S Beech Ridge
62 S BEECH RIDGE ST, WEST KILL, NY
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58 acres available
22 open acres for farming
36 wooded acres / other
Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
Located in Greene County.
There is an orchard on the property, with about nine different varieties of apples: Macintosh, Golden Delicious, Gala, Honeycrisp, Grannysmith, Cortland, and some others; 3 varieties of Pears, Bartlett, Kieffer, and Bosc.There's also Cherry trees, Plum Trees, Peach trees, Grape vines, Kiwi and some perennial herbs. No pesticides ever been used, only nutrient added is chicken manure from the property and aged cow manure from surrounding farms.
No active argricultural activites on the property.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
According to the previous landlord, "It's always been a homestead, the original owners had cows and a variety of farm animals on it. Last time the property had animals on it was many years ago, our neighbor/caretaker had some dairy cows and horses in the fields behind the barns. The land was primarily used as hayfields. During our ownership, we would brush hog the fields every 3 years to prevent tree saplings from growing.
Infrastructure and equipment:
Water access description:
We can establish water access to the barn or discuss with the farmer on this. Currently water and electric are set in the home on the opposite side of the road from the barns.
Old Barn needs fix and improvement, we can discuss with the farmer on this. Barns are in good condition and could be used immediately for equipment storage. They would need some work to be ready for livestock or for processing or storage of crops (other than hay).
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
We would like to discuss with the farmer on this.
Description of tenure options:
We are looking for farmer(s) open to long-term options: farm management / for lease / partnership. Would like to have a farmer who would maintain the orchard on the property.
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
organic growing, regenerative agriculture/permaculture