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The Shire LLC

11 acres

Property Owner:

Private non-farming landowner

Contact Name:

Kari Lindberg

Property Location:

Cheshire Rd & Africa Rd

The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

11.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

1.5

Acres of forested land:

3.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

1.0

Acres of pasture:

0.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

2 ponds and wetlands.

Quality of land:

This land has not been farmed since 1960. It has just been left to its own. There are a lot of trees that have grown up but not many in the 1 acre of farmable area. The land is surrounded by Alum creek state park.

Farm Information

  • Water Access
  • Barn(s) and/or Shed(s)
  • Greenhouses
  • Shop
  • Fencing
  • Electrical Access

Water sources details:

There are hoses run from the barn but will also be looking into some kind of rain water collection.

Farmer housing details:

At this time there is no housing for a farmer.

Equipment and machinery details:

There are and will be hand tools available. Also a small roto tiller and other equipment can be arrange if needed. We have friends and business associates that have equipment if needed.

Farm infrastructure details:

At this time there is a barn/community house that is there to support the gardens. A fence is a possibility as we move forward. There are 6 raised beds in garden just as a temporary start to getting going. There will also be a shop being built at some point this year. There is a hoop tunnel (20x100') that will be available for year round growing.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Property for rent

Business partnership

Property for rent:

Our plan is to lease the 1+acre to a farmer that is wanting to start or expand a market garden. We are wanting to help give someone a head start on creating a business. In exchange we are wanting some food(a little of whatever is grown) at first until profit is started and then we would revisit the terms of the lease.

Additional Information

 We are creating an Agrihood,  a small community (6 homes) around the gardens. The barn is finished, which is a community center-get together place to support the families and the gardens. There is a full kitchen and space to have small classes-lunches-dinners- Whatever we can do to support and create a sense of community with the families and neighborhood. We are a creative group of people looking for solutions for a world that seems disconnected and out of sync with nature and its inhabitants.  We are providing this oportunity as a way of giving back-or paying it forward. We love brainstorming and colaborating with others to solve problems and create new visions. There also would be opportunities to start a CSA if so desired with the neighborhoods in the area. We are located just a 1/3 of a mile from Alum Creek reservoir and surrounded by Alum Creek State park, but also close to neighborhoods.                                                                                    I believe this a tremendous opportunity for an ambitious, creative person and we look forward to an exciting future of working together!                                                                                                                               You can email me- Kari Lindberg -       lindberg29shire@gmail.com