Short Creek Farm - 45 acres and house, lease with option to purchase - Northwood, NH

The Land

Property owner

Farmer or farm family

Location

18 Winding Hill Rd, Northwood, NH 03261

Total number of acres available with this property

45

Acres of cropland or tillable land

4

Acres of pasture

27

Acres of forested land

1

Other open and/or non-farmable land

The remaining acreage is forest/wetland not suitable for agriculture.

Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

  • Drilled well

Water sources details

Artesian well with high recharge rate, not suitable for high-volume irrigation
Above-ground black poly pipe provides water to pastures seasonally

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

40x60-ft barn with 200-amp electric service (storage, utility)
30x96-ft high tunnel with 100-amp electric service from the barn (used for winter farrowing)

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

4500 sq-ft 5 bedroom 3 bathroom farmhouse

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

Included in purchase/lease
* 6-ton grain bin with auger
* 2 1-ton Osborne pasture pig feeders
* various Port-a-Hut pig shelters
* 8'x10' walk-in freezer (needs repair)
* 8'x10' walk-in cooler (CoolBot)
* polywire fencing on reels, net fence for pigs, fence posts, solar chargers
* various livestock feeders and waterers
* 1977 John Deere 60-hp 2wd utility tractor with loader
* manure spreader
* 1970s International Cub (needs repair) with various attachments
* Adam 14-ft steel stock trailer (on-farm use only)
* miscellaneous other equipment

For sale separately to buyer/lessee
* 2020 Massey 4070 4wd cab/loader (1000 hrs)
* GMC 2500 4wd farm truck in fair condition
* Frontier aluminum 16-ft bumper pull stock trailer
* AMCO heavy-duty 3PH 7-ft offset disc harrow

Is the property enrolled in a current use or other state program that affects property taxes?

Yes

Is the property protected with any type of Conservation Easement?

Yes

Easement details

Conservation easement and OPAV held by Southeast Land Trust (see attached)

Is there a forest management plan for forestland on the available property?

No

Is the property certified organic, or does it qualify for organic certification under federal organic regulations?

No

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

  • Property for lease

Property for sale

Conservation easement and OPAV attached to deed.

Property for lease

Lease (3-5 years) with option to purchase
$6,000 / mo (negotiable)

Preference will be given to potential lessees/buyers who can demonstrate that at least half of their income will come from food/fiber production at time of sale.

Additional Information

We have raised grassfed beef and pastured pork at this location since 2015. Operations are ongoing, and livestock inventory may be available for sale to lessee.

Short Creek will continue to operate its USDA-inspected processing plant in Kennebunk, ME and we remain committed to supporting small and medium-sized sustainable farms in New England. An ideal lease candidate would have some interest in continuing to raise pastured pork under contract for Short Creek’s meat processing business. This is not a requirement, however - we invite all interested parties to reach out.

To apply to lease the property, please send a resume and a brief description (2 pages max) of your proposed farming operation to [email protected]. Serious applicants should also be prepared to share a more detailed business plan, including 3 years of financial projections and a personal financial statement. Feel free to contact Jeff with any questions.

Supporting documentation

Date posted

Map

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