Farm ID 3591

  1. Farm ID 3591
Property Description:

This plot of land has an interesting history! It was pasture-land and used as a dairy farm until the mid-1960s when it was purchased by a Connecticut school teacher with a passion for nature. Over the course of 50 years, they created a pond and planted 60 acres of forest. The next owner (the one we acquired the land from) kept horses and maintained the infrastructure to support their farm animals. There is a huge barn in great shape that is not currently being used and you would be more than welcome to store whatever you need in there. There are also four new horse-houses that were built by the prior owner, along with a few different chicken coops. We also have a lot of fencing that was used previously for the horses and would be available to you.

There is a pine stand that is a few acres in size, and an abandoned Christmas tree farm, in addition to an abundance of trails and access to the Canal Path, which is a public trail along the St. George river (which this property has 1800 ft of frontage on). The non-forested land is rich grassland which has simply been maintained as such to support migratory grassland birds and horses. It is our hope that some of this grassland will be converted into an organic farm.

Across the street are another 70 acres of forest, it is a more native forest. Between the two forests, we are hoping to do some low-impact forestry, maintain the trails, and build an off-grid cabin and invite travelers on Hipcamp or other sites.

We are stewards of this land and we take that responsibility very seriously. We are passionate about creating opportunity for new food sources in a way that is environmentally conscious. We both work from home, but our day-jobs do not allow us to commit fully to tending the land. As such, we would love a partner in taking care of the property, such as helping to maintain a few of the trails, and if that person can also build a successful enterprise working the land, that would be spectacular.

We are in the process of building a one bedroom apartment above our detached garage. It will have a kitchen, bathroom, lots of natural light, and a view out onto our forest and some of the fields.

Contact email: Sue at info@mainefarmlink.org

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Listing Address:
26 Camden Road, Appleton, ME, USA 04862
Main name: Maine FarmLink
Listing Date: July 7, 2022 00:00
Current Farm Use: Last farmed as a dairy 70 years ago
Organic:
  • Follows Practices
Total Acres: 136
Acres in Pasture: 8
Woodlot Acres: 126
Tillable Acres: 10
Farm House: Apartment
Predominant Soil Type: unknown
ME County:
  • Knox
Suitable for Growing:
  • Apple/Fruit
  • Berries
  • Christmas Trees
  • Flowers
  • Goats
  • Grains
  • Hay/Forage
  • Herbs
  • Horses
  • Nursery
  • Pasture
  • Poultry
  • Row Crops
  • Vegetables
  • Woodlot
Hemp or Cannabis Production:
  • Yes
Tenure Interests:
  • Short-term Lease (1-5 yrs)
  • Long-term Lease (5+yrs)
Farm Structure(s):
  • Barns
  • Storage
  • Other Housing
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