Soliphilia Farm

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Property Location
2091 State Route 29, Greenwich, New York, 12834
[Washington County]
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100 acres available
80 open acres for farming
20 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Soil types:

Bernardston gravelly silt loam and Nassau silt loam

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

Currently 80 acres in hay fields.

Recently, 5 acres used for pastured geese and meat chickens.

Farm history / past uses of the property:

Conventional 35 cow dairy from 1960 to 2001. Non-amended hay production from 2002 through 2013. Farm sold to current owner in July of 2013.

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

  • water
  • barns/structures
  • housing

Water access description:

Ample water from multiple springs.  Regenerative Agriculture approach to rainwater harvesting.   Key Line plowing planned for enhanced water distribution.

Barns/structures description:

Structures are older and in stable condition. 72’x34’, 1930s stanchion dairy barn. Machine shop. Large equipment shed. Various small barns and sheds.

Farmer housing description:

3 BDRM 2 bath manufactured home on concrete foundation with drive-in garage. Good condition. House built in 1984. Oil heat with wood furnace. Spring fed water. Also 1960s mobile home in good condition. Oil heat with wood stove. Spring fed water. Both with seasonal river view.

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 :

Intention for organically managed, rotationally grazed enterprises

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

For Sale

Description of tenure options:

FARM PROPERTY FOR SALE

Located 16 minutes east of Saratoga Springs, in Washington County. Less than an hour from Albany, and southern Vermont

Southern exposure and plentiful water resources

Varied topography for diverse uses

86 acres open for farming, including pastureland and 46 tillable acres

Pastures have been hayed without chemical inputs for 15 years

Former dairy farm, significant building infrastructure

Located in Greenwich, New York, one mile from the village center, Soliphilia Farm’s 100 acres of south-facing, sloped land is particularly suitable for grazing.  Infrastructure includes milking barn and milkhouse with equipment last operational in 2001, pole barn, brooder house, machine shop and additional buildings. Crop soils are primarily Bernardston gravelly silt loam with pockets of prime soils.  Multiple springs dot the property, and water is available in most pastures. 

Two houses onsite: updated, well-maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath, manufactured home on a concrete foundation with drive-in garage, and single-wide mobile home with additions. Both are in good condition and have spring fed water and a seasonal river view.

For additional information contact ML Healey

[email protected]  ::  518-306-9957  ::  soliphiliafarm.com

Additional Information

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

Potential opportunity to reduce the cost of purchasing the property by the selling a conservation easement.  This would protect the land for agriculture, and ensure affordability for future farmers.  The property's current owner has begun work with Equity Trust's Hudson Valley Farm Affordability Program.  A local land trust has expressed interest in holding a easement on the property if a purchase of the easement can be successfully funded.
 

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?:

Yes

Any additional information about this property:

Because Soliphilia Farm is located less than a mile from the center of the Village of Greenwich and the local schools and is across the road from the Battenkill River it is well situated for community connections and educational opportunities.