West Park, NY, Ulster County
Open Tillable Acres
Wooded (or other) Acres
Condition & Current Use
The property is really well set-up as we are in our 10th year of business. We are a farm-to-table wedding venue that specializes in small-batch wine and beer. There is about an acre of raised garden beds and 2 acres of 250 ft. row crops of which the previous farm manager has been building and nourishing the soil. There's also about 5 acres of vineyard and we'll be planting hops in the spring.
Farm History & Past Use
The property was a dairy farm for the Christian Brothers thru the 1980's until a gentlemen from Long Island came up and with the help of some friends, planted a few acres of vineyards and turned the barn into an event space. By 2012 everything had become kind over-grown and in need of some love. We breathed new life into the property and we are so happy with what it has become.
We are looking for a farm manager. The ideal candidate will have prior farm management experience and existing managerial skills, prior farming experience (2-3 years), familiarity with organic farming methods, and a strong interest in regenerative farming. This will be a paid position and there is room to grow or add to the business for the right person.
Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?
Livestock / Crops Description
We are a farm-to-table wedding venue that specializes in small-batch wine and beer. We have a 5 acre vineyard, 3 acres of veg and crops production, and are planning to establish some hops in 2023. For livestock there are 80 chickens, 2 pigs, & 2 horses. We use the eggs for our desserts, the pigs eat most of the leftover wedding food. We are always moving towards zero food waste and sustainability.
Preferred Farming Method
Our lot of raised garden beds is fully enclosed with a deer fence. There is an electric fence around our horses and partially around other parts of the property.
There is a well that waters the fruit & veggie gardens. Irrigation is set up.
Barns for Equipment/Storage
Small workshop, garden shed, hoop house, and a larger storage shed for equipment.
Additional Property Information
The land is in agreement with Scenic Hudson and can only be used for agricultural purposes. We are looking for someone to grow produce for our events, along with some for donation, and it would be great to start a farmers market if you are interested. Aesthetics are important as people that come to events usually wander around the gardens.
Is the Property Conserved
Current Land Zoning
Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?
Can the public be on the property as a part of the farm business?
Additional Information About This Property
Red Maple Vineyard is a family owned and operated farm-to-table venue that specializes in weddings and small-batch wine & beer.