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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:

It was a dairy farm from the 1790s with about 30 cows, but since the 80's 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 Crek

Barns/structures description:

A large open 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 become a member of our community.  That would include an equity stake and the opportunity to build a house. 
The relationship would probably start off as a low cost rental while the farmer and existing community members get to know each other and see if it's a good fit.

Additional Information

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

TBD

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:

Small community just outside of Hudson.