Zion Hill Farm - 192 Acres for lease, with future housing - Preston, CT

Posted on October 27, 2019Last updated 1 week ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

117 River Road, Preston, CT 06365

Total number of acres available with this property:

192.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

27.0

Acres of pasture:

10.0

Acres of forested land:

65.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land

Approximately 100 acres bordering the Quinebaug River have slopping features that would not lend itself to farming operations. Currently being managed for cord wood thinning.

Soils map:

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?:

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

Pond
River/stream

Water sources details

Property borders the Quinebaug River and has a one acre pond.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

Three stall barn with hayloft may be available.

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

Planning on building a 960 - 1200 square foot farm manager's residence in the spring of 2020. This home would feature net zero energy features including roof mounted solar. Design would be for a two bedroom, one bath new construction and would be available for lease together with the farm property described above.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

Compact John Deere tractor with bucket loader would be available for use. Log splitter also available for use.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for rent

Property for lease

Options include: short-term (1-3 years) lease, long-term lease, ground lease, and lease with purchase option or right of first refusal.
Additional Information

Description

Zion Hill Farm Preserve is a 192 acre property bordering the Quinebaug River in Preston, CT. It has been family owned for over 50 years. Currently we have a maple syrup operation, nine bee hives, and 27 acres of cropland that is being hayed. About 30 acres were previously being managed as a permaculture operation and about 15 of them could be managed as certified organic. The land has a well established trail system that provides acess to most of the property. Immediatley adjacent to the described property is a related ten acre farm with a small barn, ten alpacas, and two donkeys, as well as a recently installed 7.2 kW solar tracking system. This property could also be available for use. We are dedicated on preserving this land for agricultural and open space use and are actively pursuing a conservation easement.

Contact information: Timothy Bowles: [email protected] 

 

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