7 Acres for lease / succession opportunity - Bantam, CT

Posted on January 11, 2019Last updated 5 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Private non-farming landowner

Property Location:

261 Old Mt Tom Rd, Bantam, CT 06750

Total number of acres available with this property:

7.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

13.0

Acres of pasture:

0.0

Acres of forested land:

0.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land

Woodbridge Paxton and Montauk fine sandy loam 3-8% slope. Organic soil matter range is 4.6 to 6.4 % all fields, berry patches and 3 greenhouses

Is the property protected with any type of Conservation Easement?:

No

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

Yes
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

Four (30 x 96) greenhouses (2 heated), Barn, Cooler, Fencing, Shed, other facilities

Farmer housing

None available

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

2 tractors and all equipment needed to farm efficiently.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for rent
Other

Property for lease

Short term lease (1-5 years)
Additional Information

Description

We are located in scenic Litchfield County. USDA Certified Organic since 2006 (6 years at this location) growing vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs with 7.2 acres in production, including 4 (30 x 96) greenhouses (2 heated), 2 tractors and all equipment needed to farm efficiently. Founding members of the Litchfield and Collinsville Farmers' Market, and our weekly market stand in the center of Bantam. We are looking for two people (couple, partners, family, etc.) to take over farming operations and marketing as a long term career as we transition into semi- retirement in 2020. This is a turnkey opportunity for only those individuals serious about farming as a long-term career.

Some farming experience and a willingness to work long hours in all types of weather May through September (with normal hours in March, April, October, and November) year in and out!!

We will share everything we know about farm operations during the 2019 season including crop planning and USDA Organic certification paperwork, greenhouse seeding, field planting, cultivation, harvesting, crop storage and marketing. We will then transition out of the operation during the 2020 season.

In-depth organic farming experience is not necessary. We can teach you what you need to know to be successful; you must bring, commitment, and passion to farm as a long-term career.

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