Keith's Farm

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Property Location
Port Jarvis, NY
[Orange County]
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88 acres available
40 open acres for farming
48 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Soil types:

MdB, BnB, ErB, SxC, RsD, Ce, EsB

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

Good condition.  Has functioned as a certified organic vegetable and herb farm (with some fruit production) for past 31 years, selling produce in New York City Greenmarket program.  Wish to continue this use.

Farm history / past uses of the property:

For past 31 years has been a certified organic vegetable and herb farm with some fruit production.  Before that was a dairy farm

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

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

Fencing description:

Temporary net and electric fencing around vulnerable vegetable fields

Water access description:

Well, pond and small creek

Barns/structures description:

Dairy barn, pole barns, work sheds, worker housing , owner residence housing, green house, high tuinnels

Farmer housing description:

A 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom house plus a large 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom trailer

Equipment description:

3 tractors, rototiller, chissel plow, disc, waterwheel transplanter, moldboard plow, cultivating equipment, manure spreader, market truck, miscellaneous small equipment.

Crops and Livestock

Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals, Hay, Other Crops

Types of livestock permitted on the property:

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

Livestock/crops description :

Currently grow 16 acres of vegetables, herbs, fruit.  No livestock except for about 15 laying chickens for home use

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

Farm Management, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options:

Seeking experienced co-manager or managers to continue existing vegetable, herb, fruit business with existing owner, leading to full management responsibility and/or partnership with owner in 2 to 3 years.  Other, less immediate, options include short or long term lease arrangements and possible transfer of ownership of business at some point.  This farm is protected with a conservation easement through the Orange County Land Trust and therefore is not a candidate for development.  

Additional Information

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

Prefer the land be farmed organically and continue in current use

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:

Set well back off the raod, very private, mostly surrounded by woods.  Diverse terraine.