Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
We are looking to lease two acres of our land to grow vegetables, herbs, fruits and ornamentals. We are offering a leasing opportunity to an experienced organic farmer (ideally someone interested in permaculture and low-till practices). Our 31-acre property is mostly forest and meadows and has an established vegetable and berry garden and a few apple trees around an old farmhouse, barn and carriage house.
From 1950 to 1963 this was an active small farm. It is now the residence of the original owner’s son, his wife and daughter.
The residents of the property are interested in revitalizing this former small farm and expanding it to produce organic herbs, vegetables, fruit and berries for the local farmer’s market community as well as for their own use. The forest acreage offers sites suitable for cultivating woodland mushrooms, with technical support and courses from Cornell Cooperative Extension.
At present, the owners live in the original farm house, which has been renovated. The leasing opportunity would include access to a rustic barn, and outbuildings with enclosed, covered workspaces. There are several established vegetable beds, berry fields, 5 tree orchard. All could be expanded.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
From 1950 to 1963 this was an active small farm.
At present, the owners live in the original farm house, which has been renovated and enlarged. The barn studio and gallery space is used for open studio events. The carriage house with studio workspace could be made accessable under a lease agreement.
Infrastructure and equipment:
- Water access
- Electrical Access
Water access description:
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Price for lease per acre:
Description of tenure options:
short-term lease with negotiable terms.
We envision an annually renewable lease with only crop sharing for personal use.
Current land zoning:
Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?:
Preferred farming method:
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
We prefer to lease to an experienced organic farmer, ideally someone interested in permaculture and low-till practices.
We use sustainable, organic low-tillage farming in our existing vegetable and berry gardens. We want to ensure the same methods are used on the leased land.
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?:
Are you willing to have the public on the property as a part of the farm business?:
Any additional information about this property:
The residents of the property are interested in revitalizing this small former farm and expanding it to produce organic herbs, vegetables, fruit and berries for personal use as well as for the local farmer's market community. The forest acreage offers sites suitable for cultivating woodland mushrooms.