Property is 40+ acres consisting of pasture, wooded pasture, gardens, forest, seasonal creek, and pond. Farmed/grazed area is roughly 15 fenced and cross-fenced acres. Multi-use farming over last ten years has included: row crops for a small-scale CSA, Katahdin sheep for meat, pastured pork, and laying hens. Home garden has well-established culinary herbs, beginning medicinal herbs, orchard, and is currently transitioning from row crops to permaculture beds. Second home on farm is available (see description below). Long-term partnership preferred.
We look forward to talking with you!
We are in our tenth year of reclaiming this property for agricultural use. (It was a well-known strawberry farm years and years ago.) Our primary focus has been on rehabilitating and expanding pasture, silvopasture grazing, as well as soil building in large home garden space.
We are open to ideas and conversation about a wide variety of farming/agricultural ventures which:
- are well-suited to this land
- use regenerative agriculture as a model for plans and management
- consider dry cropping as a farming adaptation for hotter, drier summers
- contribute to our local food systems
We are willing and available to mentor, but our primary interest is finding beginning farmers who have the necessary skills and financial resources for their own agricultural business/homesteading.
We want to continue to steward this farm land, improving it for sustainable food production to benefit our local food systems. We also want to preserve surrounding native forest habitat for wildlife.
We believe practices that grow out of a regenerative agriculture philosophy are vital for building a farm ecosystem that will help future farmers navigate climate change.
Small flock Katahdin sheep for meat and pasture management.
Laying hens. Home garden, homesteading. Small hereford herd currently grazing upper pastures.
No water rights. Well water can be used for livestock and home garden. Possibility for irrigation from pond, which is filled by a seasonal creek on farm.
Water-wise practices a must.
54% Bellpine silty clay loam
29% Nekia silty clay loam
14% Noti loam
Fenced and cross fenced. Small barn accessible to animals from two different pasture areas. Space to expand animal barns. Covered storage for equipment. One bay of shop area also available for storage.
Second house on farm has two bedrooms and two baths, large kitchen and living spaces, laundry, woodstove, heat pump, separate well, fenced yard, no covered parking. Monroe schools. (Owners live on site; we would be neighbors.)
Possibility for tractor and tool use/lease.
No water rights. Well water can be used for livestock and home garden.
Lower pasture area very well-suited for dry farming.
Respect, dignity, communication, hospitality, curiosity, collaboration, conscientiousness, generosity, open-mindedness - these are qualities we practice and value in our relationships.
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