Turtle Ledge Farm - 32 acres for rent/co-farming - Hampton, CT

Posted on April 13, 2018Last updated 4 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

Hampton CT

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:

6-20

Other open and/or non-farmable land

32 acres total. Includes cleared growing areas and pasture totaling around 2 acres. Lots of woodlot and wetlands. Some areas available to be cleared for additional growing space.

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

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
Shallow well or spring reservoir
Other

Water sources details

Drilled well that supplies the house can be used to some extent. Dug well is available to provide some water for a cleared field away from the house.

Barns, sheds or other structures

None available

Farm infrastructure details

House and existing outbuildings (uninhabited horse barn w/ lean-to, tool shed, small greenhouse, chicken coop w/run) are in use by the property owners who are currently farming. Some space could be made available in the future. Portable electric fencing is available.

Farmer housing

None available

Equipment and machinery

None available

Equipment and machinery details

To begin, farmer must provide most of own tools and equipment. Use of some existing resources can be arranged for the future.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for rent
Other

Property for lease

Lease possible after a trial season
Additional Information

Description

We are a very small, certified organic farm in operation for 20 years, looking for someone to co-farm or apprentice and gradually assume increased responsibility for the operation in the future. The property is 32 acres total, with abundant woodlot and wetlands and less than 2 acres currently in cultivation (vegetables, berries, fruit and nut trees).

Various arrangements are possible, including expansion, lease, etc. Must be willing to maintain organic practices, work cooperatively with owners in shared growing spaces, and commit to caring for crops for the full season including end-of-season cleanup. This is a good opportunity for an active farmer/gardener looking for additional growing space for expansion or rotation, or for a new farmer wanting to start with a small amount of land. We would prefer someone who could begin part-time work for one season to become familiar with the operation and develop a plan for future seasons.

For more info, see our website:  http://turtleledge.wixsite.com/turtleledgefarm

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