I own (with my family) a 300 acre farm in central Massachusetts (zone 5/6 depending on which map or site you consult). I'm interested in offering access to land to a handful of folks who want to grow crops or raise animals. There is the opportunity for placing tiny houses on the farm year-round or seasonally - whichever works best for you. In exchange, I ask for a share of your produce to sell to our customers. I'm open to other arrangements you might suggest. Any infrastructure or perennial crop must stay if and when you choose to leave. Land is under an Ag use restriction and as such, soils must be conserved. I'm happy to discuss equitable solutions to those issues.
The major condition is that folks using the land do a thorough permaculture design for your site. Singles, couples, families welcome. I have a rather outsized family. I'm engaged in various social justice activities both here and in Bulgaria. I'm a permaculture teacher who would really love more time to teach. I also administer the Massachusetts Farm to Table group.
The farm is located 35 minutes from the second largest city in New England and about an hour and ten (or twenty) minutes from Boston. There are lots of farmers markets around and you're sure to find one or several that suit you. We also have rather lovely diverse populations which may offer an opportunity for ethnically appropriate produce. And, there is a small on-farm shop, walk in cooler, a modest greenhouse (for starts), and a large high tunnel. 1.5 acres is in use as a market garden. We have a little herd of Saanen goats and a small flock of amusing chickens (which expands and contracts because I can't resist chicks and hatching eggs).
If this sounds interesting to you, you can send me a purple moosage to discuss.
Hi Nissa, I might be interested. I've been considering leaving new england for slightly less winter/ more growing, but that was also with the consideration that affordable land here in MA is very difficult to find access too. I've owned and sold an 8 acre farm, now doing "urban permaculture inspired" but I'd like to be somewhere in the middle of those. We may have met last year... or I may be thinking of someone with a similar name ;) I'm going to moosage you.
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