Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
The property has been used to produce vegetables and strawberries for retail sale at a farm stand and the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market and for grazing a small beef herd, pastured poultry and pigs. Grazing is available for pastured poultry. The areas of light textured prime soils are perfect for vegetable and strawberry production. A propagation house and high tunnel are in place for use.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
The farm has been producing strawberries, vegetables, hay, and livestock using non-toxic, sustainable practices for the past 25 years. The farmer needs to step back from pastured poultry and vegetable productions. She will continue to manage a small beef herd on the property.
Infrastructure and equipment:
- Water access
- Equipment available for sale or lease
- Electrical Access
Water access description:
Water available for livestock.
Poultry processing equipment is available for use. Farmer is willing to mentor someone starting out in pastured poultry.
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
The farmer would like to have someone interested in pastured poultry, possibly sheep, use a portion of the grazing land. Processing equipment is available for the poultry, and farmer is willing to mentor.
Price for lease per acre:
Description of tenure options:
The farmer is flexible in condidering options for a lease or other agreement. The farm in not for sale.
Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?:
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
The farmer does not require organic certification but would like to see a minimum use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
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:
The farmer would ideally like to find someone who would like to raise pastured poultry on the farm. Processing equipment and mentoring are available. Grazing sheep is also a possibility, and possibly very small scale, minimum till vegetable production. Our Farm is located just outside the village of Greenwich in Washington County. There is a community of small scale growers in the area including a local National Young Farmers Coalition group. The capital district is about 1 hour drive south providing marketing opportunities, as well as Saratoga Springs (30 minutes) and local farmers markets. Housing in not available on the farm, but could be found locally.