Makers Farm of New Paltz

NEW PALTZ, NY, Ulster County

Business Partnership Cooperative Model Other Tenure Agreement
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Acres Available

5

Open Tillable Acres

5

Wooded (or other) Acres

0

Infrastructure

  • black outline barn icon Barns - Equipment Storage
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access
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Crops Permitted

  • black outline of a flower Flowers or Ornamentals
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Livestock Permitted

  • No Livestock
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Condition & Current Use

This farm was a working farm and housed over 40k hens and cattle. The feed barn, shed, and cottage need care and renovation, and we are open to ideas. Adjacent to the Wallkill View Farm and steps from the River to Ridge trail, the location is perfect for makers. Our vision is to use part of the land to grow flowers and to have communal space for friends, family, and neighbors. We are open to ideas and would like to start small (1-2 acres). We would love to invite beginner farmers interested in medicinal flower and herb beds or even want to grow plants for natural fiber dyes.

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Farm History & Past Use

The house and buildings were built in the mid-1800s as part of the Arbuckle Estate and were part of a producing cattle/dairy and hen farm for about 50 years until the 1990s when the then-owners passed away. 

The land has not been tilled in about 40 years but is mowed annually, and there are small beds close to the house that were used as family and educational gardens. 

Tenure Options

Tenure Options

Business Partnership Cooperative Model Other Tenure Agreement

We are looking for a short-term agreement to start.

Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?

No

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?

Negotiable

Production Preferences

Livestock / Crops Description

We are interested in a few chickens but do not have a plan yet. 

Crops Permitted

  • black outline of a flower Flowers or Ornamentals
  • black outline other crops icon Other Crops

Livestock Permitted

  • No Livestock

Preferred Farming Method

Organic (not certified) Regenerative/Sustainable No method

Farm Infrastructure

  • black outline barn icon Barns - Equipment Storage
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Water Access

Several well pumps around the barns need to be repaired. A water collection cistern by the feed barn can also be used with a pump. 

Barns for Equipment/Storage

The 3 barn structures from this once-thriving farm are in need of repair but are usable for storage and working space.

Additional Property Information

We want to talk to beginner farmers who love working with the land and are open to many models. 

Is the Property Conserved

No

Current Land Zoning

Agricultural

Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?

Yes

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

Yes

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