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Property Location
61 Parker Road, West Sand Lake, NY
[Rensselaer County]
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120 acres available
60 open acres for farming
60 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Soil types:

Open fields consist primarily of Pittstown Gravelly Silt Loam (PtC-PtB), Scriba Silt Loan (SrB), and Bernardston Gravelly Silt Loam (BeC-BeD). Wooded areas are Nassau-Manlius complex (NaC).

Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):

Rolling and sloping hills and woodlots, with pond and stream.  Currently in hay production.   Organicly operated.  Hosting several rescue horses, which need not continue. Small flock of free range chickens for personal consumption. Also, personal production of maple syrup and honey. Bass stocked pond.  

Farm history / past uses of the property:

Hobby farm. Continuous hay production. Horse boarding. Intermittent rearing chickens, pigs, goats, beef cows for personal consumption. 

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

  • Fencing
  • Water access
  • Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
  • Farmer housing
  • Equipment available for sale or lease
  • Electrical Access

Water access description:

Pond, intermittent stream, and well.

Barns/structures description:

7 stall barn with hay loft, tool shed/chicken coop. Hay storage shed. 

Farmer housing description:

  The housing on the property is currently generating substantial rental income as an AirBnB but could be included in farm rental or lease.  The farm house is a 6 bedroom, 2.5 bath 18th century with oil heat, generator backup, and internet. See AirBnB profile. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/45259788

There is an apartment over the garage occupied by owner.  

Crops and Livestock

Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals, Hay, Other Crops

Types of livestock permitted on the property:

Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Equine, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Other livestock

Livestock/crops description :

Horse rescue currently in operation. Would need a transition period to find suitable alternative pasturing.   

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options:

Seeking a farmer to utilize the land and have a productive operation. Can discuss having a CSA or agritourism venture. Plenty of wooded area for mushrooms or other silviculture opportunities. Farm house and apartment are currently occupied or being used as AirBnB.  Owner's family live adjacent to farm and would continue small time harvesting of maple sap, access to pool, and use of pond and trails.    

Additional Information

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

June farm, A a successful tourist farm/bar/pizza restaurant/ event venue neighbors the the farm. Anything complementary is welcome, although township approval is required. 

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?:

Negotiable

Are you willing to have the public on the property as a part of the farm business?:

Yes

Any additional information about this property:

East Greenbush school district. 5 minute drive to West Sand Lake.  15 minute drive to Albany.