Dog Wood Farm

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Property Location
85 Hartigan Road, Old Chatham, NY
[Columbia County]
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87 acres available
55 open acres for farming
32 wooded acres / other

Property Description

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

Grassfed beef (cow-calf through finishing, approximately 30 animals on the farm), pastured poultry (approximately 350 laying hens, 250 turkeys, processed on-farm), indoor-cultivated mushrooms (year-round production), one acre of vegetable and flower production (7 acres available, year-round production).

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

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

Farmer housing description:

Fully functional tiny house on location may be available. Ideal for 1-2 people. 

Crops and Livestock

Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Other Crops

Types of livestock permitted on the property:

Cattle - Beef, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Other livestock

Livestock/crops description :

There are many different ventures happening on the farm. The right person to join our team will be interested in the relationships that exist between enterprises and will support activities across the farm. 

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

Farm Management, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options:

We are looking for someone to join our team full-time either (a) for the summer, June - August, (b) for the season, now - December, or (c) year-round. Our farm is comprised of a growing set of diverse enterprises managed by three full-time people with additional support from several part-time people. The right person must be interested in the whole and able to assist where needed. The current position includes approximately 20 hours per week as vegetable production assistant, 10 hours per week of livestock chores including some weekend coverage, and 10 hours per week of projects and/or farmer's market. 

Additional Information

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:

Dog Wood Farm is a located on 87 acres in Old Chatham, NY. We are in our fifth year of production raising grassfed beef, pastured poultry, and indoor cultivated mushrooms. We are a good natured, hard working crew managing a diverse set of growing farm enterprises.

Our farming practices are rooted in principles of holistic management, regenerative agriculture, and permaculture design. Our farm is a hub both of farmer collaboration and community interaction and engagement, with infrastructure to host on-farm events, workshops, and tours. We will be opening an on-farm store and certified farm kitchen later this year.

We sell our foods on the farm, via a local wholesale delivery route, at farmer’s markets, and through Good Food Farmers – a food distribution business focused on small-scale and beginning farmers that we manage in collaboration with other farmers.