3 Acres in New Fairfield

2 Elwell Road, New Fairfield, CT 06812

3 acres available for farming

3 Acres in New Fairfield

  • 2 Elwell Road, New Fairfield, CT 06812

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The Land

Is the farm currently in operation?

Yes

Type of Farm Operation

  • Specialty crops

Farming Practices

  • Sustainable

Water Sources

  • Pond
  • Other

Soils

Rich organic, high in nutrients.

Tenure Arrangement

  • Other

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

Cottage rental

Is the farm presently listed with a realtor?

No

Listing Info

Not for sale

Additional Information

Other Farm Amenities

  • Access to electricity
  • Access to water (irrigation)
  • Barn
  • Fencing
  • Living space for farmer
  • Parking space for farmer

Farm Infrastructure

  • Equipment
  • Farm buildings
  • Housing

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

I have restored the barn and house which was built 300 years ago.  I have continued the farming tradition of the property.  Over the past 300 years,  the farm has supplied beavers for the hatting industry of Danbury, pheasants for restaurants in NYC, and dairy for the local residents.  The previous owners had horses and a bull.  The original tools found on the property have been collected and stored.  A shop has been set up in the barn for repairing and maintaining farm structures and fences.  Firewood for heating the house has been collected from the property.  Wood has been milled and planed for repairing farm structures.  Cedar trees fallen by storms have been used for making fences.  Maple sap is collected on the farm in the winter for maple syrup.  Wild mushrooms have been collected from the property as well as Shitake mushrooms have been planted in the red oak trees for harvesting in the spring. The pond was dug many years ago for irrigation purposes. The pond canals are maintained so that the garden irrigation systems are fed.  Fruit orchards have been enlarged to include apples, peaches, quince and plums.  There are berry bushes planted and maintained: wine berry, elderberry, high bush cranberry, and black berries.  There are nut trees planted and maintained: white walnut, hickory and hazelnut.  There are perennial vegetables planted and maintained: asparagus, rhubarb, garlic, chives, Jerusalem artichoke, and  kale. Yearly vegetable gardens are planted with tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, spinach, cucumbers, broccoli, various greens, swiss chard.  Herb gardens are planted and maintained including sage, basil, oregano, comfrey, and stevia.  Depending on the growing season, excess produce is donated to various shelters.  As it has been for years, this is a self sustaining farm.