Olmstead Hill Farm

190 Olmstead Hill Rd, Wilton CT 06897

10 acres available for farming

Olmstead Hill Farm

  • 190 Olmstead Hill Rd, Wilton CT 06897

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The Land

Is the farm currently in operation?

No

Type of Farm Operation

  • Field crops
  • Specialty crops

Farming Practices

  • Organic (certified)
  • Organic (not certified)
  • Sustainable

Water Sources

  • None

Soils

We are not sure about soil but 8 acres has been hayed on and off over a 40 year period, and has not been hayed at all for 20 years now.
Another 2 acre field has been used as a nursery for trees and bushes, and too a truck farm (mostly melons, pumpkins, squash etc)

Tenure Arrangement

  • Short term lease

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

Hunting during appropriate season for Deer and Turkey.
Also from time to time photography.

Is the farm presently listed with a realtor?

No

Additional Information

Other Farm Amenities

  • Fencing
  • Other facilities available

Farm Infrastructure

  • Not applicable

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

Yes

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

42 acres of a 52 acre property are forever protected, with agricultural use also protected.
The two fields (one approx 8 acres and one approx 2) are accessible by public roads. There are stone walls everywhere (good for horse pasturing) and sheep and livestock fences have been removed (but can be put in)

Have you applied for a restoration grant for the property?

No

Description

We are a private family that have a small farm building compound just south of Danbury and within an hour and a half of Manhattan. 42 acres of a 52 acre property are forever protected, with agricultural use also protected. 
The two fields (one approx 8 acres and one approx 2) are accessible by public roads. There are stone walls everywhere (good for horse pasturing) and sheep and livestock fences have been removed (but can be put in). We do not have easy water to either but there is a pond downhill which is is somewhat dried up in August (depending on weather). We have not fertilized or limed in over 20 years, though even then it was our own manure (horses, chickens etc) We have given up all livestock, so no more manure. We have aging hay equipment (probably un-usable).

We do not anticipate selling the place, but do not have housing or facilities. There is one pole barn near to one of the fields, and probably somewhat temporary barns/storage etc could be erected near the larger one. There are many farm-to-table restaurants nearby and also many farmer's markets.