Meadowland Farm

Clinton Corners, NY, Dutchess County

For Lease Business Partnership
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Acres Available

8

Open Tillable Acres

4

Wooded (or other) Acres

0

Infrastructure

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  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
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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

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Condition & Current Use

Historic Meadowland Farm is offering a turn-key leasing opportunity to an entrepreneurial farmer or farmer couple eager to build a vegetable business. We have a heated greenhouse, two 100-foot long high tunnels, dedicated electricity/water, a farm shed/office, a cool-room, and a full array of implements (including a BCS walk behind tiller/cultivator and possible tractor access) and harvesting equipment needed to establish a thriving business. The lease covers a 4 acre fenced-in parcel that has been under production for more than 10 years using organic/biodynamic methods.  Soil has been extensively amended with high quality mulch/manure mostly produced on farm.  We also offer the option of access to an adjacent fruit orchard where we grow apples, peaches, pears, and berries.

Meadowland Farm is located just one mile off the Taconic Parkway in central Dutchess County with exceptionally easy access to a large number of attractive farmers markets.  We also have a roadside farm stand and a number of current/past CSA customers who likely would be eager to continue subscribing to a vegetable CSA.

As owners, we have strived over many years to help aspiring farmers build successful farm businesses of their own.  Financial, marketing, and technical support available from us as needed/desired. 

Soil Types

Hoosic Loam

Farm History & Past Use

Historic farm and home. One of the Hudson Valley's original homestead farms dating from the 1700s.  In the mid 20th century, the farm became increasingly devoted to cattle/dairy production.  Over the past 25+ years, we have brought the property back to its more diversified beginnings. In addition to vegetable and fruit production, we currently raise beef cattle and egg laying chickens and also have sheep and donkeys on property.

 

Tenure Options

Tenure Options

For Lease Business Partnership

Typically, we start a relationship with a one year lease arrangement. After an initial "get to know" year, we would be amenable to entering into a longer term relationship for the appropriate person.  

Price for Lease Per Acre

Negotiable

Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?

Yes

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?

No

Production Preferences

Livestock / Crops Description

Over the past 25+ years, we have enjoyed relationships with several tenant farmers who have grown a wide array of vegetables, herbs and flowers.  We also raised beef cattle, sheep, pigs, rabbits, pastured poultry, and egg laying hens on the farm. Our most recent leasing relationship for vegetables lasted 7 years and ended with the tenants' purchase of their own land to farm.



Meadowland Farm is highly regarded in the local community.  Over the years, we have marketed to CSA, farmers market, and restaurant customers.  Our roadside store has also been an attractive outlet.

 

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

Livestock Permitted

  • Black outline of a bee Bees

Preferred Farming Method

Biodynamic Organic (not certified) Regenerative/Sustainable

Farm Infrastructure

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

Equipment

Full range of hand tools, harvest bins, BCS walk behind with tiller, bed-shaper, mowing attachments, wash tubs.  Owner may consider access to Category 2 tractor with bucket and various bed shaping/cultivating/drip-tape laying implements.

Fencing

10 foot high deer fence

Water Access

Dedicated well for greenhouse and field irrigation

Barns for Equipment/Storage

A substantial two-bay storage/work shed with connected office 

Additional Property Information

Prefer applicants to have had at least a few years of prior growing experience and a strong desire to establish their own business enterprise.  Given the scale of the growing area, the opportunity would be particularly well-suited to a couple or an individual with an employee.  Primary concerns would be for tenant to keep things organized and tidy and to have a congenial and collaborative personality.

Is the Property Conserved

In Progress

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?

Negotiable

Additional Information About This Property

Owners are experienced and fully aware of the challenges entailed by farming and have strived to offer a supportive environment for farmers eager to pursue their passions.  Candidates who bring a seriousness of purpose, a thoughtful business plan, and a congenial personality will find that Meadowland Farm can offer  low cost land access and a highly supportive environment in return.

This opportunity does not include housing at the present time.

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