Natural Selection Farm

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Property Location
Cambridge, NY
[Washington County]
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13 acres available
10 open acres for farming
2 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Soil types:

All of the soils are Bernardston gravelly silt loam, ranging from 1/2 acre of Prime BnB (3-8% slopes) along the northern boundary, to approximately 7 acres of Statewide Important BnC (8-15% slope) and the remaining BnD (15-25% slopes).

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

The property straddles Darwin Road and slopes to the south. The property has been under organic management for over 20 years. There are approximately 2.5 acres of mature blueberries and 2.5 acres of wine grapes. Structures include a 2 bedroom house, a barn and a winery building. There is a pond and stream associated with an area of wetland in the southeast corner of the property. The northwest boundary is wooded. Sloping cropland is currently in hay which is harvested by a neighboring farm.

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

  • water
  • barns/structures
  • housing
  • electrical

Water access description:

There is a pond and small stream which could be used for livestock or irrigation

Barns/structures description:

There is one barn and a building used as a winery.

Farmer housing description:

The house has two bedrooms on the second floor and a small room on the first floor which could be used as a bedroom or study.

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 :

the owner is not placing any restriction on the type of crops or livestock which can be produced

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

For Sale

Additional Information

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

The owner would like to sell the property to someone who would continue to farm, taking advantage of the existing blueberry and grape crops. Organic practices are preferred. The land has been managed organically for more than 20 years.

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?:

Negotiable

Are you willing to have the public on the property as a part of the farm business?:

Negotiable

Any additional information about this property:

The owner has found good markets for his blueberry crop and has bottled wine for sale in the past.