Great Farm in East Berne, New York!


Love Farming? Fresh air and great views?  Prime Pasture for grazing? This family farm has this and so much more to offer!

101.15 acre Holistically managed diverse farm, just 30 minutes to the Capital District and many area markets.  Horticulture Zone 4/5. Sustainable Agricultural practices, great organic potential!  

An excellent grass-based operation for grazing any type of livestock – beef, sheep, alpaca, llama, goats, turkeys, geese, ducks, hens and guineas.  Ethnic market nearby for poultry and goats, especially.
2007 Morton barn, 40 x 60 with 4 stalls, 2 with mats; removable walls for foaling/calving; large pen, or room for 2 more stalls; storage room, tack, and feed room areas, attached full-length run-in shed and hay storage above;  6 paddocks, 2 with sheds.  Shed at the driveway for a “store.”
Exceptional 2010, 3 Bedroom, 2 full bath custom modular ranch by Manorwood Homes set off the road, 1763 sq/ft. and attic and full, walkout basement with area for future cold storage; double hung window upgrade with screens throughout.  Large southern facing windows provide passive solar benefits.  Excellent opportunity for solar installation as well!
Master Bed suite with walk-in closet, w/w carpet, large windows; full bath includes a roomy shower, large mirrors, and garden tub.
Second full bath with a custom oak cabinet.
Living room/parlor with w/w carpet and picture window with side sliders – total 8′ window.
Front entry with sidelight and closet, arched doorways to adjoining rooms.
Carpeted family room with ceiling fan, large windows, open to kitchen and dining area with sliding glass door off dining area.
Kitchen has large island with cabinets/drawers and outlet; custom maple cabinets w/ full extension drawers; bump-out sink; appliances –microwave, LP 5 burner professional range with swap-out griddle and convection oven and warming drawer; newer dishwasher; new 2015 French door refrigerator with ice/water; recessed lighting with LED bulbs.
Laundry/mud room with front load washer, LP or electric dryer hookup; custom maple cabinets and deep utility sink.
Propane hot air furnace with humidifier- $1,200/year for propane (heat, dryer, cooking use), electric hot water plumbed for LP. A/C ready.  Yotul “Castine” model woodstove included, located in the living area, heats the home well.  Entry lights were custom positioned on the hinge side to reduce insects near the entry side of doors.
TWO Drilled wells 136′ deep with 20 gals/min water servicing house and barns;  one approx. 400′ deep and 4 gals/min approved for use in pasture water system (see below grant information); private septic.  Also, 2 dug wells on the property.
Original 1800′s farmhouse, great opportunity for renovation for use as farm shop or vacation or hunting rental, or B&B .Additional shed on south section. 1600′  /- road frontage, both sides of road. Foxenkill Creek on southern line, 3 seasonal streams, springs, rolling hills of hay, wooded areas, pond, trails.  Private cemetery dates to late 1700′s.  Foundation on southern portion along the creek.
Well-drained soils throughout, excellent soil on the south section near the creek. Soil Ph is very good throughout, seed bank is more than sufficient.  Currently used for pasturing sheep, horses, chickens, for hay, some wooded, some tilled/tillable. Pasture reclamation continues with planned pasture intensive rotational grazing. Sites for ponds. Kitchen garden. Lovely older apple trees – mac, yellow delicious, the wonderful and rare northern spy and a small red delicious style; plum tree; 2 pie cherry trees; also elderberries and blueberries.
A variety of ecosystems provide an abundance of enjoyable wildlife, some trails are completed and layout provides for excellent out-door recreation such as bird-watching, hiking, skiing, horse-back riding, sleighing and snow-shoeing. Gorgeous views, beautiful sunrises, and sunsets, lots of rainbows, quiet, private setting, southern exposure, fresh, hilltown air.  Agricultural exemption, Albany Co. Ag District, combined taxes approximately $5,500 (approx.) with exemptions. Close to area lakes, restaurants, local hardware, post-office, churches, and convenience/gas store. Four miles from doctor’s office, transfer station, Berne-Knox-Westerlo school with new FFA program, Cooperative Extension is less than 20 minutes, 4-H office, and Town library.   Two Farmer’s Markets currently utilized. 

Located in one of the few remaining agricultural areas, this is a rural, country farm and will be sold as a farm.  

NOTE: property includes perimeter and divisional high tensile fencing on 3 pasture areas, funded through EQIP grant.  Funds available for installation of approved water distribution system to pasture areas.  AND, additional perimeter fencing approved for other pasture fields via Grasslands Protection Grant funds for expansion.  Potentially transferrable to new farm owner if determined prior to 11/21/18.

Includes all of the above, plus:

A) 3 to 4 portable poultry Coops

B) Option of a starter flock of Herdwick sheep

  • Call (518) 724-5970, Laura Hyler Keller Williams Capital District.    

Showings by appointment only through Showingtime.

Please do not bring pets to showings.