Land Opportunities

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holy cow...

Who is going to submit a rockin farm idea? NYC EDC is issuing a "request for expression of interest" for the 46-acre site on Brielle Avenue (Farm Colony). City taking ideas for Staten Island's Farm Colony STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  --- The city's Economic Development Corporation is trying once again to entice developers to consider the […]

Posted: March 15 2012
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have land, seeking farmers. NY

The Abode of the Message in New Lebanon, NY is looking for enthusiastic farmers for this summer.  The Abode is a spiritual retreat center with a lot of land and a supportive community which values the land and our relationship to it.  An amazing part of the arrangement is that whatever the farm grows, the […]

Posted: February 22 2012
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farmland for rent, western colorado

This special land needs to be used and nurtured.  If there is someone who wants to grow organically and needs land on which to do it, this is a golden opportunity in a very special rural place a half hour from the nearest town. Wanted:  a self-motivated couple, partners, or independent singles to rent farmland […]

Posted: February 20 2012
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land opportunity, central VA

in exchange for some livestock care.  This is a good start-up opportunity for a landless greenhorn. Red Row Farm is a very small, organic farm to table operation in Esmont, VA (30 minutes south of Charlottesville).  We just opened another restaurant, so this year our focus is very much skewed to the table side of […]

Posted: February 14 2012
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northern michigan land opportunity

This comes to us by way of Ben Brown, a farmer who reports a positive personal experience with this land conservancy.  A wonderful opportunity for a history-loving greenhorn!  Download the full description of the opportunity HERE The Leelanau Conservancy owns and manages part of the DeYoung Natural Area as a working farm. Located roughly 5 […]

Posted: February 6 2012
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land opportunity - monument, OR

Landowner in Monument, Oregon is looking to connect with young farmer(s). The property has a small-scale farm which is 28,000 square feet and deer-fenced. There is room to expand the farmland. Owner is remodeling an existing 2800 square foot commercial building to be an on-site certified food processing facility.

Posted: January 31 2012
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land available - Cortez, CO

This one is for serious applicants!  If that means you, read the property description and contact Dan Peterson by email: danpetersen at to set up a telephone chat. The irrigated land in the photos covers 12 or 13 acres.  The entire ranch is 150 acres with a total of about 25 acres of agricultural […]

Posted: January 24 2012
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grass farmer seeking partner

Here is a note from Ed Robertson who owns a 373 acre farm in Theresa, NY.   He's looking for an experienced Grazier to partner with.   If interested, contact him by email: eddy811 at The farm was a dairy from about 1850 to 2004. It has been hayed on and off since 04. The 373 […]

Posted: January 11 2012
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permaculture farmers seeking a housemate

Ever expanding lot of green farmers seeks comrade for adventures in communal living. Homesteading? Yes. Permaculture? Yes. Strengthening the local food economy? For sure. Room for rent. $300/month. 20 miles North of Corvallis in the temperate micro climate of the Airlie Valley. It’s rural and pristine. House has all creature comforts. Utility bills are shared. […]

Posted: January 9 2012
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farmland available - NC

Arden NC (20 minutes SW of Asheville). We are searching for a farmer who is interested in putting our small plot of land into production.  This is land only, no housing; just under 3 acres of flat land w/2 streams (unnamed stream and Avery’s Creek - *might* be useable for irrigation). There is a somewhat […]

Posted: January 2 2012
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connecticut farm for lease

Established organic farm available for rent/lease with off-the-grid home and barn area. Great upside potential due to burgeoning local markets and restaurant opportunities. Total area is 13 acres. Two acres are currently deer-fenced and under cultivation (vegs/flowers/fruit/chickens in chicken-tractor). Current eight-acre hay field can be converted to cultivation. Greenhouse is 400 square feet. Experienced organic farmer […]

Posted: December 27 2011
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seeking caretaker - mcclurg, MO

Another great opportunity! We recently bought 76 acres in the Ozarks (in the defunct town of McClurg, MO) and are planning on retiring there.  We both love gardening and are looking for someone who might be interested in doing caretaker work for our raised gardens, small cattle herd, and small flock of chickens while we […]

Posted: December 14 2011
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farm for lease - limestone TN

Here's a note from Landowner Heather Halsey - this is a wonderful opportunity for the right greenhorn! I have a 100 acre farm - Second Chance Farm in Limestone, TN - that I am no longer working.  I have a new job with a land trust organization in Maine (where I am from).  I would […]

Posted: December 13 2011
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Become A Tilian Incubator Farmer in 2012!

APPLY NOW to launch your farm business at Tilian in 2012! Are you an entrepreneurial-minded farmer eager to start your business in Michigan? Are you committed to farming long term, building relationships within your community and boosting the local economy by increasing access to local food? Then consider applying to Tilian's Four Season Farmer Incubator […]

Posted: December 4 2011
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room for rent @ eightfold farm

There is a room for rent at Eightfold Farm with shared kitchen and bath. The farm is located in Pfafftown, NC- twenty minutes from downtown Winston-Salem. Situated on seven acres of former cow pasture, the farm sees great sunrises/sets and a view of downtown Winston-Salem in the distance. Looking for a roommate who is financially […]

Posted: November 9 2011
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minnesota farmland available

The landowner, Robert, has just written up a blog post describing the situation.  You can read the post HERE and contact Robert at farm at The farm is near Cannon Falls, MN and has great for some enthusiastic greenhorns! Thanks, Robert.

Posted: November 8 2011
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farming opportunity in MA

Unique Farming Opportunity in Eastern Massachusetts. Historic farm property 26 miles west of Boston with 6A crop and pastureland, fantastic barn with re-use potential, outbuildings and 4BR renovated farmhouse. Fifteen additional acres available. Owners seek farmer with vision, experience and commitment to bring this locally significant farm back to life. Owners wish to collaborate in an […]

Posted: November 1 2011
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farmland in southern CA for free for a year

One at a time , Weldon, CA Looking for a Resposible: - single male or female - couple -couple with a kid or two I have twelve (12) acres of land with an old trailer, outbuildings, fenced needing some TLC and someone to enjoy it for a growing season... longer if things work out. My […]

Posted: October 26 2011
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organic farm for sale in washington

Orting, WA -- Part of PCC Farmland Trust's Orting Valley Farms, 27 acres, 24 tillable available for lease, lease with option to buy, or sale. Landowner would like to see this gorgeous soil used for some crops and small livestock. 1 large dairy barn, 1 milk barn, 2 pole barns, large cement pad, 1 small […]

Posted: October 13 2011
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land available, virginia

As most of you know, we stopped growing for market in 2011. This year we have turned our attention to finding people who may be the right buyers for a new configuration of the farm. In 1973 we bought 60 acres in western Loudoun County, our part of a purchase of 400 acres –nearly ½ […]

Posted: October 12 2011
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farm seeking farmer in dutchess county, ny

Growing heart farm is looking for a farmer for their small vegetable operation in southeast Dutchess County 80 miles north of new york city.  Their mission is to connect city dwellers to sustainable living and farming.  In addition to hosting a bunch of fun farm events they deliver 50 CSA shares to new york city […]

Posted: October 10 2011
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greenhorn seeking farming partner

Here's a note from young farmer Katee Lafleur, seeking a partner in Petaluma. Hi there, I'm in the process of starting a two-acre farm here on the Marin/Sonoma county border on a beautiful 50-acre former cow ranch. Currently the fields are in cover crop, and I'm making plans to grow and sell produce exclusively for […]

Posted: October 4 2011
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farming opportunity - michigan

Organic Farm Caretaker / Grower Starting December 2011 Connemara Farm in northeast lower Michigan is currently seeking an individual or couple to care take and/or manage a variety of sustainable agricultural endeavors on their farm, including: organic vegetables and poultry, orchard crops, and permaculture gardens.

Posted: October 3 2011
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farm jobs in oregon

Community By Design has purchased a 58 acre property in Sherwood, Oregon, is hiring a few positions to move forward the first phases of the project and will soon also be looking for farmers who are looking for land to start new operations. The project contains aspects of a farm incubator, with cooperative aspects designed […]

Posted: September 27 2011
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live-on-farm opportunity - MD

Seeking tenants for a farmhouse in Finksburg, MD.  Here's a note from the young farmer neighbors.  Email McKenzie for more information. mckenzieditter at Our landlords are perfect. Cherokee and her sisters Pawnee and Shawnee grew up in the house for rent during the 50's and 60's. Their parents moved here right after WWII so […]

Posted: September 19 2011
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beautiful land in a wonderful community.

that deserves to be farmed, not paved. Guilderland, NY area. 82 acres on Rt. 146 in Guilderland/Altamont This was a cow farm, not sure for milk or meat...It is for sale by owner and I couldn't find an internet listing for it. 518-295-7179 518-872-0591 45 acres on Rt. 158 in Guilderland/Altamont currently a corn […]

Posted: August 9 2011
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farmers needed - northampton, MA

These good folks are still on the hunt for some farmers! Attention: Sustainable Farmers and Farm Education Programs - Up to 67 acres of prime farmland will soon be available for lease in Northampton, MA. Interested farmers please apply. The non-profit organization, Grow Food Northampton, Inc. ( has purchased 120 acres of farmland in Florence, […]

Posted: July 27 2011
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farm for sale, nh

After lengthy deliberations, Heather and I have decided to offer THE WARREN FARM for sale. We have had a great time for the past 20+ years and are getting to the point where we believe it is time for a change. We believe change will be good for both ourselves and the farm. I grew […]

Posted: July 25 2011
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farm for rent

[youtube=] After 15 years of consecutive organic farming on these beautiful 20 acres of brown sandy soil in Ogelthorpe County, the much-revered Backyard Harvest farm is available for lease!  Better yet, it’s available as a “turn key” operation, ready to go to work for YOU, earning true solar dollars effective September 1.  Historically, this has […]

Posted: July 12 2011
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land opportunity - NY

Partner wanted for new farm We’re looking for a farmer / farm couple with expertise in any of vegetables, berries, fruit, mushrooms, medicinal herbs and / or livestock to help re-create a farm, preferably using permaculture principles, on this 150-year-old former dairy farm. It’s 200 acres, about 50 acres pasture / meadow, most of the […]

Posted: June 14 2011
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farm leasing opportunity in MA

Up to 67 acres of prime farmland will soon be available for lease in Northampton, MA. Interested farmers please apply. The non-profit organization, Grow Food Northampton, Inc. has purchased 120 acres of farmland in Florence, MA to create the Northampton Community Farm. Grow Food Northampton intends to lease up to 67 acres of this land […]

Posted: May 30 2011