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New Hampshire

#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, negotiable.

#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 recently-cleared woodlands, 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.  

#463 - Farm property for lease in Milford, NH (southern):  126A zoned commercial/industrial, of which about 80A are tillable and 30A are currently farmed, with a mile of river frontage and 600’ of frontage on busy road, ideal for a farm stand.  There is a 20’ x 30’ building in place with ample parking, an irrigation pond, 24” sewer main, town water, and three-phase electric system.

#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.

#498 – Working dairy farm and farm stand for sale in Bath, NH (northwest-central):  257A includes about 160A tillable.  Buildings include: 200-cow free stall milking barn with bull barn and calving barns attached; double-6 milking parlor and new milking equipment, surgery room and office area; a 90-head heifer barn; superhutch; sawdust pole barn; two big bunker silos; commodity shed and grain bins; 4-bay machine shop and a 2-bay heated shop; three 26’ x 72’ greenhouses (two heated); three-bedroom 1.5 bath house with full basement, new oil burner and an outdoor wood-burning furnace, new roof, siding and windows, and an attached one-car garage.  Trailer lot includes water, septic and electric.  Property is located along a main highway, ideal for established farm stand business.  Owner will consider a subdivision of the property, selling house, barns and 40A with a ten-year purchase option on the remainder of the land.

#513 – Organically-certified farm property for sale in Belmont, NH (southern): about 5A includes large flat open areas for vegetable gardens, recently used as pullet and broiler farm for chickens; turkeys, cows, pigs, sheep and goats were raised in the past.  Buildings include three poultry houses, eight floors total, with about 40,000 capacity, including all attached equipment such as Big Dutchman feeding systems, Brock grain bins, Aerotech fans, digital thermometers, Shenandoah propane brooders and Ziggy nipple watering system; four-bay oversized garage; horse/livestock barn; newly-renovated four-bedroom, two-bath house with all new heating, plumbing, electrical, septic and siding (see MLS #4318269 at www.nneren.com for further details).  Additional acreage may be available for purchase from abutter.  Property is located on dead-end road but close to shopping and major highway.  Asking 468,000.

#514 – Lightly wooded land in South Hampton, NH (southern) for lease or farm manager: 5A with frost-free water pump probably best suited for livestock, with a shared pond nearby, currently with no structures in place.  Owner lives in farmhouse on the property and would consider access to an in-law apartment.  She is open to alternative arrangements for sustainable approach to use of the land, including trading labor or livestock, and sharing the cost of building farm structures.

#516 – Farmland in Gilmanton, NH (central) for sale: subject to a conservation easement that allows ag-related buildings within specific area, restricts commercial use to agriculture and forestry, prohibits residential use, guarantees limited pedestrian public access, and requires field maintenance. 17A managed hay land and 3A woodland, mostly “Important Agricultural Soils” with seasonal brook, 135-foot pond frontage and two dug wells. Land listed by NH Conservation Real Estate, 603 253 4999.

#528 - Farm in Goffstown, NH (southern) for rent:  11.4A, of which about 2-3A are in meadow and the balance in woodland with stone walls.  Buildings include a three+ bedroom, passive-solar home, of which only a three-room basement apartment is available as well as a third floor, with the balance of the house to be occupied by current owner; three woodstove-heated sheds, one an office shed, the second a guest bunkhouse and the third a 12’ x 24’ greenhouse/art studio.  There are a 30’ x 40’ raised-bed garden, five perennial flower gardens, a “starter” orchard, and two berry patches.  The property is under an agricultural restriction and the owner wishes it to stay environmentally friendly.

#531 - Farm property farm in Henniker, NH (south-central) for rent with possible lease-to-own: 38.5A comprised of  3 acres of open prime agricultural soil and approximately 30A acres of woodland, with easy access to water in the barn, and an unused well in the field. There is potential for onsite living, depending on the circumstances. Property is offered as a short-term trial period with a potential long-term arrangement and the possibility for longer-term lease-to-own purchase. Owners seek a sustainable and organically-minded farmer steward.

 #532 - Farm property in Greenfield, NH (south) for rent or rent-trade: 100A, of which about 15A are open farmland of local importance and about 50A are wooded. The land abuts a pond and has easy access to major route. There is the potential for apartment housing nearby in exchange for help in vegetable gardens and occasional livestock (alpaca) care. Owner is open to helping with infrastructure improvements on the parcel, such as hoop houses and livestock run-in shelters.

#534 – Prime farmland for lease in Chichester, NH (south-central): 2-3A have previously been grazed.  There is a small barn available.  Owners are initially interested in a short-term (one year) lease that could be renewed, and are willing to negotiate use of the land in exchange for some land improvement and possibly some produce.

#540 - Farm in East Concord, NH (south-central) for sale: about 21A+ of well-drained, organic Windsor soils, of which about 17A are open fields and pasture with two year-round brooks; hayfields have been manured with no chemical applications for 20+ years, and are being cut two or three times a year.  The area is zoned for light commercial use, veterinary clinic, riding academy, church or civic center, educational facility, and any type of production agriculture and would accommodate pick-your-own fruits, community CSA, greenhouse center, agriculturally-focused education center, or equine activities with miles of trails close at hand.  Buildings include a large, structurally-sound farmhouse and an English-style, 40’ x 50’, post-and-beam barn, originally a horse barn, with three full levels, both needing modernizing. Property is close to the capital city with good retail possibilities.  The property is being marketed by Pat Hewitt at BBHS Verani Realty, 603 491 7679. Asking $275,000.

#543 – Farm and mill for sale in Hancock, NH (southern): 38A, of which 3A are fine sandy loam in three parcels, 12A are old pasture and clearable woodland, 12A are wetland, and 16A woodlot, with an additional 60A open land nearby that could be leased.  Buildings include: a large family farm house; two hoop houses; a barn; sheds; workshop and water-powered box and barrel mill, with a pond and dam in place; a micro-hydro-electric power station; and a water-powered woodworking business.  Until 2012, the farm supported a 60-member, certified-organic CSA and a nascent demonstration, research and educational non-profit enterprise for ecological technology.  Asking $369,000.

#549 – Retired Christmas tree farm for sale in Plaistow, NH (southern): 17.1A in two zones: one is 3.3A commercially zoned with 490’ of road frontage; the other 13.8A zoned agriculture/residential with good opportunity for commercial redevelopment.  Buildings include a 2,220 sq ft Cape updated farmhouse with attached 14.5’ x 23’ heated garage; two-story, 36.5’ x 16.5 barn with 35 parking spaces; hothouse; serviced by artesian well and septic system in place, all within five minutes of MA border, forty-five minutes from Boston.  Reduced to $950,000.

#563 - Farm for lease in central New Hampshire: 100+A of open land are available for a sustainable farming operation to be managed organically, humanely and with the intention of building soil health.  A large barn, a sap house, a farm house, and equipment can also be leased depending on the arrangement and the intended type of farming.  The property is situated at the end of a long secluded town road and is not suitable for public access, however a CSA pick-up would be considered. More information is available from the contact. Responses to the request for proposals are due 11/1/2014.

 

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