Land Description:We are seeking a livestock producer who is interested in pasturing a small flock or herd on ½ an acre between the months of March and September. Our farm is a vernal wetland with a very high water table; we do not have adequate space to properly pasture animals year-round. Our goal is to make land available to a farmer who needs it (BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and women farmers highly encouraged), and continue to experiment with integrating animals into vegetable cropping systems. We’d love to find someone who shares a love for experimentation and is committed to open communication. Our preference is for broiler chickens on site though we are also open to other birds, sheep, and pigs.
The livestock farmer will be responsible for maintaining humane conditions for the animals, rotating animals on a regular basis, and handling the processing and selling of the animals with and maintaining proper licensing. Rent will be $200 for the ½ acre, and will include water allotment.
A little more about us & the land- 21 Acres is an environmental education nonprofit dedicated to inspiring climate action through education on the importance of local food systems, ecological restoration, and green building. We are a living laboratory experimenting with regenerative farming practices as well as ecological restoration techniques with 2 acres of vegetable production, and 2 acres in cover cropping, experimental trials, and 6 acres in active restoration. The soil this farmer would be on is Earlmont loam, with a band of tuk muk (heavier clay) soil in the SE corner. It has been farmed organically in diversified vegetables for the past 11 years.
- Currently Farmed Certified Organic
- Farmed Certified Organic
Farm Business Activities Allowed:
- CSA/Direct Market
Types of Farming Allowed:
Organic Ready: Yes
Sun Exposure: Full
Is your land conserved?: No
Landowner Lives Onsite: No