Hawk Hill Farm - 23 acres for lease - Bloomfield, CT

Posted on December 12, 2018Last updated 1 month ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Land trust or other conservation organization

Property Location:

22 Duncaster Road, Bloomfield, CT GPS LOCATION: 41°50'25.45"N, 72°46'13.98"W

Total number of acres available with this property:

21-50

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

21-50

Acres of pasture:

6-20

Acres of forested land:

21-50

Other open and/or non-farmable land

The 21 acres in forest includes wetlands and ponds. 22.5 acres of farmland and 1 acre in building and farmyard. The farmland is divided by two wetlands and an improved farm road crosses each wetland near the property lines. There are three distinct sections of the land.

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?:

Yes

Is there a forest management plan for forestland on the available property?:

No
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well
Pond

Water sources details

The drilled well in near the barn located at the farmyard which can be seen from Duncaster Road. The land has some natural springs at the highest field.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

The bank barn has reinforced structure to support 2,600 standard hay bales. The lowest level has been subdivided for animal or equipment storage. Parking in farmyard. There is some permanent fencing on site.

Farmer housing

None available

Farmer housing details

Housing is affordable in the Bloomfield area.

Equipment and machinery

None available

Equipment and machinery details

Current farmer may sell some farm equipment.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for rent

Property for lease

1-3 year lease with roll over option. Other options available with rental history.
Additional Information

Description

The Wintonbury Land Trust seeks to lease farmland located on the west side of Bloomfield at 22 Duncaster Rd. The forty five acre property consists of 22 acres of state significant & prime farmland and 21 acres forest land, one pond, two wetland areas, and an acre of farmyard with the historic bank barn. The existing lease used the farmland as pasture for highland cows and the barn as a CSA and hay storage. The current farmer leaves the farmland in good condition, lease expiring at the end of April.

The Bank barn will support 2,600 of standard hay bales on the upper level, has power to the barn, and the farm has a water well.

The farm is located in a residential neighborhood adjacent to two other properties that are currently used for agriculture. Only the east upper field has residential abutting the property.

The intent of the Land Trust is to find an energetic farmer who demonstrates the skills to operate this farm and presents a long term growth plan for this property.

This farm requires public trail access in accordance with DEEP standards. A NRCS conservation easement and management plan is in place on this farm.

Basis of Award: Questionnaire – Evaluation Score, Personal Interview, Action/Business Plan and References

Site Inspections / Information:

A guided site inspection may be arranged by calling the Wintonbury Land Trust -860-243-1749

Complete Farm Lease proposal upon request.

Basis for Farmland Lease value: Ct. Public Act 490, Land use value for Tillable-D land.

Selection Schedule:

Farm Lease advertisement – 2.5 month

Review proposals, personal interviews – 1 month

Final Selection – 2 weeks

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