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Property Location
855 State Highway Rte 162, Sprakers, NY
[Montgomery County]
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300 acres available
210 open acres for farming
90 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Soil types:

Mixed loam

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

Maybrook Farm in Montgomery County is known for its' premium quality hay.  For the last 40 years the landowner has built the business selling Grade A hay at $14-$15 a bail to top performance horse stables across the northeast. Regularly planted and fertilized land providing high end horse hay, mainly sold to American Saddlebred and Morgan horse farms. The farm has top quality machines on site and high quality soil. Now, the landowner would like to bring in bring on one or two dedicated young farmers who would be interested in learning the craft. 

Farm history / past uses of the property:

Previously was a dairy farm in 1985. It still has a dairy barn, but has been primarily hay for nearly the last 40 years. 

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

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

Crops and Livestock

Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:

Grains, Hay

Livestock/crops description :

Hay business looking to transition to the next generation of capable hands. 

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

Farm Management, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options:

Looking to recruit dedicated farmers (1-2 people) to mentor and work with for the summer (longer if interested). The ultimate goal is to bring on a new farmer who could eventually take over the business in the next 5 years when the current owner plans to retire. Landowner could offer on-farm housing and pay. 

Additional Information

Conservation status:

Yes

Current land zoning:

Agricultural

Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?:

Yes

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?:

Negotiable

Are you willing to have the public on the property as a part of the farm business?:

Negotiable