River Bend Farm

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County: Rockingham

Location: Property along Mayo River between Stoneville and Sandy Ridge

Total acres 360.0

Acres of cropland/tillable land 25.0

Acres of pasture 10.0

Acres of unfenced pasture 10.0

Property Description

Forested land with open areas for pasture and farming. Not currently under cultivation. Beautiful, natural environment, has been keep up as a wildlife preserve for a number of years. Includes small vineyard and orchard in need of attention.

Type of opportunity

  • Lease (1 to 5 Years)
  • Lease with Option to Buy
  • Incubator / Mentored Lease

Type of opportunity - more info

Opportunity for farmer(s) with some experience in organic farming or the like to get started with their "own place." Owner would require written business plan and demonstration of financial responsibility, and background check(s). Financial terms negotiable, could be tailored to financial needs of farmer(s). For example, upfront capital investment should be small and lease payments could be based on ability to pay. Minimum, farmer(s) would need to cover taxes, insurance and maintenance (equipment and house).

Equipment & infrastructure

  • Barn
  • Well / Pond / Other water source
  • Farmer housing
  • Farm equipment

Equipment & infrastructure - more info

Farmhouse available together with barn and equipment shed. Farm equipment, depending on need, may include tractors, discs, plows, bushhog, skid steer, etc. and tools and other implements.

Current production on farm

  • Fallow

Current production on farm - more info

Property currently not under cultivation except for clover in some of the fields. Small orchard, with apples, pears, cherries etc. in need of attention and small line of grape vines also needing attention.

Current and past farming practices

  • None, the property is not being farmed

Current and past farming practices - more info

No chemicals have been applied to land in many years; land should be eligible for organic designation without a lot of trouble. There should be a great deal of flexibility as to farmer choices among vegetables/fruits (produce), seed crops like corn or wheat and other uses, such as for small animals/chickens or a few pigs.

Additional aspects

Open land in and among forest. Farm fields have not been cultivated in many years except for clover and some corn recently as wildlife food. Margins of fields can be expanded to greater tillable areas, due to overgrowth of vegetation over the years. There is no fencing for livestock etc. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY. Can arrange tour of land as appropriate for serious inquiries.