Programs and Events
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Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Place: ASA Office
Address: 2531 State Route 40, Greenwich
Looking for Land in All the Right Places
Join the Agricultural Stewardship Association for a free tour of three farms offering leasing and/or farm management opportunities for farm seekers looking to establish crop and/or livestock enterprises.
MacClan Farm is located in Salem, Washington County NY. The Sutherland Family has been farming in the Black Creek Valley for three generations. The fourth generation has recently returned to the farm and the family is interested in attracting a farmer or farming couple to pursue farming on a portion of the land using regenerative farming practices. This opportunity includes up to 15 acres of irrigated cropland, additional cropland which would need irrigation to be added, well water, greenhouse space, storage barns, coolers and freezers, retail marketplace locations and possible engagement in existing business enterprises on the farm. Please follow the links below to see the farm profile on the NY Farmland Finder website, and the RFP which gives a more detailed description of what is available.
Hay Berry Farm located in Hoosick, Rensselaer County is an established organic blueberry, lavender and shitake mushroom farm. Recently the sloping hayfields have been contoured to capture and control water flow over the land with the resulting berms planted in hazelnuts and chestnuts. The farm offers an opportunity for a farmer to graze animals in the alleyways between tree plantings as well as acreage for vegetable, or flower production. The farm attracts u-pick customers and products could be sold at the existing farm store. Farmer housing may be available. See the attached Farmland Finder profile link for more details.
Breadtree Farm is located on NY State Route 29 east of the village of Greenwich in Washington County. The property was purchased in 2021 by Breadtree Farms which has a vision to cultivate polyculture chestnut agroforestry as a regenerative agriculture industry for the northeast. The property includes 70 acres of cropland and 46 acres of woods. In the spring of 2022, 24 acres of chestnut trees were planted on a portion of the cropland, with an additional 20-25 acres planned for this fall. The owners seek to build relationships with partner farmers who are interested in managing complementary systems which 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. Tenure options include lease models, revenue-sharing, work-trade, or free land access with the potential for long-term (multi-decade) land access for agricultural partners. See the attached link for more details.
Schedule of Events
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 MacClan Farm, Salem NY
10:20 a.m. Arrive at MacClan Farm, meet the Southerland Family, tour farmland and structures, Q&A with farm owners.
11:45 a.m. Leave MacClan Farm
12:15 p.m. Arrive at Brown’s Brewing for Lunch
1:15 p.m. Leave Brown’s Brewing
1:30 p.m. Arrive at Hay Berry Farm, Hoosick Falls NY, meet with farm owner Lawrie Nickerson and farm manager Zeb Ferguson, tour farm and forest, Q&A with Lawrie.
2:45 p.m. Leave Hay Berry Farm
3:30 p.m. Arrive at Breadtree Farm, meet Noah Simon, tour chestnut tree plantings and additional land, Q&A with Noah.
4:45 Leave Breadtree Farm to return to ASA office.
For questions, please email Janet@agstewardship.org. More details about each farm will be provided to registrants prior to the start of the tour.
ASA welcomes participation of all farm seekers regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, class or sexual identity.
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.