Flower Hill - 21 acres - Williamsburg, MA

Posted on January 26, 2020Last updated 5 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

Williamsburg, MA

Total number of acres available with this property:

21.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

5.0

Acres of pasture:

0.0

Acres of forested land:

10.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land

There are about 6 acres of wildlife habitat, including gardens with shrubbery, a crab apple orchard, apple trees, a field of high bush blueberries, a wildflower field, as well as 10 acres of woodlands with a small stream, additional vernal streams, and a spring. Forest paths meander among pines, ash, birch, beech, maples, oaks, and black cherries.

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

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

Other

Water sources details

Hoses to be hooked up when needed.

Barns, sheds or other structures

None available

Farm infrastructure details

There is off-street parking available.

Farmer housing

None available

Farmer housing details

Glamping in a way. This is a Retreat and when there are no guests— farmers have use of the house facilities. Otherwise tents in the forest for seasonal housing—with sometime access to house.

Equipment and machinery

None available
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Other

Other tenure arrangement

We are seeking reliable persons - willing to commit for at least one growing season - who would like to seriously explore farming as a lifestyle, or farmers who are in transition while seeking their own farmland. We are certainly open to other types of farming commitments, including longer term agreements. We would be growing flowers - annuals and perennials, without heavy equipment. Thoughtful quiet person’s, who have a longing to be close to nature and a commitment to environmentally centered farming are encouraged to contact us. We enjoy a vegetarian lifestyle.
Additional Information

Description

Flower Hill Farm Retreat is situated on twenty-one organically maintained acres on a southeast facing hillside in Williamsburg, MA, a quaint New England village. Stunning views of nearby hills and the distant Mt. Holyoke range, good soil, fields of wildflowers, native high bush blueberries, a half dozen apple trees, along with lovely rambling gardens, are awaiting the right persons to work together with the land and the landowner to add and maintain a south facing field of cultivated annuals and perennials for selling to local wholesalers and others. We are open to other possibilities, as well, for working harmoniously with other areas of this land. Profits of cut flowers or other crops developed together would be shared. Financial agreements and other expectations relating to habitation, farming, etc. will be negotiated. Guidance in doing so in an equitable fashion is available through a variety of community development and agricultural organizations. There are opportunities for unrelated garden and forest chores that would be compensated starting at fifteen dollars per hour. The landowner has been committed to farming and environmentally stewarding this land for thirty-nine years and maintains a small and cozy retreat in a 1790 New England farmhouse. Hundreds of guests have enjoyed the land, wildlife, gardens, and our hospitality over the years.

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