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Property Location
450 Long Road, East Berne, NY
[Albany County]
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101 acres available
60 open acres for farming
40 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Soil types:

NuB Nunda silt loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes 26.07 32.7% 2 67.0 NuC Nunda silt loam, 8 to 15 percent slopes 22.09 27.7% 3 63.5 BuB Burdett silt loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes 14.13 17.7% 3 62.9 NuD Nunda silt loam, 15 to 25 percent slopes 12.42 15.6% 4 54.8 I

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

Farm for Sale, East Berne, NY: (note - there is potential for a purchaser who is seeking a Manager!)

A beautiful 101.15 acre Holistically managed diversified farm, just 30 minutes to the Capital District and many area markets.  Horticulture Zone 4/5. Sustainable Agricultural practices, great organic potential!  

The property dates to the 1700s and today is an excellent grass-based operation for grazing any type of livestock - beef, sheep, alpaca, llama, goats, turkeys, geese, ducks, hens and guineas.  Ethnic market nearby for poultry and goats, especially.
 
2007 Morton barn, 36 x 60 with 4 stalls - Priefert fronts, 2 with mats; removable walls for foaling/calving; large pen, or room for 2 more stalls; storage room, tack and feed room areas, attached full-length run-in shed and hay storage above;  6 paddocks, 2 with sheds.  Shed at the driveway for a "store".
 
Exceptional 2010 3 Bedroom, 2 full bath custom modular ranch by Manorwood Homes set off the road, 1762 sq/ft. and attic and full, walkout basement with area for future cold storage; double hung window upgrade with screens throughout.  Large southern facing windows provide passive solar benefits.  Excellent opportunity for solar installation as well!
 
Master Bed suite with walk-in closet, w/w carpet, large windows; full bath includes a roomy shower, large mirrors, and garden tub.
 
Second full bath with a custom oak cabinet.
 
Living room/parlor with w/w carpet and picture window with side sliders - total 8' window.
 
Front entry with sidelight and closet, arched doorways to adjoining rooms.
 
Carpeted family room with ceiling fan, large windows, open to kitchen and dining area with sliding glass door off dining area -- great for entertaining.
 
Kitchen has large island with cabinets/drawers and outlet; custom maple cabinets w/ full extension drawers; bump-out sink; appliances --microwave, LP 5 burner professional range with swap-out griddle and convection oven and warming drawer; newer dishwasher; new 2015 French door refrigerator with ice/water; recessed lighting with LED bulbs.
 
Laundry/mud room with front load washer, LP or electric dryer hookup; custom maple cabinets and deep utility sink.
 
Propane hot air furnace with humidifier = ~ $1,200/year for propane (heat, dryer, cooking use), electric hot water plumbed for LP. A/C ready.  Yotul "Castine" model woodstove included, located in the living area, heats the home well.  Entry lights were custom positioned on the hinge side to reduce insects near the entry side of doors.
 
Drilled well136' deep with 20+ gals/min water servicing house and barns;  another approx. 400' deep and 4 gals/min approved for use in the pasture water system (see below grant information); private septic.  Also, 2 older dug wells on the property.
 
Original 1800's farmhouse, great opportunity for renovation for use as farm shop or vacation or hunting rental, B&B? Additional shed on the south section. 1600'  /- road frontage, both sides of the road. Foxenkill Creek on southern line, 3 seasonal streams, springs, rolling hills of hay, wooded areas, pond, trails.  Private cemetery dates to late 1700s.   Foundation on southern portion along the creek.
 
Plenty of opportunities, well-drained soils throughout, excellent soil on the south section near the creek. Soil Ph is very good throughout, seed bank is more than sufficient.  Currently used for pasturing sheep, horses, chickens, for hay, some wooded, some tilled/tillable. Pasture reclamation continues with planned pasture intensive rotational grazing. Sites for ponds. Kitchen garden. Lovely older apple trees - mac, yellow delicious, the wonderful and rare northern spy and a small red delicious style; plum tree; pear tree; peach tree, also naturalized elderberries. 
 
A variety of ecosystems provide an abundance of enjoyable wildlife, some trails are completed and layout provides for excellent out-door recreation such as bird-watching, hiking, skiing, horse-back riding, sleighing and snow-shoeing. Gorgeous views, beautiful sunrises, and sunsets, lots of rainbows, quiet, private setting, southern exposure, fresh, hilltown air.  Agricultural exemption, Albany Co. Ag District, combined taxes are $5,700 with exemptions. Close to area lakes, restaurants, local hardware, post-office, churches, and convenience/gas store. Four miles from doctor's office, transfer station, Berne-Knox-Westerlo school with new FFA program, Cooperative Extension is less than 20 minutes, 4-H office, and Town library.   Two Farmer's Markets currently utilized.  Our operation was host to public and private tours, including by request of Cornell Cooperative Extension staff, as our regenerative practices and Holistic Management practices are of great interest.  Contact Tom Gallagher, livestock specialist for further information on this property.  (518) 765-3500.

Located in one of the few remaining agricultural areas, this is a rural, country farm and will be sold as a farm.  

NOTE: property includes perimeter and divisional high tensile fencing on 3 pasture areas, funded through EQIP grant.  Funds available for installation of an approved water distribution system to pasture areas.  

 Price: UPDATED reduced to $424,900  INCLUDES All the above, plus can still include if interested:

local current customer contacts

portable poultry coops

transfer of grant funds for water system

feeders, waterers

Options: purchase of laying flock/delivery route and/or a starter flock of rare Herdwick sheep - bred ram and 2 ewes 

As you visit, please respect our farm responsibilities - Appointments only, no drop-ins, please!  Clean shoes/boots.
 
PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB OUR LIVESTOCK  OR LIVESTOCK GUARDIANS with your dogs - please leave pets at home when viewing, dogs will not be allowed under any circumstances.

Farm history / past uses of the property:

Formerly a dairy farm through the 1960's.  Since then, mostly hay, and corn and oats were rotationally grown.  Upon our purchase in 2007 we began rotationally pasturing and raise lamb, mutton, pork, poultry and eggs.

 

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

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

Fencing description:

Board, Page wire, horse fence, electric and high tensile.

Water access description:

Well and a stream.  Water system to pastures are funded through EQIP grant and are approved and ready for installation.

Barns/structures description:

2007 Morton barn, 36 x 60 - 4 stalls with Priefert fronts, 2 with mats; removable walls for foaling/calving; 2 large pens, convertible for up to 4 more stalls; storage room, tack and feed room areas, (potentially 2 more stalls) attached full-length run-in shed and hay storage above;  6 paddocks, 2 with sheds.  Shed at the driveway for a "store".  Additional shed across the road.

 

 

Farmer housing description:

Exceptional 2010 3 Bedroom, 2 full bath custom modular ranch by Manorwood Homes set off the road, 1762 sq/ft. and attic and full, walkout basement with area for future cold storage; double hung window upgrade with screens throughout.  Large southern facing windows provide passive solar benefits.  Excellent opportunity for solar installation as well!
 
Master Bed suite with walk-in closet, w/w carpet, large windows; full bath includes roomy shower, large mirrors and garden tub.
 
Second full bath with custom oak cabinet.
 
Living room/parlor with w/w carpet and picture window with side sliders - total 8' window.
 
Front entry with sidelight and closet, arched doorways to adjoining rooms.
 
Carpeted family room with ceiling fan, large windows, open to kitchen and dining area with sliding glass door off dining area -- great for entertaining.
 
Kitchen has large island with cabinets/drawers and outlet; custom maple cabinets w/ full extension drawers; bump-out sink; appliances --microwave, LP 5 burner professional range with swap-out griddle and convection oven and warming drawer; newer dishwasher; new 2015 French door refrigerator with ice/water; recessed lighting with LED bulbs.
 
Laundry/mud room with front load washer, LP or electric dryer hookup; custom maple cabinets and deep utility sink.
 
Propane hot air furnace with humidifier = ~ $1,200/year for propane (heat, dryer, cooking use), electric hot water plumbed for LP. A/C ready.  Yotul "Castine" model woodstove included, located in living area, heats the home well.  Entry lights were custom positioned on hinge side to reduce insects near entry side of doors.

Original 1800's farmhouse, great opportunity for renovation for use as farm shop or vacation or hunting rental, B&B? Additional shed on south section. 1600'  /- road frontage, both sides of road. Foxenkill Creek on southern line, 3 seasonal streams, springs, rolling hills of hay, wooded areas, pond, trails.  Private cemetery dates to late 1700's.   Foundation on southern portion along creek.

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 run 75 + sheep through rotational grazing in our regenerative ag program for 2018.  Run up to 150 laying hens, but could do more.  Two cows and two horses.  Each year we raise 25 Turkeys, 100 broilers, up to 600 guinea fowl, up to 12 hogs.  Could do more.  Due to slopes and hills, best suited to pasture, or fruit.  Some acreage could be cultivated for vegetables.  Customers are inquiring about half/whole hogs for 2019 season!

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

Farm Management, For Sale

Description of tenure options:

For sale.  However, there is potential in an individual, also listing on HVFF, who is currently interested in purchasing if he can be connected with someone willing to lease from him or take on the Farm Management for him.  Details of the arrangement will be separate from sale of property.

Additional Information

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

Prefer, but not limited to, grass based, Holistically managed, grazing. Fruit and or some produce. Prefer an active farm producing food, but, make this your dream farm!

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?:

Negotiable

Any additional information about this property:

Additional photos available at LandAndFarm,or Helder~Herdwyck Farm's website. 

Contact owner, [email protected] or (518) 872-9081

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