Rock City Mushrooms

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Property Location
85 Hartigan Road, Old Chatham, NY
[Columbia County]
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87 acres available
55 open acres for farming
32 wooded acres / other

Property Description

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

At Rock City Mushrooms, we produce shiitake and oyster mushrooms. Our goals are to (1) inoculate all species on the farm, (2) grow additional varieties, (3) begin some outdoor, seasonal production, and (4) host workshops and other events for the public. Prior experience with inoculation is required, whether as a hobby or on a commercial scale. 

Rock City Mushrooms is located at Dog Wood Farm, a diversified farm which includes grassfed beef (cow-calf through finishing, approximately 30 animals on the farm), pastured poultry (approximately 350 laying hens, 250 turkeys, processed on-farm), and one acre of vegetable and flower production (7 acres available, year-round production), and is also home to Good Food Farmers Network (goodfoodfarmers.com). 

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

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

Crops and Livestock

Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Other Crops

Types of livestock permitted on the property:

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

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

Farm Management, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options:

We are looking for the right person to join us in developing this mushroom enterprise. This position will begin as part-time with hours increasing as skills are developed and proven. For the right individual, this position would become full-time with the possibility of becoming a partner. We are happy to discuss these options. If you are enthusiastic about mycology, have some prior experience, seek to be producing mushrooms at a small commercial scale, and enjoy engaging with the public, you could be a great fit. 

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