462 - field and barn

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Property Location
459 Old Post Road, Ghent, NY
[Columbia County]
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3 acres available
3 open acres for farming
0 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Soil types:

Knickerbocker - Sandy loam soil. Soil test taken Nov. 2017: PH : 6.6. A no. of cover crops have been planted since 2016 ( see below) to increase IM and nitrogen levels. Organic matter (humus) % is 3.43.

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

A great site with 3 acres on a sloping west hillside with 3 story side hill barn. (approx 1500 s per floor)  Field has not been farmed in years and soil is good. Recent cover crops in the past 2 years: rye, sudex and red clover. Winter rye planted this past autumn 2017. Barn has new 200 amp service, is structurally sound and water tight. No water on site currently but the possibilty of well dig to accessible watertable at base of field slope if water required per crop requirements.

Farm history / past uses of the property:

Old farm property...my family lives in the original farmhouse across the street from the field. The field has not been farmed over the past decade or so. Previously used for pumpkins and corn. Past 2 years have run cover crops of rye, sudex and red clover to increase nitrogen level in soil and prepare for eventual crop usage.  

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

  • barns/structures
  • electrical

Barns/structures description:

3 storey sidehill barn 20 feet from roadside.

Dry and plumb with new 200 amp service.

Approx 1,500 sf per floor = 4,500 sf

Crops and Livestock

Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals, Hay

Livestock/crops description :

Unfenced field.Field most suitable for crops.

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership

Description of tenure options:

Looking for a solid lease and or partnership going forward with someone who knows farming. Potential CSA use or extension of similar existing operation in the area  Open for discussion and ideas with farmers, restaurant owners, small batch distillers, etc... 

Additional Information

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

To be discussed dependant on the proposed usage of the land. 

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


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


Geocoded Address

POINT (-73.6992773 42.3317104)

Property address

459 Old Post Road
Ghent, NY