Currently, the farm is mainly producing strawberries, but asparagus and blackberries have also been established. In the past we have also grown pumpkin patches. Continuation of that business and expansion of the produce already grown on the farm would be preferable as we are already known locally as a u-pick operation. We also produce boiler chickens, and will continue to do so while leasing the 10-12 acres of fruit and vegetable production. We are happy to help any beginning farmers start their farming journey and share our experiences. There is some infrastructure already in place including irrigation systems.
Proposed Tenure Arrangement: Short-term lease or share crop
4 Acres to lease
Productive sandy loam, well drained bottom land, level with easy access. Five miles from Huntington. The land has produced good crops of assorted vegetables for 5 years. Drip irrigation on cultivated portion. Addition pasture could be cultivated.
Approximately 15,000 sq ft is cultivated, irrigated and fenced. Another 25,000 sq ft is mowed pasture in the fence. High tunnel
20 x 48.
Proposed Tenure Arrangement: lease or sell
1 Acre tillable land
Two large greenhouses and one tillable acre outdoors to lease. The property includes a small apartment with a commercial sink and a shed for storage. Greenhouses have large tables down the center and room on the sides for shelving. They also include composting bins. Also open to selling the greenhouses to move elsewhere. 1/2 of the plantable space has been tilled and amended. 1/2 would need to be worked from scratch.
Gilmer/Lewis County line
Proposed Tenure Arrangement: Lease, rent to own, partnership, open to discussion
300 Acres to lease
The farm property encompasses 300 acres of combined fenced pasture, meadow, and forest near Stonewall Resort. There is an abundance of water on the farm, gravity fed springs and a pond. In the past, it has housed sheep, goats, cattle, horses, and produced a number of organic vegetables, fruit, and wool/yarn. The farm has a variety of possibilities including hay and crop fields, and many outbuildings to facilitate a business. At one time there was a bed and breakfast that operated as a retreat and provided workshops and organic foods for clientele. The current owner is looking to help mentor a beginning farmer interested in starting their own profitable, sustainable, and environmentally conscious enterprise. Housing can be available upon request.
Putnam/Mason County line
Proposed Tenure Arrangement: Lease for sweat equity
430 Acres to lease
At one time the property was comprised of three homesteads that were all working farms. In recent years the only farm production has been hay, but at one time there had been livestock and other agricultural product produced on the farm. I would like to have someone interested in leasing part of the farm to put it back into production and maintain the land.
Morgan County, WV
Proposed Tenure Arrangement: Lease, open to discussion
The property has 22 fenced in acres, 15 of which are cleared. The majority of the land is flat with a small drainage pond. Additionally, there is a barn that can be used and well water available. The owner lives on a house on the property, but a mobile housing arrangement would be a possibility.
Purgitsville, WV (Hampshire/Hardy County line)
Proposed Tenure Arrangement: Long-term
lease potentially in exchange for sweat equity
26 Acres to lease
Perfect for a small craft farm! There is some bottom land on the property that was once used as a large vegetable garden and that is tillable. There is also a small area with marshy conditions because there is at least one spring on the property. Otherwise, gently hilly woodland. Mixed soil conditions, some quite slaty and dry (cedars love it and also prickly pears).
The house on the property is currently being renovated and dates back to the 1880s. New kitchen and bathroom added in the 1980s. Well water and septic tank. House located very close to the highway, so probably not a good home for dogs or cats but would be happy to make arrangements to build a tall, sturdy fence along the road.
The outbuildings have fallen down (except for one small shed, "the smoke house") and would be happy to make an arrangement to rebuild them.
The local country store used to be on the property too, adjacent to the highway (just out of view in the photo shared here, on the left-hand side) and I would love to see it rebuilt at some point.