Farm Seeker List

If you would like more information about these farm listings, please write down the Case Number, and call the Connecticut Dept of  Agriculture's Farm Link Program at (860) 713-2503. Remember, you must be a member of this program before any additional information will be supplied! thanks!

 

Case Number

Description

14-0248

Seeking +/1500 of existing greenhouse space to house an operational prototype of a new precision agriculture apparatus. This new tech is safe, meets organic production standards and is potentially to the most hydro, nutrient and space efficient production system in agriculture. Short term rental is most desirable at this time. It is additional funding due later this year will provide the means by which a longer term lease or purchase can be accomplished.

14-0247

Looking to lease a small plot of tillable land to grow herbs and vegetables. Will also work under a farm on his/her farm. Have been in the greenhouse business for 5 years, growing organic herbs and vegetables.  Love to sell my stuff at the farmers markets or help develop new ideas with a working farm to expand production and turn over the farm in the future.

14-0245

Young farm business cultivating only heirloom vegetables, looking for 2+ organic acres. Ideal situation would include housing, be within 25 miles of Storrs/Mansfield, have a barn for tractor storage and cooler. Seeking long term lease/lease to own, open to other options. Business entering second year of farm to chef sales and market growing. Currently in the Community Farm of Simsbury's Incubator Farmer Program.

07-0009

Growing dairy farm in Middlefield looking for additional land to plant and harvest corn silage, hay and alfalfa.

07-0011

Looking for 50-200 acre farm with no development rights for feeder calf operation. Some woodlands & wetlands ok.

 

07-0012

Looking for land 10-20 acres, to plant oil producing plants. Oil will be used to run diesel equipment, etc. Partnership or lease, plants will produce oil after 1.5-2 years, plants will grow in any type of soil, desert, etc. The crop has high light level of carbon absorption fro the atmosphere, reducing pollution. Therefore the crop will also earn carbon credits.

 

07-0014

Looking to buy or lease land either tillable or for hay production. Would grow organic if owner desires. If for hay production, it must be at least 15 acres. Willing to negotiate terms.

 

07-0015

My family and I have been operating a tree farm in West Greenwich, RI for the past 50 years. I am interested in purchasing a parcel of land in Eastern Connecticut to farm with nursery stock and Christmas trees. We would be interested in purchasing the property first and leasing as an alternative. The ideal property would be at least 25 to 50 per cent cleared, with good soil. Another positive would be that it is  located on a main road with ample frontage.

 

07-0017

I would like to start a small plot to grow tomatoes, garlic and herbs to make an organic marinara sauce. I would also like to build a small barn and living quarters on the farm. Looking for as little as one acre with access to water near woods preferable.

 

07-0018

Horticulturalist looking for a long term lease for farmland including an older house. Business components planned are: growing perennials, landscape and nursery. Water source for irrigation is needed.

Need  barn(s) for drying sheds and to store equipment and material.  Extra cottage on site for supervisor would be advantageous.

 

07-0019

Registered Angus breeder looking for moderate size farm in Northeast corner of CT to expand cattle herd. Plan to farm full time upon retirement in two years.

 

07-0020

I have lifelong interest in horses and riding and I am looking to start an affordable, natural horsemanship program for after-school hours for local children-with the goal of having less-privileged children participate in a pony club. I would need enough land to keep 5-10 horses, can also co-exist with a farm with "linear pasture" idea and use of manure. Would need to put up shelter, hay storage (can be portable or temporary structures) and a riding ring- perhaps even indoor arena. I also love the idea of organic farming and would love to co-exist with an organic farmer-possibly melding the horses with a farm program to teach kids about composting, soil health, organic farming, etc possibly with an after school program/ summer camp.

 

07-0021

Young couple with 6 years experience farming and operating a CSA. Seeking 20 plus acres for vegetables, berries and cut flowers. Open to long term lease, sale or management position. Interested in practicing organic or sustainable methods. Prefer Connecticut River Valley or other area of state with good vegetable growing soil.

 

07-0022

Father and son want to buy farm. Need fair price range-unable to compete with developers. Prefer existing farm to buy outright or work-to-own, or a combination of two. Want to help keep a farm going. Plan to develop a multifaceted operation. Interested in growing vegetables for the wholesale markets in the major Connecticut and Rhode Island metro areas; would establish an on-farm retail stand; possibly raise grass fed beef; chickens, and pigs; would like to have land to hay for Connecticut/Rhode Island horse and construction industry within 50 miles from farm. Have pre-existing firewood business that would continue and expand. Father has a small apiary, with 10 hives, which is at various farms in the Groton, Stonington/North Stonington area. Goal is to increase the number of hives to 80 in the next 3 years and it would be nice to keep all the hives in one location at the farm.

 

08-0025

Farmer with 20 years experience looking for farm, in or out of farmland preservation, in Fairfield, New Haven, or Litchfield counties. Would like to start or take over a working apple and peach orchard for a pick your own operation. I am looking for a minimum of 35 acres. With my experience I would also like to build a road side farm market. Looking for long term lease with option to buy or direct purchase of farm. Currently, I operate a 10,000 sq ft. retail farm market with a pick your own operation and 35 employees. I practice sustainable farming and am currently working on biotechnical methods of spraying orchards. I practice Agricultural Best Management guidelines when farming. I am a very active member in Agritourism. My wife is a certified teacher and brings over 20 years experience, and we would like to build a family business together. To summarize, I am looking to operate a working farm that educates our youth on the importance of agriculture.

 

08-0026

We are a young family looking to transition from office jobs with part-time gardening to full-time fruit and vegetable farming. We strive to live holistically and farming full-time will be a leap forward in our aspirations. As we learn to live and farm more in harmony with nature, we look forward to teaching others what we learn. To fulfill this goal, we are looking to purchase land with or without a dwelling; the land can be fully protected from development, but needs an existing home or allowance for one. We have cash available to purchase about 20 acres. We are looking for land in Tolland, Windham and New London counties, ideally in the Mansfield/Willimantic area.

 

08-0029

Young Litchfield dairyman seeking farm to work to own or a long term lease. 8 years experience in the dairy industry. A barn needed for milking and 40 acres + for feed.

 

08-0010

Married couple with over 30 years experience in horticulture/nursery (3rd generation) and floriculture seek a farm property with 5-30 plus acres with or without dwelling/barns to grow in fields production ornamental trees, plants and cut flowers. Twenty six year old daughter (4th generation) plans to participate in operation. Long lease with option to buy or direct purchase only considered. Approved financing and cash in place. All properties in Connecticut considered.

 

08-0031

I am looking for 15-20+ acres to establish a vineyard in the I-91 Corridor. Must have a minimum of 5 clear acres to start the initial planting. I must be able to build a house, barn and winery on the property. Presently, have an experimental vineyard in its third year. Land must be dry and not in a low-lying valley. I would prefer sloped land but will consider level land.

 

08-0032

Worked on farm most of my youth have been away from farming for a long time. Would like to get back into farming either owning leasing or working with a farmer in partnership. Prefer organic farm with crops and livestock. Willing to learn all basic and advanced farm technologies. Willing to purchase or lease anywhere in CT. Looking for 50 tillable up to 100 acres land.

 

08-0033

We are interested in starting a small-scale diversified biodynamic farm, beginning with a vegetable CSA and expanding into small-scale pasture based livestock. We have several years of farm and gardening experience working on organic and biodynamic farms. We are interested in finding a long-term situation in a community willing to support local agriculture.

 

 

08-0034

Experienced USDA-certified organic farmers (vegetable, flowers, herbs, fruits). Seek minimum of 10-15 tillable acres with a plentiful summer water supply, barn for storage of crops and processing/consolidation of daily harvest for CSA shares and farmers' markets, and large greenhouse or site for new greenhouse (level, dry 50' x130'). We own newer quality equipment for tillage, planting, cultivating and harvesting and conduct programs at farm and in elementary and middle schools so children can learn where their food comes from, how it is grown, and how good fresh vegetables and fruits can taste. Looking to expand our operation to a farm in Litchfield or Hartford counties.

 

08-0036

I am a hard worker who loves animals. We have two horses and have a deep desire to raise some cows and to grow veggies and build a better life for myself and my wife. I want to farm. It has been a life-long dream of mine and my wife's.

 

08-0040

Brothers seek site and favorable terms to fulfill a joint project vineyard/winery and premier equine facility. Both brothers come prepared with past farm experience, have run their own businesses, and possess extensive knowledge and resources pertaining to both sides of the propose and business. As an asset of the community in which it resides, the operation will reach into the community through intended programs, will draw highly desirable visitors who will likely patronize nearby businesses, and will ensure the values of surrounding properties. These brothers and this operation is perfect for someone wishing to see his or her legacy of farming live on.

 

08-0041

We are a young, hardworking goal-oriented family. We are seeking lease and rent options on a farm or parcel of land that would allow for livestock production as well as vegetable crops. We have little hands-on experience (working in my grandma's garden growing up) but we are gaining knowledge daily through research and limited farm interactions. A farm with a 3 or 4 bedroom house would be preferable.

 

08-0042

Retired senior couple would like to rent, lease or buy 1-2 acres on a long term basis to plant regular vegetables, mostly beans and squash.  Looking for stability and close to  Hartford, like Bloomfield, Windsor, South Windsor, East Hartford, Newington, New Britain, and Rocky Hill. Trying to keep commute to land under 1 hour drive from Hartford.

 

08-0045

My brother and I are interested in in buying or leasing a farm within an hour's drive of my home in Fairfield, CT. we have 20 years combined experience owning and working in a variety of different businesses. I have a Master's degree in Science Education with a strong background in the biological and physical sciences. My brother is the entrepreneur of the family. We were raised on a fish farm in Florida Keys and we understand the hard work and commitment necessary to operate a successful farm. As an avid backyard gardener and farmland preservationist, I have decided to seek a new career as a farmer, after taking off some time to raise children. My brother will be relocating to Connecticut this summer. We are interested in having the opportunity to work for the current farmer to learn what will be necessary in operating and sustaining the farm. Our goals are to feed, serve and educate the surrounding communities about the importance of maintaining local farmland.

 

08-0047

Interested in building a small family-owned farm in New London/Windham county. Would like to purchase 10+ acres fro dairy farming. Looking to produce and sell raw milk products. Family has a strong interest in farming and support from other local farmers.

 

08-0050

Successful farmer/cheese maker, marketer & entrepreneur seeks opportunity to re-establish. Ideal location would be in a good marketing area for on-site retail. Buildings for farm/animal use as well as housing are essential. Currently milking Jersey cows and Nubian goats for Internationally Award-winning cheeses, milk, & ice cream. Will consider most any opportunity.

 

08-0051

My goal has always been to own and operate my own dairy business. I have recently left a professional career to pursue this this dream.  Currently own a small herd of 35 head. I am open to creative scenarios for win-win situations for all.

 

08-0052

I am looking for a farm with some acreage greater than 25 to be used for livestock, dairy vegetable, or row crops depending on location. Housing may be required. I have some knowledge of equipment operations, a degree in  ag mechanics, and knowledge of livestock housing and feeding.

 

08-0053

Young couple looking for 10+ acres to start our future on. Interested in raising livestock and feed necessary for growth. Both grew up with agriculture through family, 4-H and FFA and want to continue and pass the skills on to our future children. Both graduates of Uconn with B.S. in Animal Science and work off farm as agriculture education teachers at the high school level. Both would love to keep agriculture flourishing in Connecticut.

 

08-0054

Looking to acquire a farm and lands to start a beef operation along with organic fruit and vegetables. I was raised in a farming family and graduated from Uconn with a B.S. in Animal Science. Have raised rabbits, goats and sheep. Currently working as a veterinary technician. Husband and son electrical and mechanical based.

 

08-0057

Married couple is looking to purchase at least 10 acres for a new farm. We will begin primarily as a hydroponics grower in January 2010 and expect to expand to eggs and beekeeping during year 1 and field crops in year 2… all organic.  We have a business plan ready to go, some capital and are prepared to got to the bank. We are open to fully or partially wooded land; land with a house and barn or building new. We are new members of the CT Farm Bureau and look forward to working the farming community and our local community as we start our new life and business.

 

08-0058

Yale student and experienced farmer seeking 20 or so acres to rotational graze with sheep. Must have water source. No barn necessary. Land within 30 minute drive of New Haven. I'll provide fencing with non-intrusive electric wire, preserving scenic quality. Short term rent only.

 

09-0059

I am currently a student at the University of Connecticut studying Animal Science, Plant Science and Ecology. Set to graduate in 2010. I manage the Uconn Student Vegetable Farm. I am interested in organic production of mixed vegetable, fruit and livestock.

 

09-0061

Experienced grower looking to expand operation in the Waterbury area. Prefer a location which would provide for a small dairy/farm stand cheese operation as well as 10 acres tillable land for vegetable production and greenhouse growing. Additional land for hay/pasture is a plus. Open to long term lease or outright sale.

 

09-0062

The desire to live and work in agriculture came from my grandfather. I never met him but the desire to walk in his footsteps remains strong. I am a hard working, self starter, and am continually learning. I have experience as a barn manager fro a quarter horse breeder and have some cattle experience. I am inspired by men like Allen Nation and Joel Salatin. I would like to be part of a natural grass fed and finished livestock operation. My people skills and creativity will be useful in marketing. I have a wife and 3 young children. My ideal situation would to be to partner with a farmer who is looking to retire but wants to see his land and heritage remain in agriculture. I was born and raised in rural CT and understand the New England culture.

 

09-0064

Beginning farmer is seeking a small parcel of land (1-3 acres, preferably in North Central Connecticut, farmable or pasture land)  to buy or lease in order to develop skills in the agricultural sector. As a vegetable grower, I plan to create an operation that involves a CSA, roadside stand and other avenues of distribution. Currently using conventional methods of farming, I hope to move to include sustainable methods in the future. I am in search of the perfect spot  to begin that transition and work.

 

09-0065

We are looking for a full or part time farm venture. I would like I to be an already operating establishment or one that, with little work, could be up and running. I am quite experienced in many areas of agriculture. I come from a farming family and have worked with both animals and produce, and I enjoy both. I am a quick learner, very determined and committed with a desire to succeed in agriculture. My family and I have a lot to offer a prospective partner or seller. 

 

09-0067

Seeking 5-20 acres for farming low impact, 10 year plan. Looking for fallow fields that can be certified as organic in two years. Two year soil building program, followed by mulched raised bed organic vegetable production. Seeking no-cost or barter relationship.

 

09-0068

Friends of Autistic People (FAP) is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to raising awareness of an providing needed services to adult children over 21 with autism. We are planning a Farm Living and Learning Academy Village to be located in Fairfield County. Adults over 21 with autism will be provided an individual curriculum that will help teach them self-help skills, farm related skills, arts, crafts and food preparation on the farm. The therapies will include speech/communication, sensory integration, and animal assisted therapies with horses and dogs. The farms will help these children become an integral part of society as they progress to their maximum potential. FAP aims to maintain an environment-friendly, organic farm, preserve open space, save animals to use in animal assisted therapies and act to leave the smallest care-footprint possible.

 

09-0069

Government employee will retire in about 4 years seeking land to produce products targeting special interests such as Hispanics and African Americans. I support organic farming. Land will be farm part time for the first two years; operation will be full time after two years of ownership.

09-0070

I am a young farmer looking to return to my roots in Northern Connecticut agriculture. I have vast experience in sales and marketing, and I am now looking for some potential land to develop into a profitable farm operation.

 

 

09-0071

I have farmed with my family for about 20 years. I have done the work since I was a child and have helped my father grow a farm from a one tractor business to a twenty tractor operation. I did a lot of work by hand like hoeing. I am looking to rent 1-2 acres to grow produce, both vegetables like beans and peppers and fruit like cantaloupes.

 

09-0073

Husband and wife team seek to purchase small scale farming (field and specialty crops, orchard) with medium-long term goal toward organic methods of production. Our backgrounds are in education, finance and consulting, but we both have had a life long interest in sustainable food production and land care.

 

09-0075

I am a seasoned agriculturalist with 15 years dairy farm management experience. For the past 12 years, I have been employed as an agribusiness professional. I want to establish or purchase an already established dairy and/or livestock enterprise. My mid to long term goal is to sell organically or naturally produced dairy and/or beef products through an on-farm market.

 

09-0077

Looking to start livestock farming. Mainly in cattle, chicks and goat. Looking for a place in Connecticut, from Central part to the Northern part of the state. Also interested in vegetable farming.

 

09-0078

We are looking for land suitable for vegetables/hay. We currently own a small farm in Stafford Springs and grow hay + rent land to grow vegetables, both fall and summer. We would like additional land to grow crops with either a long term lease or a lease with option to buy. Husband grew up on a retail/wholesale vegetable farm with greenhouses. We are members of the Tolland County Farm Bureau, and wife on the Board of Directors. Husband enjoy growing crops and we hope to find additional land to work with. Husband active in the local community.

 

09-0079

Looking for Litchfield county farm and pastureland to be the home of EAGLE Foundations (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Environment) - a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate human development, awareness understanding and leadership through interactions with horses in a naturalized herd environment. I have been operations manager of a large landscape design-build firm in Litchfield county for 17 years and have many professional skills related to construction and land management. For the past 3 years, we have been running a pilot program called "The Horses of Alderlore" from our Winsted property. We are hoping to find a permanent home base for our expanding programs.

 

09-0083

Looking for long-term lease or work-to-own opportunity. Prefer an organic farm. Interested in sustainable practices encompassing, but not limited to, chickens, crops, dairy and possibly alpaca.

 

09-0084

We are seeking farm in New Milford, Northville or Gaylordsville which would allow us to raise and sell livestock/dairy/meat as well as hayfield and crops. Housing would be appreciated, 3+ bedrooms. Responsible couple with some farm experience. Wife has business background, husband has most farm experience.

 

09-0085

A family of 4 looking for existing farm operation or open farmland suitable for equine training, showing and breeding facility. 20 plus acres of usable land, with the ability to place temporary indoor riding arena on site. In the Eastern Connecticut area. We currently have 22 years of experience operating our small family stable. We are ready to expand to a business opportunity. The property we currently have will not allow any expansion. We will consider converting old dairy farms to equine facility.

 

09-0086

Family seeks small farm to raise Christmas trees and raspberries. Need home and good access to major highways. 10 to 20 acres minimum. Rent to own or will work to own with percentage of profits.

 

09-0088

I need someone with land that will grow corn well. Approx. 10 to to 100 acre. Also someone that has building or slab to put up a silo to dry down the corn and also process clean store. I have a market started in selling early American popcorn started business in '07 to date. I've sold around 32,000 lbs. of popcorn in Big Y, Whole Foods Market, Highland Park Market and Geissler's Supermarket.

 

09-0091

Seeking 5 to 10 acres for conventional sale. Land should be tillable and have pasture. House and outbuildings not needed. Connecticut Valley between Hartford and Springfield.

 

09-0092

Financially competent business professional looking to turn nascent farmer, eager to invest time and sweat into agriculture management. Seeking 20-250 acres of beautiful in-use, multi-use property with farm house for purchase as part-time business and residence. Preference for sustainable and organic farming. Looking to be most involved in vegetable/herb/plant cultivation, orchards, vineyards, and possibly sheep/goat grazing. Would consider leasing out (depending on soils) parcels for row crops, with only tertiary interest in dairy or equestrian activities. Not interested in development.

 

09-0093

New Haven Public Schools - School Food seeks 35 acres of tillable land (minimum) to grow food to be served in our schools. We are interested in a lease for minimal funds or a farm willing to donate land for the schools to use. We would also sell some specialty items to area chefs to help pay for the program and a Farm Manager. We would also grow items to process into marinara sauces and salsas to sell as a fundraiser. The farm will generate national media attention when it opens.

 

09-0094

We are seeking equine property. We have been in operation for a number of years and understand how to provide excellent care and training. We also will introduce a few choice programs that will set us apart. We are honest, hard working and we will improve the value and condition of your (our) property. We are looking to lease or purchase.

 

09-0095

Seeking opportunity to develop or lease/purchase an agritainment type farm operation, with pick your own apples, peaches, cherries, blueberries, pumpkins, farm store with land for petting zoo, maybe corn maze. Open to exploring opportunities with non-agritainment farm operation, building from ground up, on land previously used for commercial/wholesale farming. Location a major consideration. Quality of acres is more important than quantity. Have 10 years ag industry experience in various aspects and am familiar with all types of agricultural operations. Have  BS degree from UConn in horticulture plus MS in pomology from Cornell (well versed in the methods of fruit and vegetable production). Have a potential partner with over 20 years experience raising and breeding animals. My goals align well with person(s) interested in maintaining land in agriculture, who understand the constraints faced by a start up farmer, and are willing to negotiate creative solutions for all parties involved.

 

09-0096

I am a young man with an engineering degree from UConn. I have grown up on a small farm and it is a huge part of who I am. My entire life I have been around and involved with animals, haying, equipment, maple syrup production, and much more. My extremely hard-working attitude and character will compliment and conserve any family farm and/or business. I have a strong desire to live and raise a family on a small farm of my own, but am not a  millionaire as real estate would suggest I need to be. Please contact references on my character, qualities, and ability.

 

09-0097

Vegetable farmer with more than 20 years experience and a diploma in agriculture looking for  20-40 acres of cropland, to expand production. Need 5-10 year lease.

 

10-0098

Professional couple looking to purchase 25+ acres for organic gardening, possible vineyard. Grew up in Michigan farming. Would like to transition back. Housing not necessary. Litchfield/Hartford County preferred.

 

09-0076              REVISED

Experienced Organic Small Farmer seeks 10 - 12 acres of farm land in Central or Southern Hartford, Southern Litchfield, Northern New Haven, or Northern Fairfield Counties. House/Residence and barn are not necessary, but will consider. Continuous water access and property access are necessary. Looking for long-termed lease with a future option to purchase.

09-0080              REVISED

Semi-retired carpenter/gardener is seeking farm-able land to work and grow organic food to sell throughout "full retirement" with his wife who is a certified organic gardener. The farm is also to be an educational center to support and promote the importance of sound farm practices and land preservation. We are open to options but will need to live on the farm. Need close proximity to Farmington area.  Many good years of working left.

 

08-0049              REVISED

Hardworking person with farming experience looking to lease or lease with  option to buy a 10+ acre farm for organic vegetable production. On-site housing preferred but not necessary. Interested in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), farm markets and a possible farm stand if the location is right.

 

10-0101

Experienced farmer looking to lease 1/2 acre of tillable farmland for cut flower production. Would be willing to lease on site housing. Ideal arrangement would be a long term lease in order to establish perennial beds and fencing.

 

10-0102

Looking for property to grow vegetables. Willing to work to own or lease to buy. Also willing to be working partner with someone with capital. I have been raising veggies for twenty two years. Currently also raising laying hens and rabbits. Currently practicing and studying organic growing and sustainable management. Also looking to do sugar bush.

 

10-0103

We would like to operate a small to mid-sized farm from which we would grow, manufacture and sell traditional New England fruit wines. Our years of experience in growing grapes and berries stems from four generations of wine making knowledge. We would like to work with an existing farm to establish a farm winery.

 

10-0104

I am looking to buy a farm and be operational by next spring. If a lease option is in place. I am hard working with a never say quit attitude.

 

10-0110

Seeking a 20-40 acre farm property in upstate CT in Litchfield or Hartford counties and near Route 8, but would consider other areas. Desire at least 15 tillable acres for organic specialty and field crop production. Would like the property to include a residence, barn, stream, pond and well, root cellar and farm equipment in good shape. I am currently a suburban farmer with a family background in rice and soybean farming. I would eventually like to move to a more rural location where I can do full-scale specialty crop production.

 

10-0112

I am looking for an economical base for a small free-range poultry operation, possibly organic as well. I have worked for the past 2 years at Bristol's/Wild Carrot Farm in Canton. I raise poultry for family and friends and am looking to expand, but it is not feasible on my own property.

 

10-0114

Looking to lease hay fields around Lebanon or local to this area. Land must be 10 or more acres.

 

10-0115

I would like to lease acreage with option to buy or work to own. I plant to grow organic vegetables to sell at a farm stand and to local restaurants. I would also like this to be a learning center for children to visit and perhaps consider becoming a farmer. I have an excellent work ethic; I am a people person, love children. My ten years experience was at my grandparents’ farm in Quebec, Canada. I spent many school vacations there, the cumulative of those vacations is approximately 10 years, plus residing there for five years after graduation.  A total of about ten years combined working experience. The time frame was in the 50’s. Work included clearing, tilling, sowing, pitching hay for livestock, cleaning barn, etc. I have been healthy and active all my life and do not want to retire to a rocking chair.

 

10-0117

Large family looking for an existing farm with housing (in need of TLC ok). Barns a plus. Equipment a plus. Minimum of 5 acres tillable and 10 acres for orchards, additional acreage for Christmas tree farming and petting zoo facilities. Would like main road. We are committed to educating people on the importance of farming/conservation in Connecticut. Considering all parts of Connecticut. Have owned/operated our own business since 1988 and it is now time to pursue our true mission. We have never been afraid of hard work. Owner financing required. Lease with option to buy also considered.

 

10-0118

I currently farm part time with hired labor. I would expand the size of our farm if I could find available land at a reasonable price.

 

10-0120

Looking to purchase a small farm 5 to 10 acres with house & shed in the New London area. (Stonington, Groton or Guilford, Chester area). We are looking for land suitable for organic gardening. We would like to run a Farm Community Garden & Learning Educational Center (organic gardening and community farm operations).

 

10-0121

I am  dedicated and hard working man, trying to raise my children with the same mentality. I have my CDL license and I am just looking for a nice piece of land to till when I come home. God, Family and Country.

 

10-0123

I hold a Doctorate degree and have more than 30 years business experience. I am interested in the following farm transaction options:   

     - Buy

-Partnership

-Research Collaboration

 

07-0006 RENEWED

Our family enjoys farming as whole. Husband is mechanically inclined. Wife loves horses, dogs, beef cows, Nubian goats, and haying. Our two children would like to continue in farming, wishing to continue with their deep involvement with agriculture, as they were in the Agriculture Program in high school, FFA and 4H. We have life time dream to own farm, 20+ acres on land within a 40-mile radius from Hartford.

 

10-0128

Our current situation is that we need a place to live right away because our current rent has increased drastically! We are a young couple who is very tidy, quiet, responsible and hard working with a wide range of skills. Our family consists of of 2 horses, 2 paralyzed dogs and 2 cats, all of whom we have rescued. We need a place to accommodate us ASAP to rent, rent to own, etc. Our dream has always been to have a farm or at least a homestead where we can live off the land. We have plans to  begin a composting business although we are open to any kind of farming. We just want a farm. Our budget to purchase a farm is very low although our passion to farm is very big. We are CT Farm Bureau members.

 

10-0130

Looking for farm, livestock-based. We are certified organic  and would love to find a non-working farm in Northern New Haven County or Southern Middlesex County for a long term "lease to own". We presently own 80 + acres. We are looking to expand our cattle operations to provide local grass fed beef. The owners can have lifetime use of any residence that may exist if a purchase. We will personally maintain and operate the farm.

 

10-0133

I am interested in buying a minimum of 5 acres north or west of Hartford suitable for growing vegetables. Plan is to establish a non-profit organization to involve, serve and benefit low-income persons and to provide informal education on sustainable agricultural practices.

 

08-0030 REVISED

Creative Living Community of Connecticut (CLCC) looking for 100+ acres of land, 30-75 acres for crops & pasture, in Tolland or Windham county. CLCC would create a Farmstead Village environment on land for people of all walks of life to live, work, play, serve the community and be part of a community. Creating a viable business plan, rooted in our local food system, to create durable, productive and rewarding job opportunities. Interested in preserving working farmland and natural open spaces and welcome the use of Land Trust agreements to meet goals, as long as flexibility remains for new homes and buildings to be built.  This Farmstead Village vision is an innovative response to the needs of adults with developmental disabilities (such as Autism), providing a deliberate and supportive community that integrates disabled and non-disabled individuals as equal partners. Willing to negotiate on price and financing options and welcome the possibility of a donation (we are a 501(c)(3) and any land donated to us can be a tax write-off for you).

 

10-0134

2011 Graduate of the University of Connecticut-Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture looking to buy land for a retail nursery business. Have been in the nursery business 8 years working in retail and growing. Come from a long line of German farmers.

 

10-0135

Hard working, experienced and well educated cut flower grower seeks land for sustainable production. Part of locally grown and sustainable flower movement. Looking for 5+ acres for long term lease or purchase. Barn with electricity and water access a must. Tractor is a plus. Flower farming makes your land bloom- a plus for any nearby.

 

10-0137

Looking for a farm to raise registered Jersey dairy cows in new London county. The farm will be self-sustaining, so farm needs to be large enough to raise the hay needed for the cows. Prefer to purchase the farm. Applicant is the retired President of Hart Industries.

 

10-0138

I have had a passion for flowers all my life and fell in love with gardening as a teen working with my dad in his garden. Looking to grow flowers, herbs and vegetables  as a business as I return home to Connecticut in January 2011.

 

10-0139

We are farming family with 20 years 20 years experience in commercial vegetable producing and beef cattle management. We have rented the majority of our land and have a number of satisfied  landowner. We have always run a solid operation using best management practices. Looking to rent, work to own, or find lease with option to buy. At least 40 acres.

 

11-0140

We're students looking to change our lives and others. The goal, in brief, is to educate and enlighten the populace by teaching alternatives in food and medicine. We want to set an example for sustainable and organic living. We’re currently studying sustainable building and plan to build/renovate a home that is as close to 100% sustainable. Farming should come as a way of life, not shopping. We aspire to give back to the planet that has given us so much, down to our very existence. We plan to succeed immensely through our education, family, friends and community. We’re looking for 10+ acres that is either developed or not. We plan on having chickens and potentially other animals. We have some experience, and are constantly learning more to improve our way of life. We are open to any options available and are excited to start our new lives.

11-0143

We are a couple with Connecticut roots and farming experience and are looking to start a sheep and wool operation in CT.  Our goal is to fined a farm house on 15-20 acres plus, to raise sheep, goats,  a few beef cattle and some poultry. We would like to  negotiate the purchase of a property in Windham or Tolland county that has suitable pasture, water, barn, a garage and possibly spare living quarters. We love the farm life and want to keep it going.

 

11-0145

Young, professional farm family with several years of organic vegetable CSA farm management seeks land with housing for a diversified organic farm business. We are community and business minded, good neighbors and hope to be good environmental stewards of the land.

 

11-0146

Young family of 4 looking to lease a farm with a house. Looking to raise crops and livestock organically.

 

11-0147

Looking for partnership, lease and for purchase options for 1+ tillable acres. Operation would include garden produce for farmers market/direct marketing with the possibility  of Ag Tourism after time. Raised on dairy/livestock/garden produce operation in Nebraska. B.S. in Business Administration and three months specialized training in ag marketing. Other experiences include ag marketing in Peace Corps Guatemala and Executive Director of a rural economic development nonprofit. Bilingual Spanish. Looking to start small and grow while incorporating sustainability. I'm also willing to start in production and sales of an established operation.

 

06-0005 REVISED

Husband and wife team interested in leasing and/or buying agricultural land in New London or Windham counties.  Must  have frontage on well traveled road(s) for retail farm (stand) location. Ideal farm would have minimum  8 acres tillable w/ sandy loam 30-60 pasture land, and 20-30 wooded. Less acreage would work depending on location (and distance) to  our current farm in Woodstock, CT.

 

10-0105 REVISED

Hard working family looking for an opportunity to expand our farm business.   We presently operate a maple sugar operation and a small vegetable farm that we would like expand through the lease or purchase of additional land.  Our (4) children range in age from 10 to 15 and they are all involved with the business.  We are no stranger to physical work and long hours in addition to a great deal of business management experience.  We thank you for giving our application your consideration.

 

11-0148

We are a young farming couple looking for land to rent for hay, corn and possibly putting more animals on the land in the future.  We currently run our 30 acre farm in Eastford CT, so close to that vicinity would work well for us.  We do not need to have a building on the property, but wouldn't mind if there was one there. Our mission is to provide fresh local, naturally grown heritage pork, chicken & turkeys to institutional and retail clients, and believe that food grown with love, tastes the best! We pasture-raise our pigs, and poultry- we do not believe in the use of antibiotics and growth hormones in our program. We want to bring back the local farmers!

 

11-0150

Looking to buy or lease w/option. Looking for land for vineyard/winery (experienced grower). With or without development rights. Minimum 10 acres.

 

11-0151

Composter. I seek sites in our state (prefer Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties) to compost leaves and manure and agrimix mulch. A two-plus acre site on a farm or industrial area with the local authority allowing such an activity away from homes, water and not in flood plain is wanted to lease with an option to buy. The volume of material would be 5,000 yards per year obtained on the farm or local area. Please contact me if you may have a possible opportunity.

 

11-0153

Looking to lease and/or buy farm land to increase acres I currently farm. Looking for land for haying and nursery use.

 

11-0154

Looking for farmland to lease with a buy option or buy if the owner is willing to hold the loan. Anywhere from 5-100 acres in  Hartford, Tolland, Windham, Middlesex and New London Counties.  Need land for the production of Jamaican vegetables and livestock (mainly goats).  No home required. Outbuildings preferred but not necessary.

 

08-0056 REVISED

Young farmer looking to expand and start my own livestock farm. Owned animals( goats, dairy cattle, beef, and horses) for over 10 years. Looking to expand interests. Been in FFA and 4H for years Backed and supported by experience, and family. Fully committed to do what it takes to succeed as this is my lifelong dream.

 

11-0155

Connecticut couple seeks small farm, Preferably organic, but do not require it be registered as such. We are currently food manufactures, which all of the ingredients are grown in CT and would like to grow them ourselves from here on out. We currently sell our product at local farmers' markets and small stores throughout the state. We are looking to lease but prefer a rent/lease to own option. Property requirements: house (condition requirements will very depending on lease option), allow pets, 2 acres minimum and preferably a greenhouse. We are ready, willing and able to move forward as soon as possible.

 

08-0044

REVISED

Kids are grown now, so husband and wife team are looking to rent, lease, lease option, partnership or manage a small farm.  Not too big not too small.  We have 50+ years combined experience and knowledge of various types of farming from animal husbandry, organic gardening, equipment operation, maintenance and repair.  We have designed and built many different kinds of structures so we have the knowledge, ability and tools to repair or maintain any structure as needed. We are open to ideas and discussing what direction to take our future and your farm.  We prefer housing on property with access to a garage and barn but we are open to options.

 

11-0156

Farmer looking to expand. We currently raise all natural pastured broilers, herbs, veggies and salad greens. We have taken the CT NOFA farmers pledge and would like to find a farm to grow into with similar practices. Have many years of farm experience in the field of agriculture. We have outgrown our farm and need a larger farm. Would love to find a farm with established pasture for our chickens and a well-maintained home. Any equipment available would be a bonus.

 

11-0159

I am engineer by trade. The truth I never farmed. I recently started reading  a book about naturopathic medicine and I realized that I could be very productive in starting a farm that help provides organic foods of all sorts to our nation. I believe in healthy living and I also live and eat healthy so I thought let me be a pioneer in the healthy lifestyle living by operating a farm that will offer that kind of life to others.

 

11-0160

Husband and wife looking to live on a farm and grow vegetables and fruit trees. Looking to bring 5 goats (does) and 12 chickens with us, with concentrated interest in vegetable and fruit farming. Will need equipment to work the land. Will need some sort of housing with 2 bedrooms.

 

11-0161

We need a small barn to house a small herd of dairy cows and goats. We also need a 3 bedroom house with a farm stand location. We are a responsible couple with many years experience dairy farming as well as farm related enterprises including a very successful farm stand. References can be provided.

 

11-0162

I am a farmer currently working on a large, diversified farm in  Hampshire County, MA. I currently work mainly with cut flower crops, and will be the Head Flower Grower in the next growing season. As the flower apprentice, I help manage the 112-member flower CSA, pick-your-own area, wholesale, farm stand, and farmers' market sales. I  have also worked for a small organic farm in Eastern C. I am hoping to start an organic farm in Pomfret, my hometown. I would like to grow a variety of food crops while continuing to grow cur flowers (as they have proven to be quite lucrative). I have a college degree in liberal arts, and a farming philosophy in which soil fertility is strengthened and where petroleum use is minimized. I hope to plant strawberries and other crops that take a year or more to establish in 2012 with a first harvest in 2013, Pomfret's 301st year!

 

11-0163

Young married couple looking to buy property with an existing farm on it or to start a new farm. Lane must have a minimum of 20 acres(including at least 5 tillable acres), a house on the property, and a reliable irrigation source. A barn and/or gently used equipment are a plus, but not a requirement. Our operation would involve growing organic vegetables and fruit to sell at a farm stand and farmers' markets. We plan on eventually raising chickens for egg production as well. We have little hands-on experience (worked in our parents' gardens growing up), but we are gaining knowledge daily and are not afraid of the hard work involved in running a farm. Wife has experience working in a retail nursery, as well as degrees in biology and business. We want to raise future children to value giving back to the land and the community.

 

11-0164

Looking to purchase ten (10) to thirty (30) acres to expand our maple syrup production, our vegetables, and eggs that we currently sell. We have equestrian backgrounds as well and need more land to train and drive our working horses. We are open to a gentleman style farm, additional livestock and fruits. We would like to stay in Hartford/Litchfield counties. Would like to have water, buildings.

 

11-0166

Seeking to build a diverse community farm employing the highest standards of sustainable organic agriculture, anchored by a CSA and moving towards production of a range of value-added producers and educational/arts projects. I have formal training in ecological horticulture from University of California-Santa Cruz and a lot of love and sweat to spend. Ideally looking for  ground that can sustain a wide range of crops, including grains and beans, annual vegetables, cut flowers, berries, and a small orchard. Commitment is to producing as much diversity as sustainably as possible, using a minimum of off-farm inputs and cycling nutrients and waste to productive purposes. Willing to consider a range of different lease/ownership options.

 

11-0167

Seeking a parcel for strawberry production and marketing. Need a site with well drained soil, irrigation access and good public access. Also consider apple or peach orchard site. 25 years experience in agriculture.

 

11-0169

Looking for farmland to grow grapes for family run vineyard. A minimum of 5 tillable acres but will consider larger acreage. Looking to buy, with or without house.

 

11-0170

Couple looking for an existing farm or one that is able to be put back into service. We plan to farm in retirement, and may look for a farm that offers expansion, and/or diversification depending on what is available. Some degree of training may be necessary. We plan to farm in retirement and may look for a a farm that offers expansion and /or diversification depending on what is available. Some degree of training may be necessary.

 

11-0171

Looking to expand an existing horse facility. Currently operate a lesson and training facility. Looking to add more boarding and training. There is no room to add horses in my current location. Can build the facility from raw land, or walk into existing facility. Lease or buy, or very open to creative options!

 

11-0172

Married couple looking for land to build a self-sustaining, organic farm with an emphasis on permaculture practices. Husband grew up farming, wife has experience managing a garden center. Both have a lifetime of experience and a passion for farming. Products produced on farm  include: goat fiber, pick your own berries, bee keeping, egg laying chickens, vegetables,  herbs and flowers.

 

08-0039 REVISED

I am ideally seeking  a medium size farm.  That has the possibility to support 25 to 50 cows,and some horses This is Ideal not set in stone (could be 5 horses and some cows....). I have 15+ years of experience as a dairy farmer,from manager to owner/operator. Ideally I would like to have ample land base for this size operation and pasture is a huge plus.  I currently own top pedigreed registered cattle,horses, farm and hay equipment along with trucks and trailers that are placed across the state and I need to have it all back under "one roof" ASAP. I have a vast knowledge of livestock husbandry, crop and many other necessary farm skills.  I also have have good "horse sense" and dabble in the industry if I see a good opportunity,as I also just enjoy having horses around for my own pleasure.  I am open to many different situations, opportunity and sizes of farms, bigger or smaller.  If they are in need of repair I am also open to that. I would also be open to rent,lease,purchase or possibly partnership/investor scenarios as long as they are feasible and realistic for all involved .Please feel free to contact me with any ideas or possibility.

 

10-0099 REVISED

Aspiring farmer with 7 years experience working on organic vegetable farms, looking to start a diverse organic vegetable operation. I am looking to rent or lease 3 or more acres at a reasonable rate. I am very flexible and open to many different opportunities.

 

11-0175

Farm family seeks fully functional sound and clean tie-stall or stanchion bar for a small dairy in Connecticut. Interested in shipping milk or fitting into a cheese or yogurt specialty operation, milking approximately 40 head. We own 25 registered Jersey show cows that will produce with or without your established herd. Access to grass pasture and local feed, corn and hay a must. We will consider buying, leasing, partnership or work to own. Our hardworking family has been raising registered dairy cows for 30 years. Strong in heifer/calf raising, veterinary care, genetic improvement and overall herd management. On site housing needed.

 

11-0176

Young and energetic couple seeking first Farm Manager position. I have spent the past two years working on and off farms across the country gaining experiential education in organic agriculture. I am very much interested in applying the techniques and methods of no-till gardening to a larger scale farming system. I am very interested in climate/ecosystem sustainability, as such, my farming practices would reflect that. I have apprenticed on a CSA model,  certified organic farm as well as a for-profit permaculture farm. I would like to couple the ethic of the CSA farm (high-yield, high quality veggies) with the innovative and the more practical systems of permaculture. If you are interested in starting a dialogue. Please contact me! Thanks!

 

11-0142 REVISED

A young family is looking to farm in Southeast Connecticut/New London County. The wife has her horticulture degree from Uconn is looking to do organic production, and eventually beekeeping. The husband went to trade school fro carpentry and has 10+years of carpentry related experience. We have a 15-month-old daughter, and are looking to be farmers for life. We are open to different possibilities and opportunities.

 

09-0090 REVISED

Our farm operation needs a new home!  We raise 100% grass fed beef and organically fed/pastured pork for our 65 CSA members.  Our leased land in Marlborough is no longer available as of 2012.  We are looking for a new location with a minimum of 12 acres.  Ideally we would like to stay as close to our Marlborough community as possible.  Please contact us for more information about the needs for our farm.

 

12-0178

Mother-daughter team seeking a farm to include crop/pasture land as well as barns/outbuildings. Currently have farm animals and are looking for our own land to keep them on. Oldest daughter has the most farm experience, but entire family has worked on farms. Eventually looking to acquire more animals and raise crops to create a sustainable farm. Would love to create a multi-faceted business based on the farm; including vegetables, hay, animal fiber, eggs, dairy, etc. Farm store/”farm-traction” ventures and opportunities are a plus. We want to continue to help keep farming alive and possibly open our future farm to field trips and help educate kids on the importance of farming once again.

 

10-0126 REVISED

I wish to begin a small market garden and vegetable and egg CSA. My intention is to seek organic certification. A minimum of 3 tillable acres is required. Electric and water on site is necessary and on-site housing preferred for long work days and animal care. Future plans would be to expand into a small goat dairy and creamery.  A long term lease and lease to own opportunities are preferred, but all offers will be considered. Preferred locations would be northern portions of CT. I have 5 years experience on multiple organic farms, both large and small (3 acres- 10+ acres). I have been involved in all aspects of production and supervised crew and apprentices with less experience. I am well educated and have conducted ecological research focusing on plant-insect interactions. This has served me well in farming.

 

12-0177

As Director of the American Chestnut Foundation (TACF), and President of the CT Chapter of TACF for the past seven years, I was instrumental in forging the strategic direction of the organization, and in the actual design and planting of thousands of nut trees over my tenure.  I have been planning to acquire (buy or lease) a property that would allow me to continue to directly support chestnut research through planting of both research material of an ecological nature, and also as a crop-oriented product. My goal would be to place the land in perpetual growth of chestnut, and to endow the property allowing uninterrupted use for research, educational use and the growing of chestnut in a prototypical private and non-profit partnership.

 
12-0178

Mother-daughter team seeking a farm to include crop/pasture land as well as barns/outbuildings. Currently have farm animals and are looking for our own land to keep them on. Oldest daughter has the most farm experience, but entire family has worked on farms. Eventually looking to acquire more animals and raise crops to create a sustainable farm. Would love to create a multi-faceted business based on the farm; including vegetables, hay, animal fiber, eggs, dairy, etc. Farm store/”farm-traction” ventures and opportunities are a plus. We want to continue to help keep farming alive and possibly open our future farm to field trips and help educate kids on the importance of farming once again.

 

12-0179

We are a young, experienced farm family looking to purchase 100 acres or more with at least 40 or more acres in level hayfields. Currently we have small herd of beef cattle and would like to expand. We need some pasture suitable for draft horses. The ideal property would have buildings for hay, equipment and some livestock and have two dwellings or one dwelling and the ability to build one more. We would like to have water on the property, either a viable pond or year-round stream.

 

12-0180

Looking for a farm in Western CT for hobby farming intentions.  A small farm house on 25-30 acres with a barn or small out building and water accessible is desired.  A mix of pasture, garden area, and woods would be ideal.  Intent is hobby farming with plans to raise poultry, hay, tree, and honey.  Existing orchards a plus.  Lease back options could be considered for larger parcels of land (partnership).

 

 12-0185

Looking for a farm that can be turned into a day/residential work/life program for adults who are disabled. Would like to start with field crops, add a greenhouse, horse rescue and therapeutic riding program, orchard and eventually a bakery.

 

12-0186

Looking to buy or lease long-term to start a rare-breed poultry breeding operation.

 

12-0187

Husband and wife seeking 25+ acre gentlemen's farm in Northeastern CT. Ideal property will have a house and a barn, that is suitable for at least four horses. Property can consist of fields and rough land.

 

12-0188

Former Navy seal (Officer) seeking 20-200+ Acres. TO farm in a sustainable, beyond organic model. Ideal Location would be pastures for cows (beef, Dairy), mobile chicken coops (Eggs), Mobile Greenhouses producing 30-40- types of vegetables throughout the year, and a variety of now-till field crops. Very flexible in Lease/sale structure.

 

 

12-0190

REVISED

Hard-working, environmentally and socially conscious couple who for the past five years have been gardening organically, cultivating 25 raised beds on the half acre suburban property we own, seek to purchase up to a 200 acres property that has been pesticide free for the past two years to practice organic vegetable and flower gardening, grow fruit trees, keep chickens and other small livestock and offer educational programs in environmental rejuvenation. Ideally, we envision this property to have existing farm structure(s) and living space. We view this as a long-term investment in providing organic food, as well as knowledge about sustainable and just practices, for our family and the community around us as we are able.

 

12-0192

I teach sociology courses on "Food" and "Climate Change" and want students to experience and create sustainable solutions to our food, energy (climate) and social crises. Your land, knowledge and commitment could work to help teach students learn to live in more sustainable and equitable ways.

 

12-0193

New to CT (as of August 2012) and looking for access to a small parcel of land within 20-30 miles of Hamden. Preferably with basic livestock infrastructure (esp. Fencing) and potential for agroforestry ventures, but neither are absolutely necessary. Also open to joining existing operation or forming a new partnership venture as a junior partner. If working with others, I am open to a wide variety of farming enterprises. I have experience with both vegetable and dairy production as well as general cattle handling. Also have basic experience operating farm machinery. Unfortunately. At present, I can only farm Part time.

 

12-0194

We are a Family looking to become more self-sustainable. We have a small farm but want to expand, explore and learn the farming life. We run a small bakery and would like to include this in our farm.

 

12-0195

My family and I come from a long line of sustainable organic farmers. we love and respect the land and our environment. We understand and enjoy all aspects of cultivating and nurturing the farm. we practice the eastern philosophy of living in harmony with the land and our environment, while still being able to extract all the productivity that the home can deliver.

 

12-0198

Young couple with 3 years of experience on organic farms looking for own farm enterprise opportunity. interested in organic vegetables, berries, cut flowers, laying hens and broilers. All sustainably and organically managed. Open to employment, leasing, partnership or transfer. Ideally seeking 5 to 12 acres.

 

12-0199

Seeking open land that can be tilled for the growing of corn and other grains. I am willing to clear overgrown fields or pastures to make tillable as partial payment for use of property. I am a small operation that wants to expand and keep farming in Eastern CT.  I will look at all possibilities from whole farm rentals to individual parcel rentals. I have my own equipment, no buildings required.

 

11-0174 REVISED

Vegetable farmer looking to begin a diverse farm operation that focuses on vegetables but also includes herb, flowers, small fruit and poultry. Two years of management experience on a 30 acre organic vegetable farm plus one year managing a 2 acre farm. Looking for landowners willing to lease or sell to enthusiastic farmer active in emerging farmer movement in CT. I am 100% dedicated to farming with a very strong work ethic and good sensibilities. Seeking a minimum of 8 tillable acres up to 15 with a house and some additional infrastructure.

12-0201

Seeking a lease or lease to purchase farm/lot with a 1,000+ SOF outbuilding/modern barn. Cement floor 12+ foot high ceilings, wide access door, working electric service (single or three phase) and a functional septic system is mandatory. Building will be used to house a self contained mobile cheese making unit. A working dairy farm willing to sell milk to the cheese making operation is a plus but not mandatory. Interested in a long term lease or lease to purchase situation.

 

12-0202

Young beginning farmer seeking 2+ tillable acres for organic, heirloom vegetable production. Certified Master Gardeners with formal business and environmental science/public health degrees. Would use sustainable practices and have CSA/farmers market sales. Looking for crop share/lease/with option to buy with right property. Tractor/tiller required, barn/outbuilding and housing would be a plus but not required.

12-0203

Beginning farmer is seeking 1-3 acres with good soil and water acceptable for organic gardening. Raising chickens. Need housing. 1 bedroom cottage, or 1 bedroom apartment, included heat. Building for chickens and tools for gardening. New Haven county. Bethany, Prospect, Middlebury, Cheshire, Woodbury, Morris. Would like to build a greenhouse. Lived on a 75 acre farm in New Hampshire a while back. Raised chickens, sheep, pigs and a large vegetable garden!! 2 dogs and a kitten. Worked 23 years as circulation clerk at our library in town. Hoping to take a program in agriculture.

 

12-0204

I am a hardworking young man, with a college education, looking for an opportunity to manage, own, or be employed full-time on a farm in CT. I have 10 years experience working on a farm, with a background in: sweet corn, vegetables, maintenance, hay, beef cattle, free-range chickens, goats, tractor and machinery operation and maintenance, sales, marketing, general farm upkeep, and more. I am a fast learner and am willing to branch into other fields of farming. Ideally looking for a work to own, employ to own, or partnership, but will accept lease, management or any other employment if the situation is right. Preference is full-time employment, but I do have a second job to supplement if needed. Housing is preferred, but not necessary. Possibility of bringing my father, who has 25+ years farm management experience, on as a partner. Very flexible, open to any opportunity!

 

12-0205

Young farmer looking for a farm with at least 20 acres and a barn in either Litchfield or New Haven County. I am interested in developing a vegetable CSA as well as raising grass fed beef, chicken and pigs. I intend to use sustainable farming methods. I am open to a long term lease, lease to own or work to own.

 

12-0206

We are a young couple who have had a lifelong love of botany and gardening and who have decided to get into farming. We are hoping to either rent to own or purchase a small farm in western Connecticut. Husband comes from a long line of Wisconsin farmers and wife has had a lifelong love of plants, studying them independently from a young age. College degrees in biochemistry, chemistry, and botany between us. We plan to utilize biointensive farming principles to make the most of the land to grow vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. With years of research, extensive gardening experience, and an intense work ethic, we are excited to take on life as full time farmers.

 

10-0132 RENEWED

First generation farming couple (3 years experience) looking for land (10-50A, 5+/- tillable). Our operation will include vegetables and small livestock at a scale we can manage ourselves. We will  begin the transition to organic ASAP plan to run a an increasingly diversified and sustainable farm (both environmentally and financially). Marketing will include farmers markets, wholesale accounts and CSA. We have had a wide range of experience, both farming and otherwise. Flexible, but most Interested in Litchfield, Fairfield, Hartford, Tolland and Windham.  Purchase/lease-to-own most desirable, otherwise short-term lease/rent in order to farm.

 

12-0207

Wanted: Reasonably priced livestock farm. Farm fenced with  a barn for six horses, grass turnout or pastures. Covered arena preferred. Must have a hours or a carriage house/apt. to live in. Can make a long term commitment for the right property. Excellent references.

 

12-0208

I am the president of a non-profit educational  farm as well as the owner of Fischer Farms. These two organizations work very closely in order to provide farm education experiences for those interested in sustainable agriculture. As the owner of the Fischer Farms,  I am seeking additional land for cash crop and livestock production. Our current 1.7 acres does not allow us to produce enough variety and quantity to be truly sustainable. I am seeking property in the greater New Haven area and I am willing and ready to work closely with property owners to ensure a mutually beneficial arrangement. I am not seeking land to be used as classroom space, however, if that is acceptable to the owner, and the town, I would be willing to explore that possibility.

 

12-0209

My life-long dream has been to own/operate a small livestock and organic produce farm and give back to my community. Eager to expand knowledge to be able to run large farm. Experienced with dairy cows, pigs, chickens, rabbits and gardening. Owned and operated a small automotive business and worked at grocery stores. In my spare time, I enjoy tooling and dying leather. The experience of my recent incarceration has me motivated to help other female ex felons as well, and to develop a safe haven for troubled women, a re-entry program. With guidance and education we can contribute positive input to society. With training, we can be the “Big Push “ to form a farming community called “The Salvaged Sisters Farm”. Extensive hands-on education and skills through the years will be beneficial to my future education in this field. Thank you for initiating a professional and meaningful relationship, which will inspire all future farmers and the farming industry.

 

12-0210

I am looking for a six-to-ten-acre primarily self-sustainable homestead that could be income producing through a possible mobile slaughter unit, CSAs, specialty crops (Christmas trees perhaps) and farm stand/market presence. I plan initially to raise fowl, rabbits and bees and look to expand to goats or sheep. I have no sustained farm experience, but am very hardworking, fit and handy. When my five free chicks proved to be roosters, I butchered them in my backyard and served them fried to friends and family. I have successfully composted and gardened under a wide range of conditions for more than twenty years. I am fluent in Spanish. Purchasing property may be contingent on the sale of a waterfront home in Westbrook. I would consider a farm manager position. I would be particularly useful in expanding on-line and direct to consumer marketing operations. Currently residing in San Francisco, CA.

 

10-0129 REVISED

I have been producing maple syrup and maple products for 5yrs and I’m in need of some more productive maple trees, as i would like to increase  my maple production. I currently tap 150-200 trees, mostly red maples which are currently on my family's farm, the red maples aren’t very well suited for maple syrup production. I am in search of a small to medium size lot w/ access from the street, with an excellent count of sugar maples. I would prefer a long term lease or lease w/ option to buy, but I’m open to any arrangement that is favorable to both parties. would like to be able to set up a tubing system and possibly vacuum for sap collection. i would prefer to stay in the general lebanon area or within a 10-15mi radius in order to stay close to the sugar house to process the sap. I grew up on a farm in CT and have many yrs of farm experience. Looking for trees in New London county or Lebanon, Bozrah, Franklin, Coventry, Mansfield, and Windham.

 

13-0212

Seeking farm ownership opportunity (vs. farm operating opportunity). Open to standard and creative farm transition solutions (e.g. outright purchase, lease to own, transitional partnerships, etc.). Mid-thirties, married, professional couple motivated to live on and own an organic fruit and vegetable operation (considering potential for animals). Settling down for long term. Will hire our own full-time farm staff. Open to improving an existing operation or  starting new. Soil quality and location most important (open to location). Open to on-site structures (tear-down or new) and equipment but not necessary. Combined experience: 4 seasons farming, strong relationships in CT farming community, knowledgeable on all aspect of farm productions, equipment/tractor experience. Very strong communication and business skills, 10+ years of business experience with Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurial ventures and financial advisory. 10+ educational experience 2 Masters degrees (1 in business from a Top 10 school), Spanish language fluency.

 

13-0213

Business professional looking for a minimum of five acres on which to engage in sustainable polyculture agricultural production, including potentially fruit and nut trees in a silvo-pastoral design. Preferred location of land would be within 30 minutes of downtown New Haven, but will consider other properties in New Haven county. Looking for capital-light arrangements for use of land including long-term lease or lease-to-won. End markets may include but will be limited to Elm City Market, CitySeed, Farmingo, and the Yale University dining system. This venture will be supported by a team of advisors with advanced knowledge of ecology, permaculture and silviculture.

 

13-0214

We seek 40 to 200 acres for a diversified worker-cooperative farm that uses permaculture and holistic management principles. Enterprises include: a perennial plant nursery, vegetable CSA, small livestock, medicinal herbs, and bees, expanding into orchard and berry crops and associated value-added products over time. We hold a commitment to organic and regenerative farming methods that honor the soil, the local ecology and the wider community that we are a part of and that sustains us. Since we plan a whole farm model, including tree crops, we are seeking a long term lease, lease to own, or partnership where the land tenure situation can provide some prospect of continuity into the future.

 

13-0215

Westbrook mother and daughter seeking farm to work to own or long term lease. 20+ years experience boarding horses. 10 years experience raising dairy cattle. A barn is needed for milking and 40 or so acres for rotational grazing and feed production.

 

13-0216

Would like land within 30 minutes of Milford for veg/fruit opportunity. Also, small animal production. Open to partner that appreciates organic/sustainable practices and customer base. Would prefer mostly open land, about 5 acres.

 

13-0217

Looking to buy or lease 1-5 acres of tillable land or meadows to establish market garden. Irrigation pond would be nice.

 

13-0218

Organic farmer looking for a farm in Windham County to lease or buy. I wish to expand my current farm business in RI. I have 5 years experience running a farm plus four more at other farms and a B.S. in Plant, Soil and Insect Science. The ideal farm would have 40+ acres of prime or state wide important ag land. My vision for a farm would be roughly 15 acres vegetables, 30 acres grain and seed crops, and 15 acres pasture for a small meat/dairy herd, chickens and pigs. I currently own equipment to expand to this size, and am willing to build necessary infrastructure.

 

13-0219

Hard-working couple in our 30's looking  to find property to utilize for sustainable farming of livestock and possible CSA. Willing to reclaim property as needed and turn it into our dream and a good place to raise our family. Prefer a minimum of 10-15 acres. Many years combined experience farming and have great ideas to keep property as a working farm!

 

13-0220 

We have a retired school horse and a pair of mini donkeys (as well as indoor animals.) We would like to rent a farm. We have been taking care of 12.5 acres with a barn, tack room, large storage/garage, and a riding ring. Our large animals will have to be sold or given away if we cannot find a home for them. There are two of us, and our college age daughter at times. We can learn to take care of other animals. We will be happy to look at any form of rental. We can share work, caretake or learn farming. We are both handy with tools. We are willing to take courses in the specifics of your operation. Personally, we are mature, friendly, respectable, reliable, quiet couple. Please help us keep our four-legged family together. Thank you!

 

13-0221

I would like to start a farm business, provide food and ornamental plants, be a steward of a parcel of land, all while living with my family. I miss farming and gardening, and seek to align my professional career as the director of the NOFA Organic Land Care Program with my passion for horticulture.

 

13-0222 

Farm Wanted for Purchase: Looking for 10-20 acres with a house and barn. Our vision is to have overnight visitors who come to work on the farm and along side the animals for a spiritual experience. We would also like a structure that could be used for classes in yoga and meditations. We need at least 5 acres that are tillable and a pastoral, quiet setting.

 

13-0223

  Small family of three seeking farm with small house, enough tillable land to support ourselves year round, enough pasture to free range a few head of livestock (pigs, goats, sheep and chickens), and suitable to educate children about agriculture. Experience growing organic produce for Uconn at Spring Valley Farm and orchard experience with almost all fruits. Currently are growing 50% of our own produce and 100% of our own meat; experience with all livestock listed above. Enough tillable land to grow field crops to supplement the pasture fed animals and an open water source for them are preferred. We are hoping to find something with a few acres of forest land that contains sugar maples. A barn and small tractor would be ideal but are not required. We intend to distribute excess organic produce and meat to local markets or farm to chef programs.

 

13-0224

30-something co-operator of nearly 40 year old christmas tree farm in New Hartford, CT looking for expansion opportunities. I currently use natural growing practices with minimal herbicide and pesticide application. I am looking for a 7-10 year lease opportunity on 2-10 acres with good soils. Up to 10% slope would be okay. Preferably Litchfield county location but could be flexible. I would also be interested in assisting an existing farm transition, with potential for interest in lease to own opportunities. I have worked with some agricultural service organizations and would be happy to talk creatively about a wide range of potential scenarios.

 

13-0225

We have over 3 years working on organic/sustainable farms (vegetable CSA, livestock and diversified farms), and are currently running our own cut-flower farm for the 2013 season in the Hudson Valley. We have a vision of creating a small, dynamic farm model that includes cut flowers, salad and specialty greens/vegetables year-round, and a small flock of heritage laying hens. We would like a large portion of our crops to be established through perennial plantings including the flowers, specialty vegetables, and berries/fruit. We plan to grown high quality, nutritious greens through the winter months in greenhouses using season extension methods. We hope to use our eye for design by selling our flower arrangements through farmers markets and for local weddings and events.

 

13-0226 

I breed and raise Lowline Angus and have kids show them at fairs and livestock shows. I am looking for 5-25 acres of pasture land for my cattle. I presently have 8 cows and one bull. All are excellent with fence and don't bother it. The breed is very easy and extremely manageable. My lease is ending at my present farm and the owner wants to use the farm for other uses.

 

13-0228

  I am looking for a farm to lease and/or buy for growing crops. I have all the proper equipment and customers as I have been selling hay for past few years and corn ears, also. I have been farming with 17 years experience and 5 years on my own at a large dairy farm. Also looking for open fields to rent of at least 10+ acres for hay and corn.

 

13-0229

Seeking to own (lease to buy, work to own) a Pick Your Own Berry Farm, preferably blueberries and raspberries. Organic berries are preferred. Location should be in Tolland or Windham county and also Lebanon, CT and other bordering towns to those counties. We could start a new berry farm if land and location are suitable with or without existing housing.

 

13-0230

We are interested in building a greenhouse that will be organically certified with the equipment we are providing. We mainly need 2 or 3 acres of flat land with a good southern exposure to build our greenhouse on. If you have greenhouses for rent we would seriously consider that!

 

13-0231

Serafina Says Farm is a vegetable and superfood farm offering organically grown, non-GMO produce as well as health coaching and wellness classes. The farm offers a Community Supported Agriculture Farm Share and sells at Farmers’ Markets, to high- end restaurants and to food co-ops. The farm is currently leasing land, and is beginning the search for farmland to purchase. Once on permanent land, the farm will also serve as a wellness center and education center Most important, the farm is looking for good land for growing vegetables, a water source, proximity and routes to suburban/urban areas, and a mix of topography (forest, slopes, flat land). A farmhouse is desirable, barn/ greenhouse, additional structures would be a plus.

 

13-0232

Help support a dynamic idea and improve the Connecticut recycling and agricultural landscape. Need farm, preferably organic and in the Fairfield County area (open to other locations). Cash-strapped visionary entrepreneur, creating very high-quality all-natural organic soil amendment/fertilizer with highly beneficial microbes using the vermiculture (worms) process. Building out a business plan. Looking for larger location to grow business with four tiered mission: Fighting humankind’s detrimental effect on the environment by re-directing and converting pre-consumer food scrap waste (mostly wasted veggies/fruits) headed to landfills armed with an army of earthworms; Focusing on creating high quality, natural microbial supported organic soil amendments to increase crop yields and reinforce plants’ natural disease fighting mechanisms;  strengthening Connecticut’s local economy -- made and operated in America for Americans: and, Donating percentage of profits to environmental / humanitarian causes after certain milestones are achieved. Access to rain water, carbon sources (leaves/saw dust/hay etc.), and an in-door structure is a plus. Open to ideas.

 

13-0233

37-year old business owner committed to more sustainable Connecticut.  Looking to enter into arrangement with farmland owner to start commercially farming. In past, raised chickens and assisted on several cattle and horse farms. What I lack in farming experience, make up in business experience -sound business management skills. You will benefit from arrangement  by turning land into a profitable and sustainable asset. Seeking  out of date farm or fallow field to raise flock of chickens, plant few acres corn and small vegetable patch to sell at farmers markets and local independent markets. Believe in well-treated animals, locally raised, better than chain store products. We must commit to producing local foods or risk losing some of what we hold most dear. Contact me, a proven community leader, to create better community and profit from your investment. Willing to travel from a home in Ashford. Prefer farms in the Quiet Corner.

 

09-0074 REVISED

I recently earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture Plant Science at UCONN’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. My work history, internships and study abroad in Tuscany (sustainable agriculture and economics) and a broad range of classes have made me a good candidate for leasing land intended for organic/sustainable production. I am also involved in food policy and education. I am also involved in food policy advocacy and education. I support the practice of shifting from monocultures to polycultures and biodiversity and more progressive initiatives of the Farm Bill vision of 2060.

 

10-0108 REVISED

Certified organic farm looking for more tillable land to expand operations. Currently farming 20 acres. Selling produce via farmers' markets and directly to retail and restaurant customers. Access to water a plus. Farm buildings such as greenhouse are a plus. Hartford/Litchfield counties preferred. Would be willing to take on non-organic land and seek certification as part of the lease.

 

07-0008 REVISED

Goal is to own small, organic vegetable, flower and fruit farm, using about 5 acres or less. Not interested in land with prior uses requiring heavy pesticide use. Need home on land; barn is a plus, but not required.

 

13-0234

Looking for barn and land to use to raise beef cattle, make hay and eventually milk to sell raw milk.

 

13-0235

My goal is to find someone who is willing to let me work to own, take over, or partnership. I would like to have Christmas trees for winter, vegetables for spring, summer, fall and hops for a fall harvest. I have been gardening/farming and growing hops for many years and would like to bring it to the next level. A little about myself, I am 29, I was in the Marine Corps, I have a wife and two kids. I am a hard worker and have a passion for farming. I am currently going to school to earn on Associate Degree in Horticulture and have completed a certificate program in the past.  I also volunteer at the CT Agricultural Experiment on their hop program.

 

13-0236

Young man looking to raise beef/dairy as well as hay and feed corn. Have friends and family that would like to help as well. I want to help preserve existing farmland by assisting and maintaining agricultural way. Will use land and maintain farm for use. Can possibly lease to own. If available, will rent housing as well. Can bring own equipment and livestock. Steady income and support system as well, determined and willing to succeed.

 

 13-0237

Farmer with 20 years experience in agriculture wants to work with land owners in organic sustainable farming.  Looking for a potential partner to work with a honest and hard working farmer. Will bring my sales, marketing, packaging skills and nature skills to the table.

 

13-0238

Beginning farmer looking to acquire rental/lease, or rent with option to buy farm property, with nice farmhouse. 10 plus acres; tillable land -  4 plus acres for sustainable organic fruits and vegetables, and to raise organic livestock (poultry). The farm will need to consist of several barns/outbuildings. It would also be a wonderful amenity to have a pond on the property. The farmhouse needs to be at least 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a large kitchen, and, a full basement. Please help me bring my vision alive, as you assist me to contribute to the preservation of the farmland. Thank you.

 

13-0239

Experienced farmer, looking to establish a new farm or to take over an existing Christmas tree farm. Looking for 12 or more acres of fields or woodland.

 

13-0240

Mid-age couple wit high education in agriculture and life science seek a small-scale farm land for vegetable and livestock in New Haven county. It could be rent or labor and technical exchange or buy.

 

13-0241

Our children need organic foods. My desire is to lease/manage/buy a farm I can rehab to organic production, with fruit trees, chickens, veggies, a farm stand, hay rides in the fall, Christmas trees, and one or two bedrooms in the old farmhouse as B&B. High risk teens will spend time working the farm, smelling and appreciating the value of nature. I have experience rehabbing a farm in NC.

 

14-0242

It's been a goal of mine for more than 20 years to won and run full time my own pick your own fruit orchard to supply patrons with an avenue to pick fresh high quality fruit for them and their families. I have run a business for 34 years now and have experience in the growing of plants.

 

14-0243

Looking to lease up to 5 acres for hot peppers. Willing to consider many different options including maintenance road side stand etc in exchange. Highly motivated and would like to start even before Spring sets in.

 

14-0244

Looking to lease or purchase farm land for crop production and suitable for horses, goats, chickens, and a small (3-4) group of beef cattle.  Preferably preserved farmland w/buildings. 20+ years of farming experience and looking to start my own farm. Interested in  sustainable and organic farming and livestock raising/production.

 

 

 

 
 
farm stand in fall

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