Farm ID 3533

  1. Farm ID 3533
Property Description:

The farm at 76 Longwoods road has been farmed since the late 1800's. It was primarily a cattle farm and the fielded acreage used for hay.

Our company purchased this property in Summer 2021, and immediately entered into negotiations with Maine Farmland Trust to preserve a large portion of the property. 55 acres have been permanently preserved, leaving a 7.5 acre parcel for the construction of a small pub and event center.

We would like this farm to become an example of how non-profits and small business can come together to create an environment that allows a farming operation to thrive. We are hoping that anywhere between 1-6 acres will be farmed using low impact, regenerative agricultural techniques, and will be a highly collaborative operation between the farmer and the pub/event venue.

The farmer can plant produce that the pub can source for it's menu, they can plant flowers for weddings, and crops that attract customers to the property, such as pick your own pumpkins, strawberries, or fruit trees. In addition to these value add crops for pub/event venue, the farmer can of course plant anything else that they would like to bring to market.

With the pub and the many walking trails on the property, there will be a large amount of visibility and foot traffic to the farm, making it a perfect environment for a farm store, giving the farmer a fantastic opportunity to bring their product straight to the consumer.

In addition to these benefits, we also hope to offer community garden plots on the property and a CSA program. The farmer will ultimately manage these programs with the assistance and resources of the pub and event center.

Contact: info@mainefarmlink.org

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Listing Address:
76 Longwoods Road, Cumberland Center, ME, USA 04021
Main name: Maine FarmLink Coordinator
Contact Information
Listing Date: September 8, 2022 00:00
Current Farm Use: Hay - not currently active more than that
Organic:
  • Follows Practices
Total Acres: 65
Acres in Pasture: 20
Woodlot Acres: 45
Tillable Acres: 17
Farm House: No
Predominant Soil Type: Scantic Silt Loam
Easement on property held by: Maine Farmland Trust
ME County:
  • Cumberland
Suitable for Growing:
  • Apple/Fruit
  • Berries
  • Flowers
  • Goats
  • Greenhouse
  • Hay/Forage
  • Herbs
  • Nursery
  • Ornamentals
  • Pasture
  • Poultry
  • Row Crops
  • Sugaring
  • Vegetables
  • Woodlot
Hemp or Cannabis Production:
  • Yes
Tenure Interests:
  • Long-term Lease (5+yrs)
  • Lease with option to buy
  • Work-to-own
  • Partnership
  • Joint Venture with eventual sale
  • Farm Manager
Farm Structure(s):
  • Barns
  • Storage
  • Other Housing
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