new windsor, NY, Orange County
Open Tillable Acres
Wooded (or other) Acres
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.
Farm History & Past Use
180 years a farm
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?
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.
Preferred Farming Method
Landowner owns tractor and brush hog, could be utilized to clear meadows.
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
Current Land Zoning
Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?
Can the public be on the property as a part of the farm business?
Additional Information About This Property
Property is protected as a historic land.