Cardinal Valley Farm
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120 acres available
6 open acres for farming
114 wooded acres / other
Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
Property is in Schenectady County, but it is very close to the Saratoga County border. The property was used as a vegetable farm a long time ago with an apiary before Mark purchased it. Currently Mark uses the property for recreational purposes and he brushed hogs it a few times a year. Mark is looking to partner up with a farmer for a few years while he makes improvements to the property and has the intention to sell it to the farmer down the road.
Mark would really like to give a creative beginning farmer a shot a running a business and he is willing make some improvements to the property as long as the farmer is reliable and a hard worker.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
Old vegetable farm, but hasn't been used besides for recreation for quite some time now.
Infrastructure and equipment:
Water access description:
stream on property and 2 dug wells, looking to bring in town water from the road in the future.
There is currently two tractors and some tilling equipment that Mark is willing to let a farmer use.They need some work, both were running last year, but need some maintenance. Mark says a mechanically inclined person should have no trouble getting them in working shape again.
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
Mark knows the land is good for vegetables and this is his preferred farming practice (although he would be fine with Chickens). If someone lived nearby the property he might be open to working with a livestock owner who wanted to use the property.
Description of tenure options:
Short or long term lease with option to purchase. Marks intention is to help a farmer get the land into production and then eventually sell it to them down the road.
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?:
Any additional information about this property:
Looking for young energetic farmer to partnership with me on this property and make into a working farm!!
Update — 12/3/19
additional 50 wooded acres has been purchased bordering original 70 ac