Grow Food Northampton farmland - 2 parcels for lease - Florence, MA

The Land

Property owner

Land trust or other conservation organization

Location

140 Meadow Street, Florence, Massachusetts

Total number of acres available with this property

1.5

Acres of cropland or tillable land

1.5

Acres of pasture

0

Acres of forested land

0

Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

  • Town/municipal water

Water sources details

2" Frost Free hydrants of city water available at both fields.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

One of the parcels - the Corner Field - has a 10’x14’ shed with an attached 8’x8’ timber frame extension and a separate timber frame pavilion. This same parcel has a 20'x48' heated greenhouse. See attachment for details.

Farmer housing

None available

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

Various equipment and infrastructure is available for shared use, including a 33hp tractor with bucket and brushhog, BCS walk-behind tractor with tiller and power harrow attachments, and walk-in cooler.

Is the property enrolled in a current use or other state program that affects property taxes?

Yes

Is the property certified organic, or does it qualify for organic certification under federal organic regulations?

Yes

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

  • Property for lease

Property for lease

Short-term leases of 1-3 years are considered initially. A maximum tenure of 6 years is available on these parcels, but rolling leases will be considered to ensure tenure for lessees.

Additional Information

An optional Q&A with the former lessee of these parcels, Susan Pincus of Sawmill Herb Farm, will be offered at 6:00pm on Thursday January 25th on zoom. Sign up here and a Zoom link for the Q&A session will be sent to you by the afternoon of January  25.

Please see the attached documents for more information and for a fillable application form. We will be accepting applications through February 1, 2024. Thank you!

Date posted

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