Calypso Farm

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Property Location
1419 Salt Point Turnpike
[Dutchess County]
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50 acres available
20 open acres for farming
30 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):

The property is not currently being used for farming.  It had previously been used by cow farmers and for hay.  It is not flat but there is the possibility that an additional 40 acres of flat land will be available.  No chemicals have been used on the soil so it may work for organic produce.

 

Farm history / past uses of the property:

Hay farm, farm for small cows that were shown

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

  • fencing
  • water
  • barns/structures
  • housing
  • equipment
  • electrical

Fencing description:

Some electric and some wooden board.

Water access description:

Water access is limited.  There is a stream nearby.

Barns/structures description:

Small cow barn that has also been used for horses.  There is also storage for some equipment in garage of cottage.

Farmer housing description:

Very nice 2 bedroom apartment in small cottage

Equipment description:

Part-time use of tractor and some attachments

Crops and Livestock

Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:

Hay, Other Crops

Types of livestock permitted on the property:

Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Equine, Goats/Sheep, Other livestock

Livestock/crops description :

The farm has only been used to grow hay to date. If we acquire the right to farm another 40 acres that are next door, other crops are more likely because the additional acreage is mostly flat (unlike our 20 acres).  Types of livestock would have to be discussed.

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

Farm Management, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options:

To be discussed.  We would be open to different arrangements, including providing a stipend.

Additional Information

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

Preference would be not to have public on land but it is negotiable.

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?:

No

Are you willing to have the public on the property as a part of the farm business?:

Negotiable

Any additional information about this property:

Property contains our home (at top of hill), cottage for tenants or frmers and farmland below, which is not currently utilized.  We would like the property to be used for farming.