de Bruyn Kops farm - 13 acres for rent, with housing - Amherst, NH

Posted on February 14, 2019Last updated 3 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

377 Boston Post Rd, Amherst, NH

Total number of acres available with this property:

13.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

13.0

Acres of pasture:

0.0

Acres of forested land:

0.0

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?:

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

Shallow well or spring reservoir
Irrigation system
Pond
River/stream

Water sources details

Souhegan River abuts fields and can be pumped into 8" pipe under fields. Enough surface pipe and sprinklers are available for several acres. Shallow well could be useful for washing produce or to supply a greenhouse.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

There is a barn near the road suitable for storage of equipment and supplies. It has held animals in the past. A farmstand could be set up in or near that barn. A small amount of parking is there. More parking (for employees) is deeper in the property. A second barn has some basement storage space that I have used for potato storage.

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

There is a small apartment with bathroom and partial kitchen suitable for one person. The nearby town of Milford has a robust market in apartments and house rentals.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

1 movable hoophouse 17x48 (on skids) and parts for 2 others. Italian spader, 2-bottom plow, disk harrow, cultipacker, tractor with creeper gears. several acres irrig pipe & sprinklers, pto-driven pump. approx 1 acre Earthmat, various widths, some used. A road-worthy trailer. Various smaller items.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for rent

Property for lease

The lease would be for use of part of the property. Duration and other specifics are open to discussion.
Additional Information

Description

The land is near affluent markets.

The 13 acres available are currently growing wildflower bee forage.  Adjacent fields are cut for hay/haylage and fertilized with cow manure.  The 13 acres were last limed several years ago at the same time and rate as the hay fields.

This is flood plain land, flat, various sandy loams, very few rocks.  The 13 acres are not subject to major floodwater erosion risk, but the owner still wants to minimize the amount of time that any dirt is bare and rootless.  In general, the owner wants the soils cared for the way a good organic or biodynamic farmer would care for the soils.  Cold air sinks into the valley, so frosts come a bit earlier here than in the adjacent hills.

The owner is an experienced entrepreneur and will need to see good potential in the farmer's business plan.  That can be viewed as an opportunity if the farmer really knows farming, has good self-discipline, and just needs some coaching in the business and marketing areas.

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