Spring Run Farm

58 acres

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Contact Name:

Noreen Willhelm

Property Location:

1041 S Snyder Road, New Lebanon, OH 45435. We are about five miles east of New Lebanon and eight miles west of downtown Dayton, in Jefferson Township

The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

58.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

53.0

Acres of forested land:

14.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

35.0

Acres of pasture:

14.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

There are two creeks that divide sections of the land, surrounded by woods, overgrown with honeysuckle and multiflora roses, and the southern perimeter is also wooded.

Quality of land:

There are about 5 acres that have had no chemical inputs for more than 28 years; about 11 acres that have been farmed as grass hay and had no such inputs for about six years; and about 20 acres that are conventionally farmed. The soil is largely clay

Farm Information

  • Water Access
  • Barn(s) and/or Shed(s)
  • Equipment and Machinery

Water sources details:

Jefferson Regional Water Authority.

Equipment and machinery details:

Tillers, human-powered cultivators, seeders, many hand tools, seed-starting equipment. John Deere 770 tractor

Farm infrastructure details:

1850s 60' x 40' barn with hayloft, bay and old milking stanchions. Cement block milkhouse. Old pig sty used most recently as chicken coop. Large cement block garage with large garden workshop. Hoophouse frames.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for rent

Property for rent:

Short- and long-term lease.

Additional Information

We have lived on this property for nearly 30 years and will continue to do so, but want the land to be used for sustainable agriculture. We ran a CSA for more than a decade, with a 12-hour per season work requirement for members -- our proximity to Dayton made that possible. The land is beautiful but needs love and a lot of organic inputs.