For New Farmers
#441- Ongoing hydroponic greenhouse produce operation in Tiverton, RI (southeast central) for lease to own: 17A, of which about 11A are in woodland, the rest are occupied by two gutter-connected double-poly greenhouses, 30’x100’ and 60’x 200’ heated by fuel-oil furnaces, and a three-bedroom furnished farmhouse with nursery and office. Business currently generates about $35,000 annual revenue, and owners are willing to provide transitional consulting services to the purchaser for a fee
#526 – Farm in Saunderstown, RI (east central) for sale: 4.55A agriculturally zoned with about 2A fenced pasture and about 1A cleared grassland. Buildings include: renovated three-bedroom, two-bath house with many amenities, including a wood-fired pizza oven that could be used for processing farm produce; large heated work barn with two finished offices and apartment potential on the second floor; 72’ poly house; aviary with peacocks; chicken coop; livestock barn with year-round water and electricity; two sheds; a two-seater outhouse. In addition, there are beehives, a garlic garden, planted asparagus, grapes, a chestnut tree, mulberry trees, and established vegetable garden.
#556 - Farmland for rent or lease in Johnston, RI (north-central): reasonably-priced long-term leases ($100-$200/A plus fees for land management and utilities) with options to renew are offered to experienced farmers for parcels of 2A or more. There is a pond and there are lines to fields with a water pump currently under repair. There is access to 150 sq ft of barn space with the potential to rent additional space. There is also a second-floor apartment for rent on the property, all located near major highways and a major city. Additional information and an application form can be found at the website.
#569 – Historic farm seeks manager in Glocester, RI (northwest): 40A, mostly in apple orchard, farmed by the Knight family for 150 years, is currently a pick-your-own enterprise with a breakfast restaurant and ice cream parlor. Current owner has restored the 100-year-old trees in a three-year project and seeks a candidate with at minimum a BA degree or extensive (more than 5 years) experience in full time farming, preferably apple-farming, who is willing to work with the owner to realize an ambitious agenda of improvement, detailed at the website. As compensation the candidate will receive housing, breakfast and lunch daily along with an agreed-upon salary.
#616 - Farm Share for Lease/Purchase: 33A farm located in Chepachet, RI (northwest). This is an intentional community wanting a compatible organic vegetable/livestock farmer to work about 4A of field (recently used for Christmas tree propagation) of the 33A property. Living and farming space is currently for rent with the potential to purchase a residential and/or farming share in a cooperative currently under development. Purchasing a farming share gives the farmer a secure right to farm the land as a private business without having to purchase the land itself. A tractor with several attachments, irrigation and shared barn space are on the site for use. Our community vision statement is available on request.