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Property Location
441 Route 66, Hudson, NY
[Columbia County]
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66 acres available
20 open acres for farming
46 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Soil types:

Most of the easily accessible acreage is Manlius silt loam and Hudson & Vergennes. Some of it is prime soil. There's a fair amount of clay.

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

Currently a small community with 6 members on 3 homesteads.  About 10 acres are currently hayed, 2 acre orchard, 25 acres of woods, and some old dairy pasture that's partly overgrown but could be cleared. 
 

Farm history / past uses of the property:

The farm was originally a dairy from the 1790s; the original farmhouse is still here and owned by a neighbor.  Since the 80's it has been mostly just hay.

Farm Infrastructure

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:

Two wells, plus access to the Claverack Creek.

Barns/structures description:

A large roofed pavillion with electricity where we currently store our tractor and equipment.

Farmer housing description:

TBD

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

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options:

We'd like to find a farmer who can eventually live here and become a member of our community.  That would include an equity stake in the LLC that owns the land.  The eventual housing arrangement could range from yurt/tiny house to owning an existing single-family house.
The relationship would probably start off as $0 rental, while the farmer and existing community members get to know each other and see if it's a good fit.  We can have a year or two trial period to understand infrastructure needs, visions, and how we all work together, and then talk about what a long term partnership could look like.   

Additional Information

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

No restrictions on specific crop or animals.  We lean towards permaculture and regenerative agriculture, and an operation that will integrate into an existing community with kids, dogs, etc. 

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?:

Negotiable

Any additional information about this property:

Semi-rural location 5 minutes outside of Hudson, NY.  Hudson is a cool small city with good food, music, and art, and a strong local community.