Landowner: 30142

Just retired after 50 successful years of growing and marketing organic veggies and fruit. Just 45 min. from downtown Pittsburgh! Certified organic since 1990.
Farm is in a trust which will allow lessee to lease farm, buildings, equipment, and eventually house on a permanent basis as long as farmed organically and for profit/production. 27 kW solar array.
About 25 acres is woods. Farm pond set up with buried irrigation lines and electric pump. 4 acres orchard, most of which family member will continue as hard cider operation (co-lessee). Remainder of table apples available to new farmer. Barns, sheds in great shape. Heated greenhouse, 2 unheated hi-tunnels. Coolers, full line of veggie production equipment. Rolling hills. Currently, production fields are in alfalfa/timothy. Another adjoining 6 acres is leased from neighbor and accessible for irrigation. Until owners vacate farm house, very small house is immediately available in small town 15 min. away, or new farmers can rent housing nearby in Zelienople, Cranberry, or Rochester/Beaver Falls.

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Landowner Listing 30142 - At A Glance

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We've sold to restaurants & their suppliers, schools, stores, hospitals, etc.

Additional Information:

Total Acres: 80
Available for Crop Production: Yes
House Available on Property: Yes
Nutrient Management Plan: Yes
Description of Soil Types:
Various textures from rocky, to shaly loam. Primarily Gilpin. Well cared for and consistently rates high in fertility in soil health studies--organic matter high. Have very good records, tests, etc.Slope is variable. Some wet weather springs.
Deed Restrictions: Yes
Description of Deed Restrictions:
Will finalize Farm Trust likely with preservation easement by Western PA Conservancy
Conservation Plan: Yes
Barns/Structures On Farm: Yes
Description of Barns/Structures On Farm:

Bank barn–4000 sqft+ Machinery shed-20×50 storage shed 20×30 heated greenhouse 30×96, hi tunnel 30×96 hi tunnel 20×96 box shed 25×48

Electrical Access: Yes
Description of Electrical Access
Grid power to house, barn, greenhouses, irrigation pump. 27.4kW solar array provides 80% of all power via net metering
Equipment Available for Lease / Purchase: Yes
Description of Equipment Available:

2-80 HP MF’s, 2 gas Allis G’s, Kaboda 3130 w bucket, electric Allis G, basket weeders & shovel cultivators; plows moldb and chisel; Ford 1710D offset cultivating tractor; 8′ rototiller; 2 row veggie transplanter; 2 row waterwheel transplanter; 3 row planet Jr seeder; 2 row corn/bean planter, plastic layer; pallet jacks; tractor pallet forks; 12×20 walk in cooler; veggie washer; root washer; fertilizer spreader; manure spreader; pallet shelving; airblast sprayer; bins, boxes, etc.

Fencing On Farm: Yes
Description of Fencing:
Temporary electric fencing primarily to exclude deer from veggies and apples
Water Available: Yes
Description of Water Access:
Well, spring for house & barn/greenhouse. .6A pond for irrigation w 5HP electric pump

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