2 acre fully built market garden (turn key)

114 Maiden Ln Durham CT

2 acres available for farming

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The Land

Is the farm currently in operation?

Yes

Type of Property Poster

Farmer or farm family

Type of Farm Operation

  • Livestock
  • Field crops
  • Specialty crops

Farming Practices

  • Organic (not certified)
  • Sustainable

Water Sources

  • Drilled well
  • Municipal

Soils

80% Wethersfield (upper)
80% ludlow (lower)

Tenure Arrangement

  • Short term lease
  • Long term lease

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

No

Is the farm presently listed with a realtor?

No

Additional Information

Other Farm Amenities

  • Access to electricity
  • Access to water (irrigation)
  • Cooler (for produce storage)
  • Fencing
  • Greenhouse
  • Other facilities available
  • Parking space for farmer
  • Space for heated hoophouse
  • Storage shed (enclosed)

Farm Infrastructure

  • Equipment
  • Farm buildings
  • Livestock

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

Yes

If so, what kind of easement or program is in place?

Open Space

Have you applied for a restoration grant for the property?

No

Description

Fully built 2 acre market garden - Full irrigation (drip and wobbler) - Dedicated well for irrigation/livestock - Fully fenced (deer proof) - 15 plots with 30in beds (50 & 75ft lengths) - Onside compost operation (horse, rabbit, goats) - Underground drainage for improved soil quality - 3 caterpillar tunnels (14x50) - Heated nursery greenhouse (22x50) - two 30x96 high tunnels (one built second in Fall '22) - one 30x50 high tunnel (to be built in Fall '22) - 12x12 Cold room - open air covered washroom with stainless tables/sinks/bubbler/lettuce spinner - BCS tractor w/tiller, hiller, rotary plow, flail mower - Paperpot transplanter, Jang & earthway seeder, flame weeder, 6 row seeder, Bed roller, weeding tools - Microgreen racks (24 1020 tray system with lights) - Onsite farm store (12x25 building) with 20x40 tent and parking for 30 cars - 120+ egg layer flock with chx mobile and premier 1 fence - 4 Salatin style meat bird coups / processing equipment included I have built this farm over five years and grew it into a 140 member CSA. I am moving onto my next adventure and would love to see someone else continue this wonderful operation. Our central CT location is perfect for farmers markets and restaurant sales. Two full time workers can make a good living on this size farm.