Rusty Plough Farm
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39 acres available
3 open acres for farming
36 wooded acres / other
Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
Farm is an active organic commercial vegetable farm with a small layer poultry operation.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
Certified organic vegetable farm for the last 22 years with small layer flock. We raised pastured pork for 5 years. We also have about 4 acres of certified organic wild high bush blueberries that we pick.
We market at the Kingston Farmers' Market, Rondout Valley Organics online market place, and various stores.
Our family lives on the property and we do not have other available housing options.
Infrastructure and equipment:
Growing fields are fenced with 6 foot high welded wire fencing.
Water access description:
House well supplies washing water.
All fields are irrigated by permanent overhead sprinklers using pond water.
Barn, walk-in cooler, equipment shed attached to barn.
30x96 high tunnel for in ground growing
a second 30x96 high tunnel waiting to be erected
20x48 high tunnel with growing benches system
10x16 poultry house
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
Capacity to house and pasture about 60 hens. Our chickens are not certified organic.
Description of tenure options:
Looking for someone who is serious about trying their hand at farming, working with us to learn, build and hone skills related to growing and marketing. We are looking to slow down and step back over the next several years.
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
Our farm is in Ag District 3. The farm is certified organic by NOFA-NY.
Our chickens are not certified. No issues with zoning or neighbors.
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?:
Are you willing to have the public on the property as a part of the farm business?:
Any additional information about this property:
Located at 1100 feet elevation. Peaceful setting, 6 miles from downtown Ellenville.