Ryder Farm

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Property Location
400 Starr Ridge Rd, Brewster, NY 10509
[Putnam County]
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120 acres available
29 open acres for farming
50 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Soil types:

Paxton, Woodbridge, Chatfield, Charlton

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

For the past 40 yrs we have pursued Certified Organic growing of Vegetables Herbs and Flowers for a 100 member CSA, Union Square Greenmarket,  Manhatten, Local Farmers Markets, Wholesale and Roadside Stand. Pasture Animals, TBD

Farm history / past uses of the property:

In the Ryder Family since 1795, the past history is in dairy. This operation went fallow in the 1960's and in 1975 we turned to retail sales of organic produce.

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

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

Fencing description:

8 acres Produce areas have five strand electric, most of it slanted

14 Acres of 4" mesh Fenced Pasture, 6 fields

Water access description:

2 Wells

Drip irrigation to most produce fields, overhead to remainder

4 of 6 Fenced Pastures have frost free water.

Barns/structures description:

4 Hoop Greenhouses, Processing Shed with 2 Walk in Coolers, 4 Bay Tractor Shed, Tool Room, Machine Shed, Large Dairy Barn, 'Ice House' serves as CSA distribution with Walk in Cooler.

Farmer housing description:

Initially, shared housing.

Equipment description:

Multiple Tractors from 60 horse 4WD to golf cart buggy, bottom plow, disc harrow, spring harrow, tiller, seeder, hand tools and more.

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, Equine, Goats/Sheep, Poultry, Other livestock

Livestock/crops description :

We have been growing 6 - 8 acres of vegetabes, herbs and flowers and 7 acres of hay. 14 acres of fenced pasture currently has sheep and horses, Meat stock preferred, TBD.

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

Farm Management

Description of tenure options:

Would like someone to prove their abilities and interest before discussing long term options.

Additional Information

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

Perfer to remain Certified Organic. Prefer no on farm slaughter.

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?:

Negotiable

Any additional information about this property:

Farm is on Peach Lake, at the boarder of Putnam and Westchester Counties, 60 miles north of NYC, with easy metro acess. Located at the corner of I 684 and I 84 close to Danbury Ct. 

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