Gordon Farms, Inc.

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Property Location
144 Beebe Road, Berne, NY 12023
[Albany County]
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103 acres available
80 open acres for farming
17 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Soil types:

Burdett and Illion

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

The farm is already certified organic and for sale as a complete and running operation.I am selling the house ( 3BR, post and beam constuction from 1850s) 103 acres certified organic by NOFA-NY, 70-80 head of grass fed beef cattle, machinery, 3 pole type barns and my CSA and other lands rented and included in my Certified Organic plan. I have an updated grazing plan and a Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan in hand. I rotationally graze and cut hay on this land.

Farm history / past uses of the property:

Until the early 1980s this farm was harvested as an unimproved hay crop.

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

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

Fencing description:

5 strand hi tensile on 44 acres, temporary used in some summer rotation, plus 33 more acres of hi tensile pastures on rented lands. 3 strand division fences and more fence being built in the next year.

Water access description:

Cattle barns have automatic waterers that are on a separate drilled well. This system is heated geothermally and is very  low maintenance. There is another drilled well not yet in service, a separate well for the house, a pond and another pond or cistern spot.

Barns/structures description:

32x60 machinery shed with 16 foot clearspan head room. 32x40calf barn 14 foot clearspan, 46x60 cattle and hay barn, concrete pad with pushwalls, indoor manure storage and room for 250 round bales.  

Farmer housing description:

1853 post and beam, 3 bedroom, 1 plus bath drilled well, wood heat and oil fired HWB heat, comfortable and efficient.

Equipment description:

Ford 2910 and 5610 tractors, NHTN75D 4WD with loader and cab, 1 other small tractor with loader.

NH 316 square baler, NH 634 round baler, tillage, seeding machinery, NH 145 manure spreader, haybine, discbine, rakes round bale wagon stock trailer, Allis Chalmers Gleaner F combine,  

Crops and Livestock

Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals, Hay, Other Crops

Types of livestock permitted on the property:

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

Livestock/crops description :

70-80 head of hereford-angus cross cattle all grass fed on pasture or hay produced on my land. Past rotation buckwheat and oats and I've experimented with rye and barley many new hay seedings. 

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

Farm Management, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options:

20% down and we can look at any and all viable options.

Additional Information

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

This farm is an important part of the reason for our exceptional habitat. We have northern harriers here hunting our grasslands, bob-o-links, monarch butterflies, Wilson snipe and until a couple of years ago, Hinslow sparrows. This unpolluted farm provides an ecosystem for some interesting animals. The CSA provides clean food to over 30 families and is on track to double in size, as stated in the grazing plan. I prefer that the farm stay certified organic.

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

Yes

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

Yes

Any additional information about this property:

I am retiring, planning to live nearby and willing to mentor the new owners.

i am asking $595,000 for this all inclusive, turnkey operation. This has been a long rewarding experience