GREENWICH, N.Y. — Finding land to farm can be a tough challenge for new farmers or those looking to expand their operations. Join the Agricultural Stewardship Association for a day long tour on Sunday, October 2nd featuring three properties which offer leasing and/or farm management opportunities for farm seekers.
The tour will start with a visit to MacClan Farm in Salem NY, the home of the Southerland family. In addition to their successful Gardenworks enterprise, they are offering a farm family the opportunity to lease land for crop and livestock production with access to water for irrigation, greenhouse space, barns and more. After a stop for lunch at the Brown’s Brewing Company Walloomsac Taproom, we will head south to Hay Berry Farm in Hoosick Falls which is a successful organic u-pick blueberry, lavender and shitake mushroom farm. The landowner would like to attract a farmer to manage livestock or start vegetable production as a complimentary enterprise. The third and final stop will be at Breadtree Farm located on State Route 29 east of the village of Greenwich. Chestnut trees have been planted on 24 acres with more plantings planned for this fall. The farm offers additional acreage for other complimentary farming enterprises including crop production, grazing livestock, perennial production or other agroforestry activities.
The tour will start and end at the ASA office at 2531 State Route 40, Greenwich. Transportation will be provided by van and carpooling. This program is free to all, however advanced registration is required. For more information on the three farms, a complete agenda for the day, and to register, please visit the ASA website: www.agstewardship.org/events or call (518) 692-7285.
This 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.
We also would like to thank the following businesses for their generous support: Boralex, Breanna Lundy – CFP, Salem Farm Supply, Victory View Vineyard, Capital Tractor, Currin Compliance Services, Harris-Pero & Botelho – Law Firm, Kelly & Sellar Ryan – Attorneys at Law, Lutz, Selig and Zeronda – CPA’s, Maidstone Wealth Management, Owl Pen Books, Archdale Agricultural Products, Betterbee, Bold Strokes Books, Caffry & Flower – Attorneys at Law, Cambridge Village Market, Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company, Lakeside General Store – Cossayuna, TCT Federal Credit Union, Farm Credit East, Apex Turf, Booth’s Blend Compost, Braymer Law, Hulbert Engineering and Land Surveying, C.T. Male Associates, Maple Abstract & Realty Corporation, Preble Realty.
ASA has helped more than 155 families conserve over 27,000 acres of working farms and woodlands in Washington and Rensselaer counties. ASA’s mission is to protect our community’s working farms and forests, connect people to the land, and promote a vibrant future for agriculture and forestry in the region. For more information about ASA’s work, visit www.agstewardship.org.
–Agricultural Stewardship Association