Paradise Hill

Climax, NY, Greene County

For Lease Business Partnership Cooperative Model Other Tenure Agreement
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Acres Available

57

Open Tillable Acres

3

Wooded (or other) Acres

54

Infrastructure

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  • black outline tractor icon Equipment
  • black outline house icon Farmer housing
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Crops Permitted

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  • 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

  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a pig Pigs
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
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Condition & Current Use

The property consists of our home, and a seprate 2000 sq ft barn with office/living space above and an art gallery space below, a third structure with attached large garage which can be used for storage but hasn't yet been renovated for living, and behind the three buildings a 3.5 acre, south-facing field which also slopes south. The field is currently home to a 1/8-acre veggie garden which gets donated to a non-profit in NYC that serves homeless/women's shelters and a small fruit orchard we just planted, but there's room for plenty more. The rest of the acreage includes a beautiful tucked away 8-acre lake a 5-minute walk through the woods from the field, a small pond, a creek, and a trail system we're currently expanding. There are some areas that would work well for a chicken coop, ducks would be happy on the lake, and there's space for some other animals. Goats would be amazing : ) We're very open to hearing what you'd like to do and making it work if it feels like a good fit.

Soil Types

silt loam supported by bedrock at 2 ft under the topsoil

Farm History & Past Use

We purchased the property in 2022. We've been getting to know the neighbors and learning more about the history of the area. The house and barn date to 1850 and is the former site of the Beaver Dam/Knutelsky Farm. The property is surrounded by woods and farmland.

Tenure Options

Tenure Options

For Lease Business Partnership Cooperative Model Other Tenure Agreement

Short-term lease (1-4 years), long-term lease (5+ years).

Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?

No

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?

No

Production Preferences

Livestock / Crops Description

We'd ideally like projects which grow healthy beautiful things, be they plants or animals, and have a teaching or non-profit component. A public-facing aspect could be great. We have a baby and would love projects he can watch and learn from as he grows!

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
  • black outline hay icon Hay
  • black outline maple icon Maple
  • black outline other crops icon Other Crops

Livestock Permitted

  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a pig Pigs
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
  • Black outline of a bee Bees
  • black outline llama icon Other Livestock

Preferred Farming Method

Organic (not certified)

Farm Infrastructure

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

Water Access

The property uses well water with good flow. We currently have irrigation systems running with no reduction in water pressure.

Barns for Equipment/Storage

 The barn is basically a beautiful blank canvas. The first floor has been renovated into an art gallery which could also function as something else (we currently plan to use it to show our documentary projects, but just moved in a few months ago so nothing is up on the walls yet!) and the second floor currently has a bathroom and very basic kitchen area and desk space. The barn has its own small parking area and could lend itself well to a project with a public facing aspect.

Farmer Housing

There is a bed and basic kitchen/bathroom area on the second floor which could potentially be used, though not to live in full-time.

Additional Property Information

Organic or better is great. I don't know of any constraints and the neighbors are chill.

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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