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Property Location
Kingston (Marbletown), NY
[Ulster County]
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30 acres available
14 open acres for farming
16 wooded acres / other

Property Description

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

Arable acreage has been in feed crops for decades.  Our leasing farmer has been unwell (and recently passed away) so fields have been largely fallow with a sparse cover of rye the last 2 years and would benefit from a good turning under.

Farm history / past uses of the property:

This farm has been producing grain and hay for the 42 years that I have owned it, and my understanding is that it went on for at least a generation before.  It occupies the central part of a 100-acre dead end alluvial valley that began farming around 1800.

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

  • Water access

Water access description:

Esopus Creek is 50 yards from nearest field; irrigation equipment would be required but irrigation has never been necessary in my 42-year ownership of the property. 

Crops and Livestock

Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:

Grains, Hay

Livestock/crops description :

Feed corn grown most frequently, occasionally alternated with oats.  In future I'd prefer to stick with those, or hay/alfalfa.

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

For Lease

Description of tenure options:

A short-term lease to start out but open to long-term if farmer makes a case for it.

Additional Information

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

I would like to maintain the low-activity farming that has gone on here, thus my preference for grain and hay crops.  The adjacent farm, with @300-yard shared boundary, is an active certified organic CSA, and I have to avoid compromising their organic status.

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?:

No

Any additional information about this property:

I live in what was originally the tenant/farmhands' house, right in the middle of the fields to be leased, which is why I'd like to keep the activity level low.