Silverbrook Manor

Millbrook, NY, Dutchess County

Business Partnership Farm Management Cooperative Model Other Tenure Agreement
Updated

Acres Available

54

Open Tillable Acres

30

Wooded (or other) Acres

18

Infrastructure

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  • black outline barn with silo icon Barns - Livestock
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
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Crops Permitted

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline of a flower Flowers or Ornamentals
  • black outline of a wheat germ Grains
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Livestock Permitted

  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
  • Black outline of a bee Bees
  • black outline llama icon Other Livestock
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Condition & Current Use

Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of the Hudson Valley, Silverbrook Manor stands as a historic farm estate with a rich history since the 1700s. Silverbrook Manor seamlessly blends the timeless charm of the past with a forward-thinking, sustainable approach to agriculture. Today, Silverbrook Manor serves as a beacon of hope and a catalyst for change, reimagining traditional farming methods while embracing innovation to pave the way for the next generation of farmers.

At the core of Silverbrook Manor's ethos lies a resolute mission to revive the agricultural heritage of bygone eras while embracing the boundless potential of modern innovation. Guided by a dedicated team of owners, artisan farmers, and land stewards, the farm breathes new life into age-old agricultural practices, with a particular focus on indigenous wisdom.

Rooted in its aspiration to become a model holistic farm, Silverbrook Manor wholeheartedly embraces education, innovation, and biodiversity restoration. Meticulous attention is given to every facet of cultivation, from plant and soil types to weather conditions, culinary and medicinal applications, nutritional significance, plant growth patterns, and the artistic finesse of the harvest. This unwavering commitment to sustainability and uncompromising quality is exemplified in the diverse range of products nurtured at Silverbrook Manor, including fresh eggs, (foraged and grown) mushrooms, medicinal plants, vegetables, flowers, spices, herbs, and wildcrafted teas.

Championing the principles of regenerative agriculture, Silverbrook Manor forges a profound symbiotic relationship with nature, drawing inspiration from the productivity and resilience observed in natural forests. Driven by a thirst for knowledge and progress, the farm pioneers innovation by continuously analyzing plant and soil types, biomass, weather conditions, culinary, medicinal, and design applications, nutritional excellence, plant growth patterns, and the artistic finesse of the harvest. Through collaboration and the fusion of traditional wisdom with cutting-edge techniques, the farm pushes the boundaries of sustainable agriculture, allowing for the exploration of new frontiers and the development of groundbreaking practices.

Silverbrook Manor's transformative journey goes beyond its tranquil acres. It aspires to create a more sustainable and equitable food system, inviting others to join in this pursuit. 

Silverbrook Manor serves as a platform for the growth of innovative agricultural ventures and regenerative farmers. Send us a proposal, volunteer, or farm with us at Silverbrook Manor, where dreams can take root. 

 

Soil Types

Various. Furnished upon request.

Tenure Options

Tenure Options

Business Partnership Farm Management Cooperative Model Other Tenure Agreement

Open to proposals.

Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?

Yes

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?

Negotiable

Production Preferences

Crops Permitted

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline of a flower Flowers or Ornamentals
  • black outline of a wheat germ Grains
  • black outline hay icon Hay
  • black outline maple icon Maple
  • black outline other crops icon Other Crops

Livestock Permitted

  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
  • Black outline of a bee Bees
  • black outline llama icon Other Livestock

Preferred Farming Method

Biodynamic Organic (not certified) Regenerative/Sustainable

Farm Infrastructure

  • black outline barn icon Barns - Equipment Storage
  • black outline barn with silo icon Barns - Livestock
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • black outline tractor icon Equipment
  • black outline house icon Farmer housing
  • Black outline of a fence Fencing
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Water Access

Private well. 

Additional Property Information

Please submit your proposal for consideration.

Is the Property Conserved

Yes

Current Land Zoning

Agricultural

Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?

Yes

Can the public be on the property as a part of the farm business?

No

Additional Information About This Property

HarvestToFork.com educational tours, events, and pick-ups are available by appointment. Guests can visit by invitation.

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