Climax, NY, Greene County
Open Tillable Acres
Wooded (or other) Acres
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.
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.
Short-term lease (1-4 years), long-term lease (5+ years).
Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?
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!
Preferred Farming Method
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.
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.