Southwood

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Property Location
726 woods rd germantown NY 12526
[Columbia County]
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87 acres available
25 open acres for farming
50 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Soil types:

canadaigua,hudson,kingsbury,knickerbocker,nassau

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

Property is in excellent shape. We compost manure and hay from the horses, sheep and goats to fertilize the gardens and to sell. In peak years we have three gardens, sell produce in our CSA, vegetable stand and to restaurants. All our heritage animals free range. Our Bourbon Red Turkey received a rave review in the NY Times. We have a pond for ducks, portable fences for poultry and many acres for pigs to free range. We have sold to local restaurants and to restaurants in New York. We sell hay and hay neighbor's fields.

Farm history / past uses of the property:

In 70's a truck vegetable farm, '80's 13 acres of wine grapes, 90's to today - hay, vegetables, poultry, animals.

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

  • fencing
  • water
  • barns/structures
  • equipment

Fencing description:

We have 10 acres of horse, goat,pig and chicken solar powered and battery operated electric fences. . Animals are moved to different pastures and for land clearing. Poultry moved in portable chicken coup. 

Water access description:

We have 4 wells and plastic piping connected to differen gardens

Barns/structures description:

We have two barns for hay equipment storage. We have work shop with all tools, metal shop with welding and forge, wood shop with planer, joiner, table saw. Barn for goats and sheep. Run in shed for horses. Pole barn for equipment storage and saw mill. 

Equipment description:

We have a new 100 hp John Deere tractor, 2 - ford tractors, disc and sycle bins, tedder, 2 - balers, rake, 4 - hay wagons, 3 new chain saws, Alaskan saw, woodmizer saw mill with extension (40 '), disc, plow, rake, manure spreader, forge, stick welder, arc welder, acetylene torch, drill press, fully equiped tool shop and wood shop with skill saws, table saw, planer and joiner, snow plow, pick up truck, ATV, golf cart, tac room saddles, generator, air compressor, power washer, hoses, garden tools

Crops and Livestock

Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:

Vegetables, Hay

Types of livestock permitted on the property:

Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry

Livestock/crops description :

We raise Boer goats for meat. Ossabaw pigs for meet. Bourbon Red turkeys, Meat and egg laying chickens of various breds. We have a "feather man" to remove poultry feathers. 

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

Partnership

Description of tenure options:

We supply the land, barns and the equipment. The farmer maintains the equipment, buildings and land and supplies some food while profiting from his/her crops.

Additional Information

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

Only sustainable farming

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:

The farm is historic, part of Livingston Clermont land holdings on Hudson river

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