Crows' Feat - A Cooperative Farm in Southeast NH

Posted on August 4, 2020Last updated 4 weeks ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

Kensington, New Hampshire

Total number of acres available with this property:

50.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

20.0

Acres of pasture:

10.0

Acres of forested land:

20.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

Open meadow, some forested area subject to a conservation easement

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:

Society for the Protection of NH Forests
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well
Shallow well or spring reservoir
Irrigation system
Pond

Water sources details

In addition to four wells and a rainwater catchment system, there are two ponds on the property, one in the woods and another near one of the pastures. We plan to add an irrigation pond fed by the catchment system, near the current planted area.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

There is a large barn/tractor shed with cold storage and wash/pack station, a small animal shelter, multiple chicken coops and two hoop houses (the second to be erected early 2022). A farm store/kitchen & meeting space is in the works and should be completed by spring 2022.

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

There are several nice options for on-farm housing.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

An excavator, two tractors, two mowers, a sawmill, generators, wood chipper, various trailers & ATVs
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Other

Other tenure arrangement

We are looking for hard workers and entrepreneurial thinkers who seek long-term equity ownership via this cooperative endeavor
Additional Information

Description

Crows' Feat Farm is a 100-acre property located in Kensington NH, a town with a rich agricultural history. In 2020, with the help of friends and neighbors, we reestablished a working farm and cooperative endeavor along permaculture lines. Our members share a profound commitment to nature and enjoy a deep connection with our local community. More information can be found at crowsfeatfarm.org.

The property boasts rich farm soils, two ponds, extensive forestland, and a large open meadow. It is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including migratory birds and bees. We are located 15 miles south of Portsmouth NH and 45 miles north of Boston - 10 miles from the ocean. This farm, formerly known as Rolling Ridge, was established in 1744, and is among the earliest settlements in this area.

About ten acres are currently under cultivation with perennials (plants, shrubs, fruit & nut trees), flowers, and a variety of annual vegetables.  We have chickens and goats, as well as a rich forest full of indigenous plants and wildlife. We host many community events - concerts, dinners, working parties and educational opportunities - and actively seek to support other local farmers.  We are looking to partner with area farmer(s) so as to expand the land under cultivation in a cooperative and regenerative farming model. 

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