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Looking for Land in All the Right Places
1 Oct
Looking for Land in All the Right Places
Date: October 01, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Place: Driving Tour, Starting at ASA
Address: 2531 State Route 40, Greenwich, NY 12834

Washington County Farm Tour - Sunday October 1st, 2023 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Join the Agricultural Stewardship Association for a free tour of three Washington County farm properties that are available for sale or lease. All three properties are a mix of cropland and forest which have soils suitable for vegetables, fruits, forest products and livestock grazing. Follow the links for more details on each property.

Green Table FarmDick Hill Rd, Granville, New York

The current owners of this former dairy farm purchased the property in 2012 and grew vegetables to supply their catering and restaurant business until 2018. They then increased production of pastured poultry and experimented with grain production. The 220-acre property has extensive mature woodlands and 30 acres of tillable land. Vegetable production has been concentrated on 2.5 acres with two high tunnels, but cultivation could be expanded into additional fields. The remaining open land is well suited to grazing. Housing is available on the property.

https://nyfarmlandfinder.org/find-a-farm/property/green-table-farms

Battenkill Valley FarmsPlains Road and State Route 313, Cambridge, New York

This 177-acre property is a mix of wooded and cropland. The property was a vegetable farm for much of its history and then a site for commercial mushroom production from 1983 to 2001. There is extensive infrastructure remaining from the mushroom production operation. About 20 acres of Hoosic Gravelly Loam is open for crop production. The wooded acres extend west and include the Owl Kill.

 https://nyfarmlandfinder.org/find-a-farm/property/battenkill-valley-farms

Breadtree FarmsCounty Route 153, Salem, New York

Breadtree Farms has a vision to cultivate polyculture chestnut agroforestry as a regenerative agriculture industry for the northeast. Their most recent land purchase is the former Atwater Farm located along the state boundary with Vermont on County Route 153 in Salem. The open land will be planted with chestnut trees with alleys in between the trees available for annual production or grazing. Breadtree is especially interested in working with livestock producers to graze the alleys but are also interested in providing land access for small-scale vegetable production. The farm has up to 10 acres of prime land along the White Creek which could be used for annual vegetable production. The owners seek to build relationships with partner farmers who are interested in managing complementary systems that can integrate with the agroforestry plantings. Examples include managed rotational grazing, alley or understory cropping of annual or perennial crops, or woodland cultivation in the adjacent woodlands.

https://breadtreefarms.com/

Schedule

We will meet at the ASA office 2531 State Route 40, Greenwich, NY 12834 and leave for our first farm tour at 10 a.m. We have a van for 10 passengers and others will carpool with ASA staff or drive on your own.

10 a.m.  Leave ASA for Green Table Farm, Granville, NY

10:30 a.m. Arrive at Green Table Farm, meet Ashley Hollister and Mary Cleaver, tour the farm and structures, Q&A with farm owners.

11:45 a.m. Leave Green Table Farm

12:15 p.m. Arrive (somewhere) for Lunch

1:00 p.m. Leave lunch site

1:30 p.m.  Arrive at Battenkill Valley Farm, Cambridge NY, meet with landowner Ted Berndt, tour farm and structures, Q&A with Ted.

2:45 p.m. Leave Battenkill Valley Farm

3:10 p.m. Arrive at Breadtree Farm, meet Noah Simon, farm tour and Q&A with Noah.

4:30 Leave Breadtree Farm to return to ASA office.

ASA welcomes the participation of all farm seekers regardless of age, race, sex, ethnicity, gender identity or expression.

For questions, please contact Janet Britt by emailing Janet@agstewardship.org

This free tour is supported by Farmland for a New Generation New York in partnership with American Farmland Trust and the Department of Agriculture and Markets with funding from the State of New York.




Event Sponsors

Harvester:
The Fort Miller Group
Odd Duck Farms

Cream of the Crop:
Boralex
Victory View Vineyard
Breanna Lundy, Financial Advisor
Salem Farm Supply

Benefactors:
Cambridge Valley Machining, INC

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