Couple of Quacks - 10 acres for lease - Bucksport, ME

The Land

Property owner

Farmer or farm family

Location

Silver Lake Road, Bucksport, ME 04416

Total number of acres available with this property

10

Acres of cropland or tillable land

6

Acres of pasture

6

Acres of forested land

4

Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

  • Drilled well

Water sources details

see description

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

see description

Farmer housing

None available

Equipment and machinery

None available

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

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

  • Property for lease

Property for lease

Short or long term lease arrangement being offered

Additional Information

The property is located right outside "downtown" Bucksport. It's about half an hour to Bangor, Belfast, Ellsworth, and Castine, each of which offer a good market for agricultural products of any sort. 

The land itself slopes gradually (a bit more steeply in some places) down to a marshy creek. The exposure is generally southeasterly. About a third of it seems to be quality pasture (besides prevalence of milkweed in certain areas), and a third is in early successional forest (mostly birches, aspen, and pine) that would be easily thinned for a silvopasture model. The remaining third is mature forest, predominately of pine, beech, and oak, with some apples, hawthorn, maples (sugar & red) and cedar thrown in. I believe it has been hayed recently and was likely pasture before that.
 
In terms of infrastructure, there is a municipal electricity and a well with an existing network of drip irrigation that I set up originally for a few dozen trees and vines that I’ve planted. Though I haven't been able to actively use or maintain this system, it'd be a functional starting point for irrigation of any sort. There is a shed (finished exterior, mostly finished interior) that houses a wood stove and the pump/tank. Additionally there is a shelter logic shelter for storage of some equipment. I also set up a good amount of cattle panel around some perennial plantings but those could be rearranged according to your needs.

The arrangement I’m looking for is one in which you utilize the available areas in a regenerative manner in return for an annual lease payment covering property tax (around $700 right now), and basic care of existing plantings, and maintenance of land quality. Beyond that, you’d be responsible for your use of water electricity. I very highly prioritize a good working relationship and consistent visions. Lease terms could be short or long term depending on your plans/experience.

I look forward to meeting you,
Peter

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