For New Farmers
#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.
#640 - Farm Land for Rent: 1-5A in Bristol, RI (east central). Well drained agricultural land. There are covered sheds for tools and equipment. Town water supply, the fields have been used sporadically for organic garden crops for many years. The fields are currently in pasture for horses. Also, the Providence/Newport bus service stops within 100 ft of the property.
#649 - Heated greenhouse for rent: in Portsmouth, RI (southeast), zoned commercial, approximately 400 sq ft of grow space in restored greenhouse. There is an attached 150 sq ft shop for selling of goods or just additional space. This greenhouse is rugged, made of cinderblock and has been newly framed in with wood. Owner is willing to customize the structure with sliding windows, tempered glass roof and other necessities for the right tenant. Be able to grow plants, flowers, and/or organic food throughout the winter with a captive audience on Aquidneck Island, RI.