Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm - seeking CSA farmer (lease/other) - Peterborough, NH

Posted on November 30, 2018Last updated 3 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Other private organization (educational, religious, for-profit, etc.)

Property Location:

7 Callies Common, Peterborough, NH 03458

Total number of acres available with this property:

6-20

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

1-5

Acres of pasture:

1-5

Acres of forested land:

Not Applicable

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
River/stream

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

Not included in lease. Several on-site homes are available for purchase.

Equipment and machinery

Available
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for rent
Other

Property for lease

Seeking a long-term lease arrangement with a 1-year trial period.
Additional Information

Description

Nubanusit Neighborhood & Farm is looking for a partner to manage farm operations at our community farm in Peterborough, NH. The area of active management includes 7-8 acres of which about 5 acres has been in production. This includes 3 high-tunnel hoophouses, seed-starting facilities, root cellar, water sources (well and river), shared use of equipment, and other infrastructure. Soils are classified as Colton loamy sand and Monadnock fine sandy loam. The farmer will be offered an affordable, secure, long-term lease starting with a trial period.

Nubanusit Neighborhood is a co-housing community of 29 households. The community and the farm have a reciprocal and complementary relationship: Neighbors support the farm--primarily through the purchase of CSA shares--and the farm offers the neighborhood food, beauty, and connection to each other and the land. We are committed to organic, sustainable practices, and require farming operations to continue to improve the health of the soil.

In previous seasons, Nubi farmers have sold as many as 100 CSA shares in the broader community as well as limited wholesale. They have grown 35 different vegetables with over 90 varieties of vegetables, flowers, and herbs combined. Main crops include: lettuce, salad mix, asian greens, carrots, garlic, onions, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, beets, peppers, cabbage, and kale. Minor crops have included herbs, eggplant, ginger, kohlrabi, broccoli, potatoes, and various other crops.

Needed Qualifications and Skills

  • Regenerative, low-input/sustainable vegetable production experience
  • Capable operator and maintainer of all necessary farm equipment
  • Greenhouse and high tunnel management, including plant propagation and season extension
  • Business savvy to ensure a viable farm business
  • Able to communicate well and work with the community in a co-housing context
  • Willing to teach interns or volunteers who may lack experience

For more information, see our website at http://www.nhcohousing.com/the-farm.html or contact [email protected].

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