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.
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
A large open 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 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.
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
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:
Small community just outside of Hudson.