage
1860's main barn, empty milk house, a very narrow 32 stall tie stall - concrete in good condition - overall could use updating/ expansion! Could be used for any number of possibilities - hay mows, chicken coop and more. Ideally prefer someone with the ability to make capital investments to take this blank slate into something wonderful and regenerative again.
Duplex available - current tenants leased through academic year(s)
Original 1850's farmhouse now a 3 bedroom/ 2 bedroom duplex - super cool spaces!
Additional Property Information
Must keep the land organically practiced per Finger Lakes Land Trust easement. Must be insterested in regenerative stewardship.
Is the Property Conserved
Current Land Zoning
Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?
Can the public be on the property as a part of the farm business?
Additional Information About This Property
Life changes neccesitate some form of partnership or collaboration to properly continue excellent stewardship of this property. Ideally the vast maority of pasture/ hay fields and barns could be fully utilized.