Clayfield Farm - 15 acres, looking for successor, with housing - East Blue Hill, ME

Posted on December 27, 2019Last updated 2 weeks ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

Clayfield Road, East Blue Hill, Me. 04629

Total number of acres available with this property:

15.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

3.0

Acres of pasture:

0.0

Acres of forested land:

12.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land

fowl or small animal grazing land could be established

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

No

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

No

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?:

Yes
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well
Irrigation system

Water sources details

A year round stream runs through the property. A pond could be developed using this stream.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

Woodworking Shop, Wash House, Equipment Barn, Horse Barn, Chicken Coop, 22x48 foot Movable High Tunnel

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

Handmade Yurt, Apprentice Cabin

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

2 Tractors, Rototiller, Various Mowers, Flatbed Truck, Dump Truck, Hand Tools
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Other

Other tenure arrangement

 We are looking for future successors who will see us and our local neighbors who have worked on the farm for years along side of us, as valuable assets as they formulate their future vision of Clayfield Farm. (See Below)
Additional Information

Description

 We started clearing land in East Blue Hill for a house site in 1988.  The land was completely forested then, the soil acid with ledge poking through everywhere. But we were young and energetic.  We built our 24’ X 36’ house and then cleared half an acre for a garden to the south.  We then acquired a horse and cleared land for a horse barn and paddock to the north.  Every year we would clear a little more of the woods, pulling stumps and expanding our gardens.  In 1995 we cleared a southwest facing slope and planted an apple orchard and in 1998 we cleared two acres of clay bottom land for field gardens.  We embarked on a decades long program of soil building, including tile drains, tons of lime, and additions of countless truckloads of animal manure from neighboring farms.  Now, after 30 years, our soil is superb.  

We are all set up with tools and equipment, a thriving market for organic produce, and the knowledge and experience of how to grow and sell beautiful vegetables.  We want to see this land continue as a working farm and are looking for young people who desire a life outdoors, in touch with the land and the seasons, and who are not afraid of hard work.  

 We are looking for future successors who will see us and our local neighbors who have worked on the farm for years along side of us, as valuable assets as they formulate their future vision of Clayfield Farm.

We envision spending one year getting to know a sucessor candidate, then we will begin the process of turning over the business part of our operation.  We intend to spend the rest of our lives here hopefully being as helpful as possible.  When we are gone, the sucessors will inherit the farm in its entirety.

View farm at www.clayfieldfarm.net

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