100 Acres in Eastford

76 Weeks Rd, Eastford CT 06242

100 acres available for farming

100 Acres in Eastford

  • 76 Weeks Rd, Eastford CT 06242

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The Land

Is the farm currently in operation?

Yes

Type of Farm Operation

  • Livestock
  • Other

Farming Practices

  • Organic (not certified)
  • Sustainable

Water Sources

  • Drilled well
  • River
  • Other

Soils

Our farm was last worked over 100 years ago. We recently have started revitalizing it. Some space is reclaimed woodland using silvopasture techniques with pigs and sheep. Some land was abused scraping the topsoil and compacting the remaining soil. Acres of autumn olive and other invasive plants have been returned to grassy pasture with the use of meat chickens in tractors. The autumn olive shows no sign of return for over 6 years now. We are working on reclaiming more land in a similar manner. Poultry have been healthy and strong and the variety of flora and fauna increase each year. Much of the area is classified as prime agricultural soils.

Tenure Arrangement

  • Short term lease
  • Long term lease
  • Partnership

Are there any other current leases, partnerships, or arrangements on your property?

Housing could be available as well as potential opportunities to manage other housing and manage agro-toursim opportunities.

Is the farm presently listed with a realtor?

No

Selling Price

partnership, not selling

Additional Information

Other Farm Amenities

  • Access to electricity
  • Barn
  • Fencing
  • Living space for farmer
  • Parking space for farmer
  • Space for heated hoophouse
  • Storage shed (enclosed)

Farm Infrastructure

  • Equipment
  • Farm buildings
  • Housing
  • Livestock

Is the farm land protected under any conservation easements or other programs?

No

Have you applied for a restoration grant for the property?

No

Description

We have had a hobby farm on the property for 7 years.  We have grown to a level that we cannot grow any more without a plan and some help.  We own a tenant house near the property (which has its own small field).  We are seeking someone who is committed to "beyond organic" stewardship of the land, would develop a business plan with us, and be willing to go forth with that plan.  Grant writing can be part of the plan.  We have a small, loyal, customer base for our poultry and willing helpers seasonally (during college breaks).  Many entrepreneurial opportunities are available from maple sugaring to agro-tourism to a farm stand on a state highway.  Some heritage breed livestock is established including poultry, sheep, and pork.  We are open to other ideas to help make the land productive.