How did you hear about Farm Link?
been around for a while
Land Area6-10 acres
How many acres are available for agricultural production8
Current UseVegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Other
Please elaborate on what the property is currently being used for:Terrapin Farm is an active certified Organic farm growing vegetables, bedding plants, seeds, and fruit for over 40 years. This farm is a full functioning business ready to be taken over with infrastructures and markets available.
Land TenureBuy/Sell, Lease, Partnership, Open to other arrangements
Water SourcesWell, Irrigation system
Are water rights available to these sources?yes
What are the soil types on your property?Mostly sandy, with 1/2 acre that has a bit of clay.
Please describe the available housing:3 bedroom bunkhouse and 3 individual cabins
Structures/EquipmentBarn or shed for produce, livestock, or equipment storage, Deer fencing, Greenhouse or Hoophouse, Irrigation equipment, Tractor or other tools, Electricity, Other
Please further describe the structures or equipment that are availableWalk-in cooler, pack-shed, root cellar, all equipment necessary for a successful farm.
Would you be willing to mentor or advise the entering farmer or rancher?Yes
Please elaborate on your willingness to mentor or advise the entering farmer or rancher:I currently have some physical limitations, but have 40 years of experience to share.
Are you currently living on the farm or ranch?Yes
In your judgment, which crops/agricultural purposes are best suited to your land and which would you support on your land?Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Other
Please elaborate on the crops/agricultural purposes that are best suited to your land:Seed production has been an integral part of the farm.
Please summarize your long-term goals regarding your land:The farm has been certified organic for 26 years. The soil has been well respected. well rotated, and cover cropped and improved at every opportunity. It is well-located (7 miles from town) for marketing farm products. which also makes it ripe for development. The importance of maintaining good farmland can not be more important. My plan is for it to continue to be farmed and continue to be certified organic. I am hoping to put a conservation easement on the land and have already been in contact with the local Land Trust. If you are interested in purchasing this land, we can work the with land trust to facilitate that process.
What kind of additional training/information would help you with the transfer process? Please check all that apply and feel free to elaborate below.Financing options (loans, etc.), Financial management
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