Timberock; 50 acres; Housing available for rent in Brookfield, MA

Posted on September 7, 2017Last updated 2 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Private non-farming landowner

Property Location:

Brookfield, MA

Total number of acres available with this property:

21-50

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

6-20

Acres of pasture:

6-20

Acres of forested land:

21-50

Other open and/or non-farmable land

The 50 acres sits on the shore of Lake Quabog. There are some wetlands on both sides of the property, with a stream with beaver dams on one side flowing into the lake.

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

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

Irrigation water would be likely pumped out of the lake into holding tanks that can be place uphill of the cropland.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

There are a couple of small storage sheds for tools. No fencing exists at this time.

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

There are several buildings available for rent. One has an apartment with kitchen on the bottom floor, and above this another living space with kitchen and room to sleep at least 4 people. There is also a converted chicken coop that has a bathroom. Another main house sits on the property.

Equipment and machinery

None available
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for rent
Other

Property for lease

We are open to various short-term or long-term leases. We are looking for the right person to farm the land in a regenerative, ecologically sensitive way. This is what is most important to us and we look forward to working out the details with a situation that suits both parties.
Additional Information

Description

Timberock is a unique  50 acre property that has been in the same family for close to 100 years. The adjacent 100+acre farm is currently for sale by the family. 

It is a scenic land, adjacent to the lake with mature forests and nesting bald eagles.  There are several parcels that are non-forest, including 8-10 acres that have been hayed for a decade or more, and two other parcels that are mowed, about 1-3 acres each.  There is plenty of space for the farmer (or couple) in addition to workers/interns to live on the property.

However there is not much infrastructure at this time such as fencing or barn for tractor or packing etc.

We are looking to work with an experienced farmer who wants to work to build healthy soil using regenerative practices such as cover cropping, composting, minimal tillage etc while working within and enhancing the existing ecosystem.

We are open to integrated use of the land such as annual vegetable and flower production, animal grazing, orchards, apiary, mushroom cultivation and beyond.

With the right situation we are willing to put capital towards infrastructure such as fencing, irrigation/water tanks, greenhouses, outbuildings etc.

We know there are many people who would like the opportunity to be on a piece of land earning a living in community and providing good food. Let us know if this sounds like something you are looking for.

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