Earthlands Farm - 10 acres for lease, with housing - Petersham, MA

Posted on February 25, 2022Last updated 2 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

39 Glasheen Road, Petersham, MA

Total number of acres available with this property:

10.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

6.0

Acres of pasture:

2.0

Acres of forested land:

4.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

We have approximately 80 acres of land in total which is a mix of cleared farmland, forests and wetlands

Soils map:

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?:

Yes

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
Shallow well or spring reservoir
Irrigation system

Water sources details

We have a few drilled wells, as well as a small pond we are currently working on expanding. We have a gas powered generator that is connected to a pump that feeds our elevated irrigation tank to a gravity fed system for our crop fields

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

We have a 50 foot x 20 foot greenhouse that is being finished next month, parking areas, tools, a large 5100E series John Deere tractor with mowing and tilling implements, 2 large broad forks, irrigation tape, irrigation tank, a small mower, compost, some seeds from last year, and a shed full of various farm tools

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

We do have an unoccupied large farm house, but we are not sure yet if that will be available for 2022. We do however have a number of yurts and outbuildings like cabins on the property

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

See above
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for rent
Other

Property for lease

We are happy to discuss a wide variety of arrangements with the right team. Earthlands Farm is looking for the right person to either lease our fields or run our organic vegetable operation and take a majority of the profits! We need to shift much of our attention this year on construction projects and away from farming which is why we are posting here. Since we already have tools, infrastructure, brand in place, partnerships and customers, it can be a lucrative opportunity for the right person with experience, and depending on the size of the operation you want to run, it could be done while you work another job as well if you live nearby. Please reach out to set up a time to discuss. www.earthlandsfarm.com
Additional Information

Description

About Earthlands Farm

Earthlands is a family owned, 80 acre working farm nestled in the picturesque forests of the Quabbin Reservoir about an hour west of the Boston area. Earthland's 501c3 environmental education nonprofit has existed for almost 50 years, but it is only in its second year of full scale farming! We are currently working on our organic certification, and we use regenerative agricultural practices to build our soil’s health and productivity, free of chemical herbicides, pesticides, and synthetic fertilizers. We are proud to be developing partnerships with many of the best markets and restaurants in the Boston area as well as donating nutritious food to soup kitchens and non-profits. We strive to be caring stewards of this farm, so that future generations may continue to be nourished by the healthy and vibrant food that we produce. As we grow, we plan to expand our infrastructure to offer large scale transformational education in the form of classes, workshops, retreats and events for adults and children. We believe that physical, spiritual and mental health starts with healthy seeds and healthy soil. Through our education and farming efforts, we are dedicated to awakening the highest potential in the human spirit, whole body wellness and planetary wellbeing. 

We are happy to discuss a wide variety of arrangements with the right team. Earthlands Farm is looking for the right person to either lease our fields or run our organic vegetable operation and take a majority of the profits! We need to shift much of our attention this year on construction projects and away from farming which is why we are posting here. Since we already have tools, infrastructure, brand in place, partnerships and customers, it can be a lucrative opportunity for the right person with experience, and depending on the size of the operation you want to run, it could be done while you work another job as well if you live nearby. Please reach out to set up a time to discuss. www.earthlandsfarm.com

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