windy hill farm

new windsor, NY, Orange County

For Lease Business Partnership Cooperative Model Other Tenure Agreement
Updated Mar 3, 2023

Acres Available

51

Open Tillable Acres

35

Wooded (or other) Acres

15

Infrastructure

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

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Condition & Current Use

Historic property that has a rich agricultural history. Originally used as dairy farm, but in more recent time it has been used for hay by a local farmer. There are 35 acres cleared and used for hay. Additional acreage is wooded or in early successional meadows that would need to be brush hogged. Property is divided by a 1/2 acre pond. Look forward to seeing the land be used for food crops that could support the community and provide access to fresh food. 

Soil Types

Farm History & Past Use

180 years a farm

Tenure Options

Tenure Options

For Lease Business Partnership Cooperative Model Other Tenure Agreement

Flexible on the terms of an arrangment and willing to work with multiple farmers. Do require the incoming farmers to have liability insurance. 

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?

Negotiable

Production Preferences

Livestock / Crops Description

Preference would be for food crops (veg, fruit, herbs), but open to livestock that are not used for meat such as fiber animals, laying hens, bees, etc. Understand that sometimes smaller livestock play a role in regenerative farming practices. Really looking for young, beginning, inspired farmers who want to produce and feed their community. 

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

Preferred Farming Method

Conventional

Farm Infrastructure

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

Equipment

Landowner owns tractor and brush hog, could be utilized to clear meadows. 

Water Access

Large 1/2 pond in the middle of the property that is about 6 ft deep. Well in house. 

Barns for Equipment/Storage

120 cow large dairy barn with 2 stories. Addtional storage above garage that was used as a hay loft, but is now empty. 

Additional Property Information

No livestock for meat purposes, laying hens, fiber animals, bees acceptable. 

Is the Property Conserved

No

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

Property is protected as a historic land. 

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