CAPE VINCENT, NY, Jefferson County
Open Tillable Acres
Wooded (or other) Acres
Condition & Current Use
1 acre of vegetable ground- mostly managed in permanent beds, no-till.
70 acres in diverse pasture mix. Would prefer this be managed as rotationally-grazed pasture, if at all. Especially because I continue to do large fruit/nut tree plantings into these pastures (alleycropping/silvopasture)
Farm History & Past Use
The majority of the acreage was operated as a family dairy farm for 100+ years, then had GMO corn/beans until 2018. The last few years have seen me working to get perennial pasture established and continue to develop ~1ac of permanent beds for vegetables.
I am looking for someone who wants to manage the 1ac of veggies for CSA, stand, and restaurant sales for the 2022 season, and potentially beyond. This could be like an incubator farm position, as infrastructure and markets are in place. This position would be ideal for someone with experience farming who wants to hone their management skills.
Also, I am interested in longer-term collaborative land management. If you have big dreams that are aligned with an ecology-first mindset and need access to land, get in touch!
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?
Livestock / Crops Description
I am, in general, more drawn to perennial production. If someone has a strong desire to grow a specialty annual crop and does it with soil health in mind, I am open to talking about that. I like the idea of livestock being integrated into these systems as long as grazing is well-managed and they don't get out and eat the fruit and nut trees!
Preferred Farming Method
Diesel loader tractor
Ford 8-N row crop tractor
various implements. Most of current farming done with hand tools
Shore well in St Lawrence River
Barns for Equipment/Storage
Large hay/dairy barn in good shape. 12x30ft Greenhouse and 30x68ft hightunnel
Additional Property Information
I am certified organic through NOFA. Therefore, activities must be aligned with that. I aim to prioritize the ecological health of the farm systems, and all practices follow from that.