LongWoods Preserve • 65 acres for lease • Cumberland Center (Cumberland County), ME

Posted on September 12, 2022Last updated 4 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Other

Property Location:

76 Longwoods Rd, Cumberland Center, ME 04021

Total number of acres available with this property:

65.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

17.0

Acres of pasture:

20.0

Acres of forested land:

45.0

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

Easement details:

Easement held by Cumberland & Chebeague Land Trust

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
Pond

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

see full description

Farmer housing

None available

Farmer housing details

No farmhouse available. Owners open to other arrangements

Equipment and machinery

None available
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for rent
Other

Property for lease

Owners are open to any discussions
Additional Information

Description

The farm at 76 Longwoods road has been farmed since the late 1800's. It was primarily a cattle farm and the fielded acreage used for hay.

Our company purchased this property in Summer 2021, and immediately entered into negotiations with Maine Farmland Trust to preserve a large portion of the property. 55 acres have been permanently preserved, leaving a 7.5 acre parcel for the construction of a small pub and event center. 

We would like this farm to become an example of how non-profits and small business can come together to create an environment that allows a farming operation to thrive. We are hoping that anywhere between 1-6 acres will be farmed using low impact, regenerative agricultural techniques, and will be a highly collaborative operation between the farmer and the pub/event venue. 

The farmer can plant produce that the pub can source for it's menu, they can plant flowers for weddings, and crops that attract customers to the property, such as pick your own pumpkins, strawberries, or fruit trees. In addition to these value add crops for pub/event venue, the farmer can of course plant anything else that they would like to bring to market. 

With the pub and the many walking trails on the property, there will be a large amount of visibility and foot traffic to the farm, making it a perfect environment for a farm store, giving the farmer a fantastic opportunity to bring their product straight to the consumer. 

In addition to these benefits, we also hope to offer community garden plots on the property and a CSA program. The farmer will ultimately manage these programs with the assistance and resources of the pub and event center. 
 

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