Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
The property is a certified organic beef, pork and chicken farm. Products are sold directly to consumers at the farm, at farmers market, and through a CSA and are available on-line and at retail stores in the capital region. The farm is divided by State Route 7 and bordered by the Hoosic River on the south and west. Fenced pasture is located on both sides of the farm. Hay and corn crops are produced for feed. There is a conservation easement on 266 acres which limits the type of construction and development that can occur on the farm. A 30 acre parcel is not subject to the easement and could be sold for a house site. A Farmstead Area encloses the farm house with an in-law apartment, a second house, the former dairy barn, plus several additional barns and sheds and a solar array.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
The farm was purchased by the current owner's parents in 1938 and operated as a dairy farm up until 2008.
Infrastructure and equipment:
- Water access
- Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
- Farmer housing
- Electrical Access
Electric and permanent fencing is in place for beef cattle.
Water access description:
Livestock water access from a well
Agricultural structures include the dairy barn, livestock barns, silge bunker, equipment shed, shop, and a retail farm store. There is a solar array south of the barns.
Farmer housing description:
There is a farmhouse with an in-law apartment and a smaller manufactured home.
Equipment is not part of the sale
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
there is no restriction on the type of crops or livestock that may be produced on the farm. Currently the farm is set up for beef production, but the dairy barn could be put to use for an active dairy again, or for other uses. The soil resources are appropriate for vegetable, fruit or grain crops.
Sale price or estimated market value:
Sale website listing:
Description of tenure options:
The price includes the 30 acre parcel which is not subject to the conservation easement and could be sold for housing. The owners want to sell the property but may be willing to mentor and work with a new owner for a period of time.
Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?:
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
The farm is currently certified organic. The owners are willing to sell the beef herd to a new owner who could potentially maintain existing markets. 266 acres of the property are subject to a conservation easement held by the Agricultural Stewardship Association. The easement limits the type of non-farming activities that can occur on the farm land. A Farmstead Area is identified in the easement which encloses most of the structures on the farm and where there is more flexibility in the activites and construction that can occur.