CJ Hayden Farm Management, LLC

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Location

  • Columbia County
  • Stuyvesant

Acres for lease

10

Acres available for crop production

10

Acres available for pasture/hay

80

Property Description

Property’s current condition and current use(s)

Historic dairy farm, currently raising natural livestock for meat production

Farm history / past uses of the property

Natural, chemical-free livestock production for last ten years. 

Farm Infrastructure

Fencing description

Boundary and internal high-tensile electric

Water access description

House: high quality well;

fields: well and spring-fed pound. Water pumped to all parts of farm. 

Barns/structures description

Pig housing

Farmer housing description

Renovated 1780 farmhouse. New kitchen and baths

Equipment description

Tractor with mowing and brush hog attachments

Other description of infrastructure or equipment

The farm is fenced with both external and internal high tensile electric with water pumped from a spring fed pond to all corners of the property.

Crops and Livestock

Types of livestock and/or crops permitted to be produced on the property

  • All

Livestock/crops description

Would like to make some of the tillable pasture available for diversified vegetable, fruits, and/or flower production on an annual rotation to utilize the fertility left behind by the cattle.

Tenure Options

Tenure options

  • Short Lease (1-5 years)
  • Sale/Purchase

Additional Information

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?

Yes

Are you willing to have the public on the property for a CSA, farm market or related agricultural activity?

Yes

Other potential constraints on agricultural activities (property constraints, concerns from neighbors, etc.)

My goal over the last ten years has been to improve the soil quality through grazing management with no chemicals used of any kind.  Organic options can be considered.

Any additional information about this property

Very nice old historic farmhouse on a rise with views of Catskills.  Kitchen, bathrooms, electric, plumbing, heating and many windows have been updated.

See neighborherd.org for video of the farm.