Bliss Farm Lyme

42 acres

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Contact Name:

Bruce Hammond

Property Location:

Lyme, NH
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The Land

Total number of acres available with this property:

42.0

Total acres available for agriculture:

30.0

Acres of forested land:

7.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

5.0

Acres of pasture:

25.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

wetlands -- 5 acres

Quality of land:

Several acres of excellent row crop soils. 10 acres of good fenced pasture. 17 acres of shrubby pasture under renovation.

Farm Information

Water sources present:

Available

Water sources details:

Good water supply with frost free hydrant network installed

Barns and sheds:

Available

Farmer housing:

Available

Farmer housing details:

possible temporary housing available

Equipment and machinery:

Available

Equipment and machinery details:

compact tractor with multiple implements, BCS walking tractor with multiple implements

Farm infrastructure details:

2 large hoop houses, propagation hoophouse under construction, processing building, workshop, tractor shed, livestock sheds/hoop buildings, large composting facility, livestock heavy use/wintering facility, apple orchard, blueberry field.

Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement:

Other

Other:

Use of land, equipment, and buildings available without charge to the right farm partner, in exchange for commitment and work to grow the business and build the soil and ecological restoration work we are doing here

Additional Information

40 acre farm in Lyme, NH seeks an experienced partner to grow the farm business, help further develop efficient farm production systems, and support using managed grazing to restore pastures.  Farm has 10 acres of good fenced pasture and supports a small grazing operation now, with potential for major expansion through pasture renovation and rental.  1/2 acre of excellent row crop soil is currently under cultivation, with room for expansion.  There is a very productive highbush blueberry field and apple orchard as well.  Two large hoophouses (one being constructed this spring) and a propagation hoophouse (under construction) offer good potential for protected crop production and season extension.  A tractor-operated composting facility effectively processes large volumes of organic material.  A heavy use area for wintering livestock provides shelter and recycles waste.  A heated builting provides crop processing space and a workshop.

We are offering to share siginificant farm infrasture with the right person in exchange for their partnership in growing the farm business and supporting the soil and ecosystem restoration work we are doing here.