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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.

#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.  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.

#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.

#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.

#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 Tamworth, NH (central): up to 40A of open land are available for a sustainable farming operation: livestock and/or crops using sustainable and humane management practices. In the past, this land has been primarily used for pasture and hay, with about 5A that could be cultivated for vegetables. The lease could include a recently-renovated farm house and sap house, a large barn, small barn, chicken house, sugar bush and equipment. Tamworth has a popular farmers' market and a supportive community for local farmers. This is a unique farming lifestyle opportunity.

#632 - Farm for Sale:  42A in rural Acworth, NH (south-west).  The rich sandy loam soil has been improved for 33 years and grows beautiful fruits, vegetables, and grass.  There is a 60 tree heritage apple/pear/peach/plum orchard, rows of a variety of berry bushes, herb garden, and strawberries.  Approximately 5A of pastureland where horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, and poultry have been raised.  The woodlots are mixed hard and soft woods.  Sustainably managed.  The brook with an old water mill site, runs past the gardens and orchard then down around the sugarhouse.  A small man made spring fed pond for swimming and irrigation is on the property. 

The 1,900 sq ft farmhouse with root cellar, has a slate roof and was hand built of hewn logs.  There are 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath.  The barn is from the mid 1800's and was salvaged and reassembled on a stone foundation in 1990.  It has a 2 bay garage, a woodshop, other workshops, and tool storage.  Hay loft above w/antique hay forks for loose hay.  A vegetable washing/garden shed with large soapstone sink built off the back.  Other buildings include:  a 23'x 24' walk in animal barn, an art studio with sales room, and bedroom above; 3 bay equipment shed with attached (equipped) blacksmith shop at one end, and 3 season sleeping area on the other; rustic 12' x 16' finished wood heated log cabin; and a completely equipped maple sugarhouse.  There is a pounded deep water well.  All buildings are wood heated and electricity from the grid.  Asking $355,000.

#637 - Farm, Work-In, Gradual Transfer:  14A Certified Organic homestead in Alexandria, NH (central).  7-8A in pasture, 5A woodlot, 1+A in vegetable gardens, small orchard with fruit trees and berries.  32' x 32' barn, shops, outbuildings, irrigation pond, and small brooks.  Small house with available guest room to share with owners.  There is potential to build a second house.  Currently there is a small dairy goat herd, pigs, poultry, rabbits, a small donkey, and two livestock guardian dogs.  Enterprises:  small scale sales of organic vergetables to stores, restaurants, farmer's market and farm stand.  Some dairy and eggs at the farm stand.  Older couple wishes to share pleasures and work of homestead life with a gradual transfer of assets and responsibilities. 

#642 - Farm for Sale:  21A+ in East Condord, NH (south-central.)  Well-drained, organic managed Windsor soils with two, year round brooks and small forest.  House and 40' x 50' barn are from the mid 1800's, both needing modernizing.  Land is currently being hay cropped three times each season with dairy manure application.

Location is ideal for retail agricultural applications:  fruit or vegetable production with farm stand; riding academy and training center; veterinarian practice; small dairy operation retailing ice cream, yogurt, cheeses, etc.; agricultural or outdoor education center.  $250,000.


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