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General Information

Preferred location(s)

  • Columbia County
  • Ancram
  • Ancramdale
  • Austerlitz
  • Canaan
  • Chatham
  • Claverack
  • Clermont
  • Columbiaville
  • Copake
  • Copake Falls
  • Craryville
  • East Chatham
  • Elizaville
  • Gallatin
  • Germantown
  • Ghent
  • Greenport
  • Hillsdale
  • Hollowville
  • Hudson
  • Kinderhook
  • Livingston
  • Malden Bridge
  • Mellenville
  • New Lebanon
  • Niverville
  • North Chatham
  • Old Chatham
  • Philmont
  • Stockport
  • Spencertown
  • Stottville
  • Stuyvesant
  • Stuyvesant Falls
  • Valatie
  • Taghkanic
  • West Lebanon
  • Dutchess County
  • Amenia
  • Union Vale
  • Northeast
  • Milan
  • Clinton
  • La Grange
  • Annandale-On-Hudson
  • Bangall
  • Barrytown
  • Beacon
  • Billings
  • Castle Point
  • Chelsea
  • Clinton Corners
  • Dover Plains
  • Fishkill
  • Glenham
  • Holmes
  • Hopewell Junction
  • Hughsonville
  • Hyde Park
  • Lagrangeville
  • Millbrook
  • Millerton
  • Pawling
  • Pine Plains
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Poughkeepsie
  • Poughquag
  • Red Hook
  • Rhinebeck
  • Rhinecliff
  • Salt Point
  • Staatsburg
  • Stanfordville
  • Stormville
  • Tivoli
  • Verbank
  • Wappingers Falls
  • Wassaic
  • Wingdale
  • Other County
  • Other Town

Tenure options

  • Long Lease (5+ years)
  • Lease to Own
  • Sale/Purchase

Property Requirements

Acreage to lease (total)

  • 51-100
  • Greater than 100

Acreage to lease (tillable)

  • 51-100
  • Greater than 100

Description of buildings

4 30x96 foot hoop houses that serve as winter chicken housing

Would like to build one large building for all the chickens in winter instead of separating into four different groups one day. This would require a ~12000 square foot building with minimum 12' clearance inside 

Description of equipment

4 - 12x28 mobile range houses for hens

2 - grain bins with auger to put grain in range coops

Water trailer for bringing water 

Description of water access

Need well that can handle 300 gallons per day. Would like to install black plastic water lines for various access points throughout pastures. 

Description of fencing

moveable net fencing for the hens and the sheep. Approximately 1.5 acres per group enclosed at a time. Would like to have permanent hi tensile perimeter fencing around all pastures. 

Farm Business

Primary crops or livestock

  • Pigs
  • Poultry
  • Sheep

Marketing method(s)

Marketing done through a website and social media, the farmer's market in Great Barrington and a CSA that offers products from local farms and food producers 

Business plan

Yes

Will your operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?

Yes

Experience and education

  • Farm apprenticeship
  • Farm internship
  • Farm owner
  • On-farm work experience/employment

Additional experience and education

Combined 13 years experience farming

-North Plain Farm Great Barrington MA raising grass fed beef, dairy, egg and meat chickens and pigs in rotational grazing systems

-Kinderhook Farm Ghent NY raising grass fed beef, sheep, egg and meat chickens, crops/hay making, pigs

-Going into our third year owning our own farm raising pastured poultry and lamb