Hudson Valley Farm and Greenhouses in Kinderhook NY is being offered for the 1st time!
Located between the Catskill Mountains and the Berkshires in the Upper Mid-Hudson Valley Region of Columbia County just outside the Village of Valatie in the Towns of Kinderhook and Stuyvesant is this family owned 180+- acre operating farm. It includes 100+- acres of quality tillable farmland and 12 greenhouses offering fresh market produce and flowers. Currently, about 40 acres could be certified organic which would allow for some crop diversification.
For the past 24 years, the current owners have transformed this former dairy farm into a diversified vegetable and greenhouse operation allowing for certain crops to be grown year-round. The quality soils allow for the growing of most field crops including green beans, sweet corn, potatoes, melons, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, dry beans and Brazilian specialties, jilo and maxixe, as well as fava beans, hard squash, pumpkins, asparagus and Chinese specialties. In the 12 greenhouses with all including heat, they grow spring bedding plants, hanging baskets and assorted greenhouse vegetables and are marketed on a wholesale basis reaching a 2-3 hour radius including both the New York City and Boston markets. The assorted greenhouse vegetables can be 30-35 day crops including arugala, baby lettuce, raddish and Pak Choi with 11-12 crops per year. The 40-60 day crops include lettuce, mustard greens, beets, baby carrots, squash, broccoli, radicchio, endive and escarole with 6-8 crops per year. Longer term crops with 2-3 crops per year include tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers and melons. There is an irrigation system installed with quality water available from the existing wells and a major aquifer below plus 3 ponds.
The land is located just east of the convergence of the Mohawk and Hudson Valleys providing a unique micro-climate and tremendous air movement. All of the adjoining land is in a conservation easement which ensures no development adjacent to this property. The 80+- acres of woodlands could be cleared for additional cropland or used for growing select crops ie: edible mushrooms. The woodlands could also be utilized/cleared for raising livestock ie: goats, sheep and pigs adding diversity to the farming operation. The property also includes 2 residential houses with the most recent built in 2006 allowing the new farm owner to move in and start operating. There was also an FAA approved airstrip constructed in the 1970s on the property that could possibly be reinstated. One of the current owners would be willing to offer his experience and service as part of a final negotiation.
This quality farm property is being offered at $2,498,900.