Fiddlehead Farm - 12 acres for lease, with house - Berkley, MA

Posted on April 12, 2021Last updated 3 weeks ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

Berkley, MA

Total number of acres available with this property:

12.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

3.0

Acres of pasture:

7.0

Acres of forested land:

2.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

Wet spots in woods

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?:

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

Water sources details

There is a shallow well in woods next to field, that has been used to water fields

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

Infrastructure includes: an 24’ x 30’ greenhouse and un-assembled components for other 30’x 96’ greenhouse; There is a 'wet spot' that has been used as a shallow well in the back woods. Small barn with water, one with four pens,walk in cooler another barn, needs roof and a lot of work; parking for 6-10 cars Land is fenced for rotational pasturing.

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

The house has 3+bedrooms with two baths, newly painted, with bamboo floors, oil-fired forced hot water, good well and septic. The kitchen has a propane cooking stove and a wood stove. There is a washer/dryer in cellar and it's all covered by a metal roof.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

Two good running tractors, an older 3 cylinder diesel Kubota, and a Ford 8N, plus an International Harvester A with attachments, planters, tillers, discs, Harrow. & mowing deck.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for rent

Property for lease

Looking for one year plus lease to start. Can talk about a longer lease or an extension.
Additional Information

Description

Farm is in Berkley, MA ( South Eastern, Ma) near RT 24. Good location for CSA's to SE Mass & Boston & Providence. For rent or lease: 12 acres,of which 10 are in pasture or cropland, formerly farmed organically for row crops, along with chickens for meat and eggs, and sheep for lamb and wool. The land is currently fallow and used for sheep pasture. Infrastructure includes: a 24’ x 30’ greenhouse with electricity. There are un-assembled components for two other greenhouses,30’x 96’. There is a 'wet spot' which has be used for a shallow well in the back woods. There is a small barn with water,and four pens and a walk in cooler. Two good running tractors, an older 3 cylinder diesel Kubota, and a Ford 8N, plus an International Harvester A with attachments, planters, tillers, discs, harrow, a mower and a cutter bar. The house has 3+bedrooms with two baths, newly painted, with bamboo floors, oil-fired forced hot water, good well and septic. The kitchen has a propane cooking stove and a wood stove. There is a  washer/dryer in cellar and it's all covered by a  metal roof. We are looking for good tenants who want to farm responsibly. We are looking to have a working relationship with our tenants. We want farmers who will be guardians of our land, open to communication and able to maintain the fields, tractors, equipment & fencing continuing what we started when we bought the farm.

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