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Property Location
53 Norman Ridge Rd, Vermontville, NY
[Franklin County]
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167 acres available
15 open acres for farming
140 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Soil types:

Salmon stony very fine sandy loam over till, 6-12 percent slopes

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

Property currently contains 2 single family dwellings, one large two stall garage, approximately 25 acres of open land maintained by brush hogging and the rest successional coniferous forests and wetland.  One residence is the owners principal residence with intentions for life use along with use of woodlands for recreation.  The second residence is a recently renovated original farmhouse, for which we are seeking a long term tenant.  The overall property was developed as a subsistence farm during the 1850's for three generations, and sometime in the 1940's developed as a seed potato farm and short duration small dairy, but poor records on farming history.

Farm history / past uses of the property:

See information in farmer housing above.  Property land use is regulated by the Adirondack Park Agency and the area of the open field is classified as Low Intensity Use which lists agricultural uses as primary compatible use

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

  • Water access
  • Farmer housing
  • Equipment available for sale or lease
  • Electrical Access

Water access description:

There is a separate drilling well for the farmhouse for rent.  Well has been adequate for residential use, but well yield unknown.  Farmer would have to develop water distribution system.  

Farmer housing description:

Owners seek long term tenant for the restored farmhouse with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, totaling 1400 square feet, plus full basement.  We seek tenant with abilities to do part time chores on the property; pay dependent on skills and experience.  Opportunity for long term lease for small organic farm on a portion of the existing open field area, approximately 15 acres; terms of lease to be arranged with mutual agreement with owner.  $1200 per month plus utilities.  No smoking.  Well behaved pet allowed. Can be partially furnished.  References required.

Equipment description:

Owner has 38 HP tractor, with front bucket and brush hog only.

Crops and Livestock

Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:

Vegetables, Fruits, Hay

Livestock/crops description :

Property's open field has not been in production for many decades, only brush hogged.  Advised that soil needs lime for hay.

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

For Lease

Price for lease per acre:

negotiable

Description of tenure options:

Long term lease, terms negotiable.

Additional Information

Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?:

No

Preferred farming method:

Organic (not certified)

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

Owner wants to maintain small buffer between residences on and adjacent to property and farm activities.  The property is not in an agricultural district, but there is one nearby. 

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?:

No

Are you willing to have the public on the property as a part of the farm business?:

Negotiable

Any additional information about this property:

Owner has aerial photo of field and soil map, available on line through Franklin County NY website.  Pictures of farmhouse available on request.