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Location

  • Columbia County
  • Ghent

Acres for lease

3

Acres available for crop production

3

Acres available for pasture/hay

3

Property Description

Property’s current condition and current use(s)

A well drained open field of 3 acres on a western sloping hillside with a 3 story side hill barn situated along side the road at the top of the slope. Recent cover crops that were planted in in 2015 thru 2017 were rye, sudex and red clover. In the fall of 2018 organic garlic was planted and harvested successfully this past July.. The current garlic farmer is moving on now leaving the field and barn available. A  cover crop of rye will be planted in the fall of 2019. 

This is a 1880s farm property. My family lives in the original farmhouse across the street from the field and barn. The field has not been not farmed over the past decade or so. Last year organic garlic was grown and harvested successfully in half of the field. The garlic farmer is moving on and the field and barn are now available for lease.  A decade or so ago, the field was previously planted with pumpkins and corn. 

 

Farm history / past uses of the property

Formerly a crop producing field that was restored to agricultural usage in October 2015. 

Cover crops sown to replenish soils.No chemical seed used. Organic. cover crop history as follows:

2015 - rye   / 2016 - sudex  / 2017 - red clover / 2018 - rye

2019 - organic garlic sown and harvested

Soil PH at 6.5

Farm Infrastructure

Water access description

 No water on site currently but the possibility of a well dug to accessible water table at base of field slope if water required per crop requirements and / or a stationary re-fillable water tank could be located at the top of the hill by the barn and fed through a gravity irrigation system down slope into the planted field.  Water could also be rain harvested from barn roof at top and gravity fed down sloped field as required. 

Barns/structures description

One 100 year old 3 story 4,500 sf side hill barn 30 ft off of road at top of sloped 3.5 acre field. Ground floor (1,500 sf) and 3rd floor / hayloft 1,500 SF) levels available. Dry and plumb.  New 200 amp electrical service

Farmer housing description

None available. Just field and barn. 

Equipment description

None

Other description of infrastructure or equipment

New 200 amp service in Barn

Crops and Livestock

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

  • Craft Alcohol
  • Field Crops
  • Flowers
  • Grains
  • Hay
  • Herbs
  • Hops
  • Horticulture
  • Orchard
  • Vegetable
  • Vineyard

Livestock/crops description

Leasing land and barn to a farmer interested in growing Crops/Hay, Vegetable/Fruit/Flowers, CSA.

Tenure Options

Tenure options

  • Short Lease (1-5 years)

Additional Information

Restrictions on agricultural activities permitted on the property under the town's zoning code or other land use laws

None known.

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?

No

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

Maybe

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

Available November 1st 2019

Any additional information about this property

Looking to maintain an organic use with no chemicals in the soil.