Mead Orchards

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Property Location
15 Scism Rd, Tivoli, NY
[Dutchess County]
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180 acres available
100 open acres for farming
20 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Soil types:

Dutchess-Cardigan, Knickerbocker

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

Currently, a diversified orchard with 40,000 trees and various fields used for strawberries and vegetables.  

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

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

Fencing description:

Deer fencing is being installed around all arable land.

Water access description:

Drip irrigation from ponds and wells is available over the whole farm.

Barns/structures description:

An old-style barn and other structures are available for storage.

Farmer housing description:

A 1900 sf, three bedroom house is available.  There is also land available for construction of new housing.

Equipment description:

A wide variety of equipment for growing fruit and vegetables is available.

Crops and Livestock

Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:

Vegetables, Grains, Ornamentals, Hay

Types of livestock permitted on the property:

Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry

Livestock/crops description :

Currently there are no livestock raised on the property but we are open to the idea.

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership

Description of tenure options:

We grow fruit and vegetables for farmers markets and small wholesale accounts and a pick your own business.  We wish to focus on fruit production and seek an operator to raise other crops or livestock that would complement our fruit business.  We would start with a short-term agreement to make sure your business is compatible with ours, then if successful, we would be prepared to enter a long-term lease or other agreement.  We would give you access to our online distribution and depending on what you grow, our farmers' markets.

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

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