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Farm ID 1850

    Farm ID 1850
Property Description:

The land is an open field with potential for hay (past use) and row crops, or vegetables.  Since purchasing the property in 1999, the current land owners have maintained the fields.  They are looking for more productive use of the land.  It was recently leased for vegetable production.  Land owner is willing to invest in a water supply, with the lease commitment.

 

Words from last year’s farmers of the land:

“We had just under an acre tilled up in the front field and a successful first season growing vegetables. It's a lovely field - set back a little from the road, it's quite private and nestled in a wider, beautiful field. The forest lines one side of the field (20 ft. away).

The land is quite flat and the soil is mostly a nice loam, with some sandy patches and one or two heavier areas. These few wet pockets are in the corners but most is well-drained and free of rocks.

Perennial weed pressure is very manageable. We added ~20 yards of compost.  We prepared the land for our 2016 by plowing and seeding a vetch/oats/peas cover crop for the later part of the 2015 season. We have left the land planted to an agricultural cover crop in the spring of 2017.
We watered our crops by pulling a 275 gallon tank on a trailer to fill at the well at the house, and then we connected it to gravity fed drip lines in our field. In a not-too-dry year this would work pretty well, we think! (There was a drought in 2016 that made this a challenge, due to the sheer quantity of water needed.)

We highly recommended this plot! It served us really well and we would have stayed for longer except that we needed to move closer to Portland.”

The land owner is also willing to help with a well for any incoming farmer.

“The information herein is believed to be accurate, but not warranted and should be verified by the buyer.”

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Listing Address:
585 Goodwin Rd, Eliot, ME, United States 03903
Main name: John Chagnon
Co-Applicant: Joni Chagnon
Contact Information
Phone: 603-235-6534
Listing Date: April 11, 2017 00:00
Current Farm Use: Last farmed 2 years ago for vegetables
Total Acres: 58
Acres in Pasture: 12
Woodlot Acres: 46
Tillable Acres: 5
Farm House: No
Predominant Soil Type: Scio silt loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes
ME County:
  • York
Suitable for Growing:
  • Apple/Fruit
  • Berries
  • Christmas Trees
  • Flowers
  • Goats
  • Hay/Forage
  • Herbs
  • Hogs
  • Nursery
  • Pasture
  • Row Crops
  • Vegetables
Tenure Interests:
  • Short-term Lease (1-5 yrs)
  • Long-term Lease (5+yrs)
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