Chatham, NY, Columbia County
Open Tillable Acres
Wooded (or other) Acres
Condition & Current Use
Solaqua Power and Art (sun and water) consists of over 200 acres of lands and buildings of Columbia Box Board, in Chatham, NY.- Solar powered mill, 150 KW of solar PV installed, (120,000 square feet of buildings) over 250 megawatts of excess power to take off grid for freezers, processing, grain grinding, drying, marajuana grow...potential Community Land Trust- tiny house manufacturing, farming community..limitless potential. Looking for farmers, land trust members- best tasting Farm Cidery in NYS needs development.
Tenure agreement negotiable. There are a few different options that would be considered for this property.
Lease - 30 acres of open ag land that could be cultivated. Well suited for crops (vegetables, herbs, flowers, hemp, etc.) could have small livestock. Also lots of additional wooded property that could be included.
Farm Management or Partnership- the landowner has established a farm cidery on the property, but has not had the ability to market and sell the cider. There is an opportunity for a farmer to come in and take over management of the cidery.
Sale Price or Estimated Market Value
Sale Website Listing
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?
Livestock / Crops Description
There are 30 acres of open ag land that could be leased to a farmer for planting. Ideally suited for hemp/cannabis or CSA. There is also a well established farm cidery on the property, that needs new energy, marketing to move past covid.
Preferred Farming Method
Landowner has the equipment to be able to work with a farmer to establish housing. One goal the landowner has is to be able to establish a community land trust to offer access to the land and net zero affordable housing.