Thistledown Farm

Bainbridge , NY, Chenango County

For Lease Cooperative Model
Updated

Acres Available

75

Open Tillable Acres

15

Wooded (or other) Acres

65

Infrastructure

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  • black outline tractor icon Equipment
  • black outline house icon Farmer housing
  • 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
  • black outline of a wheat germ Grains
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Livestock Permitted

  • black outline horse icon Equine
  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a pig Pigs
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
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Condition & Current Use

There are 60 acres of high tensile fence around the borders of hayfields and pasture. Hayfield can also be used as pasture late in the summer season.  ideal for horses. There is a run-in shed for horses &  barn is being used for storage currently. Everything has been brush cut or hay crops up until current time. There is joining property with RV hook up for camping. The main farmhouse burned in 2021  & we are currently building two-story post and beam home to replace the farmhouse. There is a welding shop here for the past 40 years & we support a large Amish community in surrounding area. We have an excellent Haymarket and there are surrounding acreage that can be rented for that purpose. 

Soil Types

Farm History & Past Use

Generational family farms used for homesteading activities fruits and vegetables and hay crops. 

Tenure Options

Tenure Options

For Lease Cooperative Model

RV property can be developed for better  housing. New post& beam farmhouse to be used for Airbnb concept. Looking for long term relationships to manage farm land. 

Price for Lease Per Acre

Unsure

Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?

Negotiable

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?

Negotiable

Production Preferences

Livestock / Crops Description

We have rented the fields for many years for horses. Very suitable for hogs, sheep, goats, llama. We prefer one dog only. Not a home for rescue animals. 

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 horse icon Equine
  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a pig Pigs
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
  • Black outline of a bee Bees

Preferred Farming Method

Conventional Regenerative/Sustainable

Farm Infrastructure

  • 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

Equipment

Tractor, brush hog, haybine. Hay rake, hay bailer, backhoe, and dozer. 

Fencing

Hi tensile fence around borders. 

Water Access

There is water in all seven pasture areas

Farmer Housing

Older RV currently hooked up with room to add another RV. Also out building on the campsite property. 

Additional Property Information

This is not a home for rescue animals of multiple dogs and cats

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

Additional Information About This Property

The barn and shop are being currently used for welding business. The new post and beam home is nearly finished for Airbnb concept

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