FARMLAND FOR LEase

If you would like more details (including contact info) about any of the following farmland listings, you must first submit a Farm Seeker application. Then email Cam at cam.weimar@ct.gov with the case number(s) of the farmland listing(s) of interest to you.  Each farmland owner has a designated case number followed by a short description of their farmland.
Postings will remain online for up to 24 months, afterwards Owners and Seekers must re-submit an updated posting if they remain interested. 
 

  • 18-1257: ***NEW*** Town of Old Lyme, two acres for lease - as of June '18
    I own a home in old lyme and have 2 acres which I'd like farmed to donate the food to Veterans and their families. I've never farmed and am glad to help however need someone with farming experience. I'd like to help as many vets as possible.
     
  • 18-1256: ***NEW*** Town of Middlebury, 1 acre organic for short term lease - as of May '18
    1 acre available, with a creek that runs along it. Area available has been partially cleared by me (it was overgrown brambles and vines). Could be great for dairy goats or livestock. Fresh water on the creek. Wild grape vines in this acre could be worked. I'm open to someone pitching a yurt /tent. Electricity could be available from my home. Land is not ideal, but it could be worked and for a low price.
     
  • 18-1254: ***NEW*** Town of Windham, up to 650 acres for lease - as of May '18
    Ex dairy farm. We have been growing grain corn, silage corn, and hay. The farm is permanently protected with a PDR. 
     
  • 18-1252:   Town of South Windsor, up to 40 acres for lease - as of April '18
    16 to 40 acres flat farmland along the Connecticut and Scantic Rivers are available.
     
  • 18-1251:   Town of Marlborough, one acre for lease or sale - as of April '18
    Wonder full piece of land that is approved by town for farming. Has natural spring city and well water. I would be willing to help out as much. This land is just being wasted and could most definitely provide food. If you have any questions please contact me at 860-287-6859.
     
  • 18-1250:  Town of Newtown, 30 acres for lease or sale - as of April '18
    For the description, go to: www.huntingtownfarm.com
     
  • 18-1249:  Town of Hampton, 2 certified organic acres for lease - as of April '18
    We are a very small, certified organic farm in operation for 20 years, looking for someone to co-farm or apprentice and gradually assume increased responsibility for the operation in the future. The property is 32 acres total, with less than 2 acres currently in cultivation (vegetables, berries, fruit and nut trees). Various arrangements are possible, including expansion, lease, etc. Must be willing to maintain organic practices, work cooperatively with owners in shared growing spaces, and commit to caring for crops for the full season including end-of-season cleanup. This is a good opportunity for an active farmer/gardener looking for additional growing space for expansion or rotation, or for a new farmer wanting to start with a small amount of land.
     
  • 18-1248:  Town of New Hartford, 5 acres for lease - as of March '18
     Land available to hay for no charge. My land is approximately 5 acres and the lot next to me is also available which has 6 acres.
     
  • 18-1245: Town of Brooklyn, 3 acres for lease - as of February '18
    Two 30' X 72' high tunnels plus approximately 2 acres of farmland behind tunnels for lease. Water for irrigation and electricity available. Cooler available for vegetable storage. Shed that can be used as a farm stand.
     
  • 18-1244: Town of Windsor, 15 acres for lease - as of February '18
    Approximately 15 acres of flat tillable land that was formerly used for shade grown tobacco. New owner wants to lease the land for the 2018 season and possibly beyond.
     
  • 18-1243:  Town of Cheshire, 2 acres for Partnership, other - as of February '18
      Seeking farm manager for CSA and Community Farm. The Farm Manager manages and implements all phases of production, maintenance, harvest and distribution of vegetables to CSA members and local food charities. Approximately 2 acres under cultivation with potential additional land available. Two 72’ high tunnels.
     
  • 18-1241:  Town of Newtown, 3 acres for Long term lease, Partnership - as of January '18
    Newtown landowner is looking to effectively use up to 4 acres of open, slightly wooded land adjacent to landowner’s residence. Property is historic, one of the oldest in Newtown dating from the 1600’s. 100 years since land was actively farmed. Ideally suited for organic or specialty farming. This is a long term plan. Looking to lease land or to partner in a business with the right person. 
     
  • 18-1240:  Town of New Hartford, 180 acres for lease, Partnership - as of January '18
    Mixed-use subsistence farmland for lease or partnership in whole or in part. Terms negotiable. Development rights donated to Connecticut Farmland Trust. Sustainable or organic farming or open space use mandated. 180 acres total, some cropland, pasture/hay lots, woodland, brook, river, spring, pond. Old barn with electricity and artesian well, some old equipment. Use and/or updates negotiable. Repair or replacement of fences negotiable. Needs time and hard work.
     
  • 17-1238:  Town of Falls Village, 29 acres for short term lease - as of December '17
    Seeking a physically fit, motivated couple to take over our farm while we're overseas for 1-2 years. Beautiful, light-filled, newly renovated 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath farm house on site; major furnishings and utilities included; 16 x 24 farm stand on site; plenty of space to grow crops, raise chickens, or anything else. $1500/ month. This would be the perfect opportunity for someone who wants to try their hand at farming without incurring a ton of start up costs. We're looking for a couple of people to live in the house and maintain our pastured, non-GMO pork operation while we're overseas. The duties include feeding the pigs in the morning and evening, refilling the self-feeder in the field (requires tractor use...tractor provided), unloading 1-ton grain totes from the delivery truck every 2-3 months using the tractor with fork lifts, periodically checking the electric fences, and chasing down any escapees. That's in terms of required work. If you are interested, there's also the opportunity to run the farm stand which nets between $20-30k/ year, just from meat sales. Any hogs beyond what we need for our contract could be purchased by you at cost and resold at the stand or local farmers markets. There is also infrastructure (pastures, shelter, waterers) for beef cattle. Property is located on the well traveled state route 7, easy to access for both local and out-of-town customers. New York City is 2.5 hours away. www.mountainviewfarm.farm
     
  • 17-1233:  Town of Simsbury, 3 acres short term lease, Partnership - as of November '17
    Farm for rent for vegetable production- water, electricity, buildings, excellent CT Valley soils, 2 1/2 acres tillable.
     
  • 17-1232:  Town of Southbury, 1 acre to lease, buy, Partnership - as of October '17
    Open canvas. Prepped area to farm it. Level area, good sun. Eastern facing hillside. You make this how you want. Close to Main St.  Area near road to build farmstand. Bought from previous owner who had a goat farm. Electric and water run to central location on property.
     
  • 17-1231:  Town of Washington, 35 acres to lease, buy, Partnership, other - as of October '17
    35 ACRES 1/2 OPEN AND 1/2 WOODED WITH POND/WETLAND ACCESS AND A BARN WITH ELECTRICITY. POSSIBILITY OF CONVERSION OF THE BARN FOR LIVING QUARTERS. FARM HOUSE ABUTTING THE 35 ACRES IS ON 2 ACRES WITH A VIEW AND GUNITE POOL. THIS IS A HISTORIC HOME THAT BRINGS A LOT OF RENTAL INCOME. MULTIPLE
    OPPORTUNITIES WITH THIS PROPERTY.
     
  • 17-1229:  Town of Monroe, 5 acres to lease or Partnership - as of October '17
    I recently purchased this beautiful 5.2 acre field, currently used for hay production. This field was part of the Odette farm going back to the 1800's. Wonderful location. I am looking for a partner to develop any agricultural use, preferably organic and friendly to the environment. Currently fenced with old posts and barbed wire.
     
  • 17-1227:  Town of New Hartford, 15 acres for lease - as of September '17
    We just inherited my Father in law's home and it's 27 acres. We want to make this land into a working farm. We do have barns however at the moment they need to be cleaned out. They may be available next year. Looking for potential hay producers (Free to take for haying the field) or have livestock on the property. We are new to this, and would love to help others that need the land.
     
  • 17-1225:  Town of Plymouth, Barn for lease - as of August '17
    Horse Barn with running water and electricity.  Size is 24' x 44'.  Barn has outside fenced off grazing area.  Will accept horses, chickens, ducks, geese, goats, llamas, donkeys or zebras. $300 per month.
     
  • 17-1223:  Town of Stonington, 15 acres, for lease or partnership - as of August '17
    Horse barn with 37 acres looking to farm unused parts of the property
     
  • 17-1220:  Town of East Hampton, 131 acres, for lease - as of July '17
    Preserved 131.77 acres in East Hampton available for agricultural lease. Hunting reserved by owner. Currently in hay production and some livestock. Previously in swine and dairy production; repairs needed to older dairy infrastructure. Well water and electricity available. No residence available. Short term lease desired, potential for long-term lease.
     
  • 17-1218:  Town of Farmington, 6 acres, for lease - as of June '17
    This property is centrally located in Farmington and has never been farmed on a regular basis. We would like to rent out the property so that it can all be used. Some of it is on a hill. The soil is very rich and on the sides it is shaded. Has access to electricity and water.
     
  • 17-1217:  Town of Windsor Locks, 3 acres, for lease or standard Sale - as of May '17
    Three acres, including 1955 Liberty ranch-style house, in Hartford County near Bradley International Airport. Large garden area was previously used for growing evergreens, tomatoes and other vegetables for sale. Water pump and well installed in the 1980s. Have original blueprints and construction plans for house. Small old enclosed shed. Some acreage is wooded. Property enclosed by fencing. Two driveways, one paved, that lead to back of house. Town water and sewer.
     
  • 17-1216:  Town of Willington,  25 wooded acres for a partnership- as of May '17
    Willington landowner is looking for advice on how effectively use a 34 acre wooded parcel. This is a long term plan, designed to keep the land undeveloped by housing but productive. Land likely not available for 24 months or longer. I reside on the land in the family home. Forestry management plan under way. Land has owner dug ponds that hold water year round.
     
  • 17-1215:  Town of Haddam,  3 fields of 5 acres for short or long lease - as of May '17
    We have 5 acres across 3 fields on Wiese Albert Rd. in Haddam. Two are small (0.5 acres) and the other is about 4 acres. They are separated by small stretches of woods and one stream. Note - there is no equipment available or water available at these sites.
     
  • 17-1214: Town of Woodbridge,  4 fields of 12 acres for short or long lease - as of May '17
    Available for farming are 4 fields in separate parts of town. There are 2 acres on Johnson Rd., 2 acres on Route 69, 1.5 acres on Route 63, and 7 acres on Sperry Rd. We could assist with the initial mowing to get any field back to an open condition. Note - there is no equipment available or water available at these sites.
     
  • 17-1212:  Town of Bethany,  5 fields of 10 acres for short or long lease - as of May '17
    There are four fields on Downs Rd. totaling 7 acres. The end of our distribution system gets to this point so irrigation could be accomplished, but arrangements would have to be made for a meter, backflow preventer, etc. The other 3 acres are on Sperry Rd. and are mostly overgrown. We could help clear if someone was interested in using those acres. There are no farm buildings.
     
  • 17-1211:  Town of Prospect,  2 fields of 12 acres for short or long lease - as of May '17
    The RWA has two fields totaling 12 acres available for rent in Prospect. One is about 10 acres by the intersection of Tress Rd. and Cornwall Ave. We have been mowing it annually to keep down the brush. There is a barn, but it is old and in very poor condition. It is probably unsafe to enter or use at this time. The other field of 2 acres is on Matthews St. It is a former soccer field that was rented to the town. It has not been used or mowed for many years. It has a small parking lot. We could assist with the initial mowing to get it back to an open condition.
     
  • 17-1210:  Town of West Hartland, 99 acres former pasture to restore w/ short or long lease - as of Apr. '17
    99 acres of former pasture land associated with a dairy farm that went out of production in 1962. The land has been reforested, and timber harvested partially only once. The land could have another timber sale to raise funds to prepare the land for agriculture. There is only one building on a small parcel across the street from the 99 acres. This building was a former milk house. It is in disrepair.
     
  • 17-1209:  Town of Brooklyn, 14 acres of open pasture for short term lease - as of Apr. '17
    14 acres of open pasture suitable for livestock grazing.
     
  • 17-1207:  Town of Plainfield, 40 acres, for short or long term lease - as of Mar. '17
    For lease: 2+ acres for blueberries, and 3 acres for vegetable production.  Well, pond, and brook water are available, as well as access to electricity, barn, cooler, greenhouse, and storage shed.
     
  • 17-1204: Town of Woodbridge, 5 acres for lease - as of Feb. '17
    Small farm in Woodbridge, CT, located on a well traveled state road. There is a large greenhouse on the property, land to use, store space and a farm stand. I am interested in renting my space to someone who is interested in farming the property.
     
  • 17-1201: Town of Ridgefield, 4 acres for short or long term lease - as of Feb. '17
     4 acres, half sloped, half flat. Large Barn. 3/4 bedroom, 3 bath house. Laying chickens and coop on site. This is a new parcel being added to existing small farm and public garden. Plan on renting house...why not to a farmer?! Existing farm stand and small CSA could be included. Let's talk!!!
     
  • 17-1197: Town of North Stonington, 50 acres, for a partnership or other options
     This farm has been in my family for generations.  It has about 40 acres of open hayfields, with over twenty acres of woodland and 2 cornfields to produce feed for cattle. 1 large dairy barn, 1 smaller barn, 2 sawmills, haying equipment which has allowed me to produce my main crop being hay. We have several garden spots, chicken coops which we house 60 chickens, a goat barn which at this time houses 7 goats, 2 pig pens with pigs.  Due to age and limited time I am seeking a partner, or open to other options.
     
  • 16-1195: Town of Cheshire, 14 acres, Partnership, Other options
     We are seeking the right person to partner with. Our farm is currently being renovated, and we are putting a substantial investment into it. We want to lease the land and share profits from growing operations. This is a great opportunity for the right person/family who cannot afford their own farm.  We are primarily an orchard, but want to offer a variety of fruits and vegetables to be sold at our large farm store that is being renovated as well. We offer housing, equipment and an opportunity to share in our vision. We prefer someone with orchard and organic experience. Please contact me to discuss further information.
                     
  • 16-1193: Town of Newtown, 10 acres, Long term lease (5+ years), Short term lease (1-5 years)  
    10 flat acres of farmland, no buildings, prime Fairfield County location and easily accessible from I 84. Prefer someone looking to Hay, with percentage of crop shared. But will consider other crops, vegetables, fruit trees, etc. 
     
  • 16-1189: Town of Sherman, 4 acres Short term lease (1-5 years) 
    Strawberry Fields Farm, established in 1775, today only fruit and vegetable are grown on a few acres. A seasonal high tunnel just erected to be used for growing seasonal vegetables. The farm has an existing CSA program.
     
  • 16-1188: Town of Cheshire, 20 acres
    Orchard Opportunity. Drazen Orchards located on 30 acres in Cheshire, growing apples, peaches, pears and plums is seeking energetic farm foreman to help oversee all aspects of our current operation and ongoing expansion. Experience in orchard practices, operation of equipment and mechanical aptitude required. Additional opportunity for a farm couple which could include management and further development of existing retail and PYO operation with potential of on farm housing. Please only respond by email :
     
  • 16-1181: Town of Deep River, 68 acres, Short term lease (1-5 years), Lease with option to buy, Partnership 
    The farm is currently ramping up as a "start up" farm after being fallow land for 20+ years. We are currently producing 5 Acres of vegetables for a well established CSA program of 80+ members (waiting list of 30+ families) and a recently renovated farm stand open to the public. The farm also is home to a growing herd of Nigerian dairy goats and large flock of egg laying hens. The total land is 68 acres and right now 5+ acres are tilled, 2 100'x30' unheated hoop houses, 25+ acres of hay, and a large 5 acre fenced pasture for the goats. The remainder of the land remains fallow or is forest and/or elevated terrain. Over these past two years the new owners have restored the main barn, started to repair the farm house, added the hoop houses, added two new chicken tractors, and added two new row barns for the livestock. The owners are willing to continue to make additional improvements such as adding refrigeration, improvements to the farm home and add an additional well for irrigation. 
     
  • 16-1180: Town of Newtown, 20 acres, Long term lease (5+ years), Short term lease (1-5 years), Partnership, Employment for a period of time then transfer ownership
    Currently raising goats for meat milk and pets, horses chickens and rabbits. Would like to find someone to help with operations or do solo additional livestock or horse boarding and activities. We would like to do educational programs with children and families. Lots of potential to expand housing available if needed. Barns and some equipment available also.
     
  • 16-1175:  Town of Falls Village, 5 acres, Long term lease (5+ years), Short term lease (1-5 years), Partnership
    We are a young couple that has been farming this property for 4 years. We started out doing vegetables and a CS but now have moved onto livestock production. We have a 16x20' farm stand on a main road where people often stop to get their eggs and purchase our pasture-raised meats. We'd like someone to take over the vegetable operation. We could offer use of our tractor, our small greenhouse (10x12) and possibly some rudimentary lodging (above a new pole barn we're building) if needed in exchange for a small share of the vegetables. We want someone who would only use organic practices. 
     
  • 16-1174:  Town of Sandy Hook, 3 acres, Short term lease (1-5 years)
    I have a small farm in Newtown, CT with about 3 acres available. I have a small pond on the property so there is accessible water. I would be interested in someone using the property for Honey Bees or wild flowers. Would like the property to remain pesticide free. I am open to other suggestions for the use of the land. 
     
  • 16-1173:  Town of Winsted, 180 acres, Long term lease (5+ years), Short term lease (1-5 years), Partnership
    Former dairy farm on 180 acres of open and forested land for rent/lease. Fields are currently used for hay. Barn, farmhouse and storage buildings available. Small apple orchard and pear trees on sight. Owner wishes to help restore the property to an active livestock/agriculture farm. 
     
  • 16-1172:  Town of Mansfield, 8 acres, Long term lease (5+ years),Farm Buildings, Housing, Access to water, Access to electricity, other facilities available

    Original milk farm from 1800. Growing feed corn and hay since. 

  • 16-1168:  Town of Berlin, 12 acres, Long term lease (5+ years), Short term lease (1-5 years)
    This family property has been sold to me and had been a cattle, horse, goat, dairy, egg farm and had grown various crops & veggies in years past. It has much of the fencing still intact. When I was a child the cows, goats and horses would graze the wooded areas which have tall trees providing shade and a brook running through the property fed by the pond directly next door. They all stayed in the main barn year round and two enclosed sheds were used to house the foods and equipment. I am looking to do the same as well as xmas tress in one of the fields. 
     
  • 16-1166:  Town of Lisbon, 10 acres, Long term lease (5+ years), Short term lease (1-5 years), Lease with option to buy, Standard Sale; Farm Buildings
    10 Acre Farm in Lisbon. Suitable for agriculture, livestock, organic farming, horses, cattle, swine, and chickens. Clear rolling pastures and fields. 10 Stall barn with enclosed large hay storage loft. Locked hay loft and feed room. Electric and water in barn. Secure, serene, and private. 860 334 5137   
     
  • 16-1165:  Town of East Hampton, 14 acres, Partnership
    Field and Forest: Intend grain, vegetable, herb and hardwood harvest. Seek co-farmer for shared crop and equipment use. Intended site well & some clearing. Possible specified crop for livestock/equine farm or specialized market eg. Grape or restaurant supply. Would consider on-site trailer resident with solar electric supply
     
  • 16-1163:  Town of Windham, 6 acres, Farm Buildings included
    Up to 6 acres that has not had chemicals for decades, if ever. Four potential parcels, sandy loam soil, level and sloped, electricity, water and some storage space available. Hayfields since 1950s. Ideal for organic vegetables or other sustainable use.
     
  • 16-1157:  Town of New Hartford, 7 tillable acres, Short term lease , Standard Sale, farm buildings and housing included
    An exceptional location at the gateway to Litchfield County. 9.64 acres of pristine farmland that includes exceptional residence with 2 mile views for a spectacular sunrise. Potential uses are a gentleman's farm with horses, livestock, an organic farm with roadside stand, or a spectacular vineyard due to high quality soil.
     
  • 16-1154:  Town of New Milford, 12 acres, short term lease, lease with option to buy, Partnership;  Fencing, Farm Buildings, Equipment available
    10 acres of well fenced pasture, suitable for rotational grazing for goats sheep or cattle.  Chicken house. Hoop house and deer fenced garden.  Water and electricity are available.  Short to mid term lease. Possibly partnership or straight out lease.
     
  • 16-1153:  Town of Newtown, 4 acres, long or short term lease, fencing and housing available
    Raw land, half clear half wooded. Already designated farm land. Wetlands are present. Owner willing to submit and advance applications for additional municipal approvals for expanded use and clearing of property if desired. Willing to work with someone long term who is looking to expand this farmland.
     
  • 16-1152:  Town of Cheshire, 2 acres, seeking farm manager for Community Farm CSA
    Friends of Boulder Knoll operates a small scale, environmentally sustainable farm, Boulder Knoll Community Farm (BKCF) in Cheshire, CT that provides healthy, local produce to 75 shareholders via CSA as well as our neighbors in need. BKCF currently grows a vast variety of vegetables using organic production methods on roughly two acres of land leased from the Town of Cheshire.  FOBK is seeking a Farm Manager, who will be responsible for all aspects of garden and CSA planning, soil preparation, planting, maintenance, harvest and distribution to CSA members and food donations.  For a full job description and application instructions. please visit www.friendsofboulderknoll.com/hiring.
     
  • 16-1151:  Town of Storrs, 2 acres, long or short term lease, farm buildings, housing, electricity, irrigation water source available
    In addition to proven sugar maple stand, we have two fields readily available, each about an acre. One has been organically farmed for local farmers markets and can be irrigated from a marsh/stream below. The second field is not yet fenced, but is newly re-cleared and is adjacent to a substantial barn and could be used for livestock or vegetables. Onsite housing available for rent for up to two people. 4 miles to Storrs Farmers Market and 6 miles to Tolland Farmers Market.
     
  • 14-1117 (REVISED): Town of Kent, 138 total acres (24 open, 99+ forested), currently in hay, barn, stable, housing
    I have a former 19th century dairy farm which was used for breeding/raising ponies in the 1960's. Farm: 24 acre hay fields (32.5 tons/one cut/year); old barn able to hold all hay, in which I recently installed insulated concrete floor on lower level, perfect for livestock housing or milking shed, with additional storage, plus run-in shed on 6+ ac. pasture (1/2 fenced for goats; ½ fenced for horses). Additional pasturage possible after fencing.  A 2-stall stable in a separate barn is accessible from pasture.  Would like to partner with or lease to an experienced livestock farmer, preferably raising goats, using sustainable practices. Last year I purchased 2 Boer doelings which I hope to breed in late March 2016, with kids in September/October.  I have a 2-horse trailer, used as movable "shed", and a pick-up truck. There is good local veterinary care for large animals. 1-room cottage available for summer only but I will discuss helping with a local rental in the near-term and possibly building a house in the future. Kent is a lovely prosperous town (pop. 3,000) with an excellent primary school and 3 private boarding schools which provide some employment opportunities, as do local small-scale contractors.

  • 07-1010 (REVISED Dec. '17): Town of Amston, 7.5 acres, horse farm, Barn and land for lease, Farm for Standard Sale - Seven and half beautiful acres. Currier and Ives setting. With 40x80 12 stall horse barn, 3 car garage with 900 sq. foot in-law apartment. 230-year-old farmhouse totally restored. Front and back porches. Wood stove, gardens, large pond & waterfall. Gorgeous gazebo overlooking pond. Barn with electric. Chicken coop. Circular drive. 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, large kitchen, dining room and living room. Sitting room adjacent to kitchen.  Will consider barn and land for lease.