Quaker Road Farm - 7 acres for rent - East Sandwich, MA

Posted on January 27, 2018Last updated 3 weeks ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Private non-farming landowner

Property Location:

22 Quaker Road

Total number of acres available with this property:

1-5

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

1-5

Acres of pasture:

1-5

Acres of forested land:

1-5

Other open and/or non-farmable land

1 acre cranberry bog, 5 acres pasture/tillable land, and 1 acre of farmstead that is occupied by owner. Barn use can be arranged.

Soils map:

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

No

Is the property protected with any type of Conservation Easement?:

No

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

Yes
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Water sources details

We have 2 drilled wells, one providing functioning irrigation for the bog. The bog generally collects water and floods easily without irrigation by using the flash board riser/dam for controlling water level, likely a combination of spring and runoff from adjacent hill. There may be adjacent additional acre bog available for use, +4 acres woodland.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

There are three buildings at the farmstead, a house, a barn and a garage. The garage and house are lived in, the barn could be available for use if interested.

Farmer housing

None available

Equipment and machinery

None available
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for rent
Other

Property for lease

Short term lease available, open to discussion of ground lease or lease with first refusal.
Additional Information

Description

Land include 5 acres of south facing, gently sloped hill, well ventilated hill. Good opportunity for orchard planting, hay/fodder production, grazing, with some rehab.  Historic farm, purchased from family owning farm for 110 years, utilizing land for cranberry bogs, grazing for cow/s, and fruit and vegetable production. Current begining apiary on site. Blueberry production nearby.

We purchased the land hoping to re-introduce/maintain production use, but currently managing renovations and need land to be tended to in mean time. We are open to many arrangements, including using/improving land for production as part of lease negotiation. We prefer organic farming, soil health and soil building farm methods, which are challanging for cranberries, though we do have a neigbor with more than 100 acres of bogs who is working on organic production in his bogs less than a quarter mile a way and a great resource.

The farm is 30 seconds from historic route 6A, at exit 3, accessible for on site market if desired.

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