Sustainable Aquafarms

Berlin, NY, Rensselaer County

For Lease For Sale Business Partnership
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Acres Available

10

Open Tillable Acres

4

Wooded (or other) Acres

2

Infrastructure

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  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • black outline tractor icon Equipment
  • Black outline of a fence Fencing
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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
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Condition & Current Use

SAF Produce, LLC operates a 3.25-acre GAP Certified greenhouse with over 125,000 SQFT of hydroponic growing space currently growing Industrial Hemp for CBD, little gem lettuces, leafy green produce. Our Industrial Hemp Growing License for CBD research and Industrial Hemp Processor License were both granted in March 2019.  We also have Nursery registration (extensive CBD seedling and clone business).  Additionally we have +2 acres. 

Soil Types

Green House uses multiple soils/substrates for growing

Tenure Options

Tenure Options

For Lease For Sale Business Partnership

Our main goal is Sale.  Lease or partnership would require longer term agreements with a desire for that entity to buy-out the facility upon term expiration.  

Sale Price or Estimated Market Value

$15mm (willing to work with cash offers)

Sale Website Listing

Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?

No

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?

No

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 other crops icon Other Crops

Farm Infrastructure

  • black outline barn icon Barns - Equipment Storage
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • black outline tractor icon Equipment
  • Black outline of a fence Fencing
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Equipment

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      • Process (Dry Hydroponics) deep water grow system, complete with head tanks, nutrient mixing tanks, pump, piping.
      • Nano bubbler injection systems (2).
      • 13 Deepwater Grow Ponds of which 10 are of ~10,730 sqft (~33x325); 2 are 3,041 sqft; One is 9,974 sqft.  20,000 finish floats (i.e. 10 count board), 10,000 seedling floats (i.e. 24 count boards).
      • Internal storage tanks (2) totaling ~100K gal.to supply all grow and irrigations systems.
      • Transport flume silo ~8K gal.
      • Overhead sprinkler irrigation system (Three zones per Grow Pond).
      • Harvest and Packaging Equipment and Cleaning Equipment (Float - Board washer).
      • Juvenile plant seedling spray beam (2) with network-controlled irrigation
      • 300 Liter Empass spray tank on wheels with 325 lft hose.
      • The original ground water well is currently in use.  Note, a new ground water well and expansion tank was installed in 2018 (currently idle). 
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    • Lighting:
      • ~1300 LED housing units (OREON), 150 umols, water cooled, heat exchanger control to exterior heat dispensing fan bank. Four Zones, Priva controlled, Quantum PAR (light) meter.
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    • Control system:
      • PRIVA environmental control system Connext v907, (see control screen in Attachment B), includes:
        • 5 sensors per compartment,
        • Integrated heating, venting system,
        • Lighting control, air flow, water, humidity, CO2, etc… throughout facility,
        • Weather station.
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    • Climate controlled Germination room – Mitsubishi split heating/cooling system
      • One room in Greenhouse; Second room in Head House.
  • Head House:
    • Metal Roof and sided building supported by wood truss framing, propane heated.
    • Grading Room area (130’x 53’by 12 ft hgt); one 9’x10’ Loading Dock Doors with leveling.
    • Walk-in Cooler (28’ x 50’ by 11’ 6” hgt) with two 9’x10’ Loading Dock Doors with leveling.
      • Eight (8) ceiling mounted condenser units (Trenton), 22,000 BTUh per unit capacity, 20 deg. F evaporation temp.
      • Three ingress/egress doors. (FASTrax track auto door, overhead garage door, manual swing door).
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    • Peat block template table (5 total), to press peat seedling trays (i.e. 24 count boards).
    • Two bathrooms (a. two water closets & sink, b. one water closet & sink); two utility sinks.
    • (In-active) Cooling process equipment (expansion tanks, pumps, piping) in Compartment 1.

 

  • Electrical Shed (18’x20’, is connected to the Boiler House): 34,500volts to 480-volt, 3 phase, feeds 2500kva transformer connecting to main breakers in electrical shed.
    • Breaker Panel A&B main 1600 amps; generator breaker panel 3000 amp; Utilities main breaker panel 3000 amps.
      • Utility Panel feeds boiler room from there lines feed sub-panels in boiler room and compartments 1 and 2 in Greenhouse.
      • Compartment 1 sub panel feeds the sub-panels in the old pump room and all the processing line, water treatment equipment (fertilizers injectors, light cooling, and water silo pumps, and grading room, outside dry cool fans array next to the office trailers and the office trailers. It also powers the cooler.
      • Note electrical infrastructure includes (as installed) much of the CHP engine (not installed) electrical devices. 

 

  • Boiler house 42’x 63’ by 24 ft hgt;
    • (2015) F&H Crone boiler 10,800 KW (input gas Max), 725 kg/h (input Oil max or            192 gal/h), 480v/60hz, Gas 4 psi, Heating 369,000 BTU/hr.,
    • Trailer supplied Compressed Natural Gas (CNG skid/loading area).,
    • Hot Water radiant heat distribution piping though Greenhouse.

 

  • Exterior Water Tank ~760K gal.  (total system cap. ~1M gal). Nitrogen generation system for tank blanket.

 

  • CO2 System distribution throughout Greenhouse:
    • 30-ton liquid CO2 tank and refrigeration equipment.
    • Plastic tubing with diffuser spouts on length of ponds,
    • CO2 levels are controlled through a Priva environmental control system.

 

  • Spectrum 500MBS download-30MBS upload High Speed Network
  • Parking lot concrete/cinder is 100’x100’; Loading Dock Doors accessible 4 ft above FFL.
  • Note Shown: Two 40’x 10’ storage containers. One 16’x10’ storage container.
  • Leach field and septic tanks re-installed 2018.
  • Three (3) water wells 60-70 ft deep, Flow +100 gpm. New well drilled in 2018.
  • Ford 150 Transit delivery van.
  • CAT 920 Front Loader with forks and plow.
  • Ford F600 six wheeled dump truck.
  • ~50 Greenhouse transport carts with shelving.
  • Gravely zero turn, 4 ft deck lawn mower.
  • Two, 300 gal. Bean Sprayers with 400 lft hose.

Fencing

Fencing around critial access equipment.  CO2 tanks, Propane Tank System (future)

Water Access

Hoosick River immendiately adjacent 

Barns for Equipment/Storage

Tool sheds, Boiler room, Electrical room, 1 Million Gal heating water tank

Additional Property Information

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?

Yes

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