Pleasant Ridge Farm

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Property Location
58 Pleasant Ridge Extension, Poughquag, NY
[Dutchess County]
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46 acres available
46 open acres for farming
0 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Soil types:

GsB & GsC-Georgia Silt Loam, MnB-Merrimac-Urban land complex

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

The fields have not been hayed in at least a year and were not cultivated this year.

Farm history / past uses of the property:

Was used as a dairy farm and orchard for 100+ years.

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

  • fencing
  • water
  • electrical

Fencing description:

Willing to fund installation of fencing for a cattle or sheep operation.

Water access description:

There are 9 wells on the property. We've tested one, and it is free of organic/inorganic contaminants.

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, Goats/Sheep, Poultry, Other livestock

Livestock/crops description :

We are seeking a farmer who uses organic and sustainable practices.

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

For Lease

Description of tenure options:

$1/year for a long-term lease for 5+ years. Our goal is two-fold: one, to support and contribute to the local and sustainable food system, and two, to attain the agricultural assessment.

Additional Information

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

We would prefer to not have pigs on the property.

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:

We are repairing the drainage on the property to direct the water from the wetland away from the agricultural areas. We will be demolishing almost all of the existing structures, to rebuild two houses and the barn on the remaining 30 acres not for lease by the farmer.

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