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Herkimer County,
New York

Address: 1057 Elizabethtown Road, Ilion
Price: $459,000
Acres: 117 acres
Property taxes: $5,097
House: Main house, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,300 square feet; second house, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,400 square feet

Why buy fresh produce when you can grow your own and make a profit? This organic produce farm, just seven miles off the Thruway and 22 miles southeast of Utica, has the essentials you'll need to pull it off, including a greenhouse and plenty of flat, well-drained land. The main house is a restored white Italianate Victorian, built in 1876. And what's really fun is that the five-bedroom main house can also serve as a bed-and-breakfast — imagine offering fresh produce to your guests every morning. There's also a second two-bedroom home that can be rented out to generate extra income. If you want more than a produce farm, there's a hay barn and a dairy barn, making it possible to keep horses, cattle, goats or sheep as well. When you're ready to sell your produce, there's an on-site farm stand that offers a walk-in cooler and shelving.

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Contact: Terry Marrone of United Country at 315-823-2838