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Property Location
343 Route 295, Chatham, NY
[Columbia County]
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185 acres available
35 open acres for farming
150 wooded acres / other

Property Description

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

Solaqua Power and Art (sun and water) consists of over 200 acres of lands and buildings of Columbia Box Board now Sundog Solar- Solar powered mill (120,000 square feet) over 350 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.

Farm Infrastructure

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

Farmer housing description:

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 affordable housing. 

Crops and Livestock

Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Hay, Other Crops

Types of livestock permitted on the property:

Cattle - Beef, Equine, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Other livestock

Livestock/crops description :

There are 30 acres of open ag land that could be leased to a farmer for planting. Ideally suited for a CSA because of the location. There is also a well established farm cidery on the property, but the landowner has not been able to market the cider as much as he would like to. 

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

Farm Management, For Lease, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Sale price or estimated market value:

185 acres $1,000,000

Description of tenure options:

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. 

Additional Information

Conservation status:

No

Current land zoning:

Residential

Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?:

Unsure

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

Yes

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

Yes