Alderman Farm

Posted on February 2, 2015Last updated 10 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Private non-farming landowner

Property Location:

Middlefield, Berkshire County, MA

Total number of acres available with this property:

51-100

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

6-20

Acres of pasture:

6-20

Acres of forested land:

51-100

Other open and/or non-farmable land

A substantial sugar bush. Some wet and some sloped.
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Water sources details

Water in barn; also solar well.

Barns and sheds

Available

Farm infrastructure details

2001 post and beam multi-functional barn. Has housed sheep, horses.

Farmer housing

None available

Farmer housing details

Local housing available for rent or purchase.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

Some equipment including Ford tractor with mowing deck
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for rent

Property for rent

Owners seek to offer long-term secure rent after mutual trial period.
Additional Information

Description

 Owners of the 250 year-old Alderman Farm in Middlefield, Massachusetts seek a reliable farmer or farming family to develop agricultural operations on this gorgeous, multi-use property. It is located on the borders of Hampshire, Berkshire and Hampton Counties, 25 minutes from Pittsfield, 35 from Westfield, and 45 from Northampton. The location’s renowned spectacular views are an ideal backdrop for an agriculture retail destination that could attract strong seasonal traffic.Land is under a farm-friendly conservation easement. Property consists of nearly 6 acres of tillable cropland; 3.7 acres was used for commercial flower production.  Almost 13 acres of quality pasture subdivided into five paddocks with permanent, electrified fencing. The owners seek to provide long-term security to a farmer, with an initial short-term trial lease period. They hold strong land and farming ethics; maintenance of land aesthetics is as important to them as agricultural productivity. The owners are open to co-investing with a farmer who has a vision and can demonstrate bringing their vision to reality. They are also open to bartering rent for caretaking duties. Qualified applicants are experienced and entrepreneurial, with diverse talents and strong references.  Owners will arrange a visit to the property and explain the application and selection process. Land For Good is assisting with farmer recruitment. 

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