Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
For the past 40 yrs we have pursued Certified Organic growing of Vegetables Herbs and Flowers for a 100 member CSA, Union Square Greenmarket, Manhatten, Local Farmers Markets, Wholesale and Roadside Stand. Pasture Animals, TBD
Farm history / past uses of the property:
In the Ryder Family since 1795, the past history is in dairy. This operation went fallow in the 1960's and in 1975 we turned to retail sales of organic produce.
Infrastructure and equipment:
- 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:
Drip irrigation to most produce fields, overhead to remainder
4 of 6 Fenced Pastures have frost free water.
4 Hoop Greenhouses, Processing Shed with 2 Walk in Coolers, 4 Bay Tractor Shed, Tool Room, Machine Shed, Large Dairy Barn, 'Ice House' serves as CSA distribution with Walk in Cooler.
Farmer housing description:
Initially, shared housing.
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
We have been growing 6 - 8 acres of vegetabes, herbs and flowers and 7 acres of hay. 14 acres of fenced pasture currently has sheep and horses, Meat stock preferred, TBD.
Description of tenure options:
Would like someone to prove their abilities and interest before discussing long term options.
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
Perfer to remain Certified Organic. Prefer no on farm slaughter.
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?:
Are you willing to have the public on the property as a part of the farm business?:
Any additional information about this property:
Farm is on Peach Lake, at the boarder of Putnam and Westchester Counties, 60 miles north of NYC, with easy metro acess. Located at the corner of I 684 and I 84 close to Danbury Ct.