#236 - The Quaker City Land Trust was formed in 1993 by residents of a cooperative, "back to the land" neighborhood dating from the 1970s. The Land Trust owns 9 houses (2 of which are small cabins) on 91 acres, mostly wooded, in southwest New Hampshire. The seven adult members of the Land Trust share interests in low-impact living, organic agriculture, cottage industries, non-violent social change and conservation. A modest home is available (1/5 of a mile from the community parking lot) with potential for membership and a long-term lease on the house and its leasehold, which includes a garden plot and a well. Leaseholders share access to woodlots on common land and to a community woodworking shop. Sharing resources and skills and trading work is a valued part of what we do here. Current members include orchard workers, Quakers, carpenters, historian, mediator, beekeeper, accountant, gardeners, spinner, knitters, and feltmakers. Families with children are welcome. Land here is currently, or has recently been, used for small home gardens, goat pasture, small orchard, wholesale flower growing, and firewood. A large portion has been left as undeveloped forest.
#351 - A green 17-acre planned residential condominium agriculture and horse-keeping community in Marlborough, NH (southwestern) is offering communal “shares”: the buyer is able to build and own their own home on one of six available sites, as well as own a 1/7 undivided share of the 17-acre farm. Pastures, barns, and riding arenas will be communally owned and managed. All permitting, state and local, is in place as well as surveying. The farm is deeded and governed by a completed set of association documents containing covenants related to green building, alternative energy and environmental maintenance. Although the property is established and maintained for keeping horses and/or agriculture, there is no requirement of horse ownership. The owner will consider any and all creative purchasing/partnering/building/development options. Asking $125,00/share.
#390 - Farming opportunity in Lyme, NH (west-central): a 42A parcel with 5or more acres of excellent agricultural soils for row crops, two hoophouses, ten acres of pasture (more on neighboring lands) plus sixteen additional acres of woodlands being cleared this spring, berry field and small apple orchard. Owner currently has small pick-your-own operation and is looking for an experienced farmer to take the lead in expanding the operation in a way that is commercially viable and ecologically sensitive.
#470 – Farm for rent or farm manager in Lisbon NH: long-established farm newly-revived, actively building soil quality with consecutive cover crops, with two new houses, renovated barn/workshop, pond, pavilions, trails and a ninety-tree apple orchard. Entire 115A is currently managed as a wildlife refuge with about 17A of fields. Seeking couple or young family with one professional partner and another an experienced farmer to establish a first-class multipurpose farm operation. Owner is open to innovative options and is willing to invest in the property through a mutually-beneficial owner/manager relationship.
#477 - Farm property in Raymond, NH (southeastern) for sale: 7.5A, of which 6A are open pastureland currently grazing alpacas. All equipment and livestock will be included in this sale. House and barn were built in the early 1800s, and the farm raised and sold vegetable seeds from 1860 to 1910. In addition to livestock, the farm is ideal for a small fruit and vegetable business, located on a busy state road and near the entrance to a popular state park. The property is ideally located for a roadside farm stand, a pick-your-own operation, a CSA, or other small agricultural business.
#484 - Farm for sale in Lancaster, NH (northwest-central): 38.8A, easily-recertifiable organic, includes 100-tree apple orchard, cider mill, hydroelectric generator, and corral. Farm is currently dormant but set up for apple and cider production, beef and sheep-raising, haying, intensive grazing and vegetables, with pond and year-round brook. Buildings include Greek-revival, four-bedroom farm house in good condition; water-powered cider mill, producing 500 gallons/day direct to cooling tank, with sales room, and walk-in cooler for 250 crates. Corral has head gate and high-tensile fence. Electricity is supplied by a carefully-designed 18Kw hydroelectric generator more than sufficient for all household needs. Owner will provide one-year free consultant training and trouble-shooting agreement. More details are available at the website. Scenic location in White Mountains close to several towns with CSAs. Asking $459,000.
#492 - Farm property for sale in Piermont, NH (upper Connecticut Valley): 8.5 acres, mostly open Agawam loam carefully amended, with long and various agricultural history, totally organic from 1950, with some small woodlands, a vineyard, and rows of established full bearing raspberries. Buildings include an eight-room 1.5 bathroom gambrel-roof house, newly insulated, with new basement floor, artesian well, new furnace, wired for high-speed internet; a 27’ x 27’ gambrel-roof barn; a 14’ x 27’ pole barn, also with accommodations for pigs. All machinery and some furnishings are included in sale. Presently a huge organic garden is fully planted and the vineyard is in bloom. Property is bordered by a brook with a spectacular waterfall, swimming and fishing holes. Asking $300,000.