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 be interested in leasing it to a young farmer in need of a farm (preferably a 2-3 year lease, with a 1 year trial period) or some other arrangement. I would like to sell this farm, and am open to suggestions to make it possible for a young farmer including selling the house+11 acres, and leasing the remaining acreage, or vice versa. The farm is in an area popular for retirement homes for Floridians, but is still primarily farmland.
The property lease could include a nice 2-bedroom house that is very energy efficient with a small wood stove, a greenhouse that can be heated, fenced pasture with a run in shed, and frost free water. There's also a small off grid (no amenities) cabin with a loft, stained glass windows, and a cherry floor in the center of the property that is negotiable as part of the lease.
We have established good relationship with local markets including Jonesborough Farmers Market and several small chef run restaurants. This would be a good farm for a mixed animal/vegetable-based business because of the plentiful pasture. It has the added benefit of being just beautiful, and very private.