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Farm ID 3119

    Farm ID 3119
Property Description:

Spear Spring Farm was in the Spear family from when it was settled by Robert Spear in 1736 until we bought it in November 2016. The land has been farmed essentially continuously since 1736, since the mid-1980's by a tenant who left in 2014 when the then owner died. The land has not been farmed since 2014, so presumably is certifiable as organic. We are believers in the value of eating local, and thus of local farms, and believe that sustainable farming can and should be economically productive for the farmer and land owner. We would like to see Spear Spring Farm become a shining example of a sustainable, profitable, 21st century farm supplying healthy food to its communities. The sustainable farming movement is important to us, and the best way we can participate is to own and sponsor a leading example of an innovative farm making money for its owner and farmer using sustainable farming practices. We are looking for a 21st century farmer (or farm couple) who shares that vision and wants to be an economic partner in that business. We intend to retain ownership of the farm, but are willing to structure a long-term, stable economic partnership that makes sense for the farmer(s) and us.

Three bedroom (maybe expanding to four bedrooms) brick Cape, believed to have have been built in 1763. 2,400 square feet; two full bathrooms. Roof and brickwork in very good shape. Windows and exterior doors all to be replaced Spring 2017. Bathrooms to be redone Spring 2017.

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

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Listing Address:
1370 Atlantic Highway, Warren, ME, United States 04864
Main name: Dan Evans
Co-Applicant: Grace Evans
Contact Information
Phone: 617-951-7315
Listing Date: January 19, 2017 00:00
Current Farm Use: Currently Active - Recently berries
Total Acres: 150
Acres in Pasture: 40
Woodlot Acres: 100
Tillable Acres: 11
Farm House: Yes
Predominant Soil Type: Boothbay silt loam; Swanville silt loam
Easement on property held by: n/a
ME County:
  • Knox
Suitable for Growing:
  • Beef Cows
  • Berries
  • Christmas Trees
  • Goats
  • Greenhouse
  • Hay/Forage
  • Herbs
  • Hogs
  • Horses
  • Livestock
  • Pasture
  • Poultry
  • Row Crops
  • Sheep
  • Vegetables
Tenure Interests:
  • Short-term Lease (1-5 yrs)
  • Long-term Lease (5+yrs)
  • Partnership
  • Farm Manager
Farm Structure(s):
  • Storage
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