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, pastured poultry, and indoor-cultivated mushrooms. Seven acres available for vegetable and fruit production was in conventional corn for twenty years and has been fallow for the past three years with some pastured poultry on it. 

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, Equine, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Other livestock

Livestock/crops description :

There are many different ventures happening on the farm. The ideal person will be interested in the relationships that exist between enterprises and willing to help out when needed across activities. 

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

Farm Management, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options:

We are looking for a full-time farmer who is hard working, entrepreneurial, and knowledgeable to be the lead grower in cultivating some or all of the seven acres available for produce production. We will design, plan, and budget for this new farm enterprise together. It can include a combination of annuals, perennials, vegetables, fruit, mushrooms, flowers, etc., ideally with a u-pick component and year-round production with winter growing in a 30x80 high tunnel as well as additional indoor growing space. This job is planning and production focused. Produce sales will primarily be through existing channels both on and off the farm and through on-farm value added production.

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 of two full-time people and three part-time people 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 Network – a food distribution business focused on small-scale and beginning farmers that we manage in collaboration with other farmers.