We are a retired couple looking for long term farmer or farmers interested in small farm set up with some access to multipurpose, barn space, in exchange for yard/perennial garden & vegetable garden help (shared produce). We currently have two tenants working simultaneously – one a compost business and the other an organic small, yet intensive CSA market garden. The ‘empty’ farm space still being offered is appropriate for small animals, and small herds only. Animals such as sheep, rabbits, goats, possibly ducks, chickens, etc. There is a winter pasture, with connection to 1-2 barn bays available, (previously for small Nigerian goat dairy farm & SCA, 12-15 head).
PLEASE NOTE: predator threat in and around Cape Elizabeth is significant, but could be managed properly. The property is not for sale or full lease. This is just an offer of space/small amount of pasture to experienced farmers, who can work in mutual benefit & with vegetable farmers already on site.
Property is proximal to the greater Portland Market.
Equipment available: goat shelters, pasture fencing, use of barn space. Several small animal pens & shelters available and, larger fenced-in winter pasture; for example for a maximum of 12-15 dwarf Nigerian goats. One bay of hayloft, no internal barn water or heat. Access to a tractor share might be possible from compost operation on site.
Historic Farm is walking distance to Cape Elizabeth town center, and proximity to both the active and supportive Cape Farm Alliance might be appealing. There is no housing on the property, so at least winter housing would be in the surrounding community or communities for daily care of animals.
Structures on property were built in the 1890s and are well maintained. At turn of previous century was a sheep farm, and low clearance in pens on side of barn make the portion available for animal husbandry appropriate for goats, and or sheep. Of note we are not interested in hosting pigs in small barn, and also not larger ungulates, due to the pens low ceiling height (6 feet).
There are 3 acres of woods that would also be ideal for mushroom production.
Updated and still active as of 4/25/2022
FMI - Terry Ann Scriven at Terryannscriven@gmail.com
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