Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
Hemming Farm is 100 acres in size that consists of approximately 40 acre wooded and 60 acre fields. Previously, the farm was used as a horse farm that focused on pasturing and hay production. Since the mid 1990's the farm has been owned by Sullivan ARC, an agency that provides support services to individuals living with Developmental and Cognitive disabilities. It is currently being used for recreational and environmental educational purposes. The fields have been dormant for the last 15 years, except for areas that are currently being used for a vegtable garden and outdoor activities in a pavillion area. The areas currently in use are a small potion of available space. There is a 12 box stall horse stable that was recently reroofed that can be used for a variety of purposes.
It would be in the interest Sullivan ARC to find a farmer that would participate with the agency in developing opportunities for educational hands on experiences and supportive employment opprtunities for individuals living with disabilities.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
The previous owners had boarded horses and cut hay for the farm from the mid 1950's until when the property was transferred to Sullivan ARC in the mid 1990's. The fields have been dormant since that time.
Infrastructure and equipment:
- Water access
- Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
- Electrical Access
Water access description:
There is water access from hand dug wells situated in the barnstead area and from a drilled well in the pavillion area.
The Barn is 40' x 150', cement block construction 12 box stall horse stable. It was reroofed this past year and has plenty of space for a variety of uses. There is a more rustic hay barn and other outbuildings on the farm.
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Description of tenure options:
tenure options are negotiable, a long term lease is preferable
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
Sustainable pernaculture based on natural farming practices are the prefered agricultural practices