Roundhill Farm

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Property Location
61 Parker Road, West Sand Lake, NY
[Rensselaer County]
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120 acres available
60 open acres for farming
60 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Soil types:

Open fields consist primarily of Pittstown Gravelly Silt Loam (PtC-PtB), Scriba Silt Loan (SrB), and Bernardston Gravelly Silt Loam (BeC-BeD). Wooded areas are Nassau-Manlius complex (NaC).

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

Rolling and sloping hills and woodlots, with pond and stream.  Currently in hay production.   Organicly operated.  Hosting several rescue horses, which need not continue. Small flock of free range chickens for personal consumption. Also, personal production of maple syrup and honey. Bass stocked pond.  

Farm history / past uses of the property:

Hobby farm. Continuous hay production. Horse boarding. Intermittent rearing chickens, pigs, goats, beef cows for personal consumption. 

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

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

Fencing description:

Two of four fields fenced for horses. 

Water access description:

Pond, intermittent stream, and well.

Barns/structures description:

7 stall barn with hay loft, tool shed/chicken coop. Hay storage shed. 

Farmer housing description:

6 bedroom, 2.5 bath 18th century with oil heat, generator backup, and internet. See AirBnB profile. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/45259788

Housing can be arranged for the right farmer. 

 

Equipment description:

Small tractor, brush hog, bale conveyer, hand tools. 

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 :

Horse rescue currently in operation. Would need a transition period to find suitable alternative pasturing. 
 

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options:

Seeking a farmer to utilize the land and have a productive operation. Would be open to having a CSA or agritourism venture. Plenty of wooded area for mushrooms or other silviculture opportunities.

Farm house currently used as AirBnB. Looking for a lessee. Garage apartment rented separately.  Owner's family live adjacent to farm and would continue small time harvesting of maple sap, access to pool, and use of pond and trails.  

 

Additional Information

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

June farm, A a successful tourist farm/bar/pizza restaurant/ event venue neighbors the the farm. Anything complementary is welcome, although township approval is required. 

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?:

Yes

Any additional information about this property:

East Greenbush school district.
5 minute drive to Wedt Sand Lake. 
15 minute drive to Albany.