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.
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.
A large roofed pavillion with electricity where we currently store our tractor and equipment.
Farmer housing description:
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
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.
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?:
Are you willing to have the public on the property as a part of the farm business?:
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.