Land Available: Williamsburg

Flower Hill Farm and Retreat

About the land: There are about 6 acres of wildlife habitat, including gardens with shrubbery, a crab apple orchard, apple trees, a field of high bush blueberries, a wildflower field, as well as 10 acres of woodlands with a small stream, additional vernal streams, and a spring. Forest paths meander among pines, ash, birch, beech, maples, oaks, and black cherries.

Lodging: Glamping in a way. This is a Retreat and when there are no guests— farmers have use of the house facilities. Otherwise tents in the forest for seasonal housing—with sometime access to house.

Parking: There is off-street parking available.

What we are Seeking: We are seeking reliable persons – willing to commit for at least one growing season – who would like to seriously explore farming as a lifestyle, or farmers who are in transition while seeking their own farmland. We are certainly open to other types of farming commitments, including longer term agreements. We would be growing flowers – annuals and perennials, without heavy equipment.

Thoughtful quiet person’s, who have a longing to be close to nature and a commitment to environmentally centered farming are encouraged to contact us. We enjoy a vegetarian lifestyle.

More about Flower Hill Farm: Flower Hill Farm Retreat is situated on twenty-one organically maintained acres on a southeast facing hillside in Williamsburg, MA, a quaint New England village. Stunning views of nearby hills and the distant Mt. Holyoke range, good soil, fields of wildflowers, native high bush blueberries, a half dozen apple trees, along with lovely rambling gardens, are waiting for the right persons to work together with the land owner to add and maintain a south facing field of cultivated annuals and perennials for selling to local wholesalers and others. We are open to other possibilities, as well, for working harmoniously with other areas of this land. Profits of cut flowers or other crops developed together would be shared.

Financial and other Arrangements: Financial agreements and other expectations relating to habitation, farming, etc. will be negotiated. Guidance in doing so in an equitable fashion is available through a variety of community development and agricultural organizations. There are opportunities for unrelated garden and forest chores that would be compensated starting at fifteen dollars per hour.

About the landowner: The landowner has been committed to farming and environmentally stewarding this land for thirty-nine years and maintains a small and cozy retreat in a 1790 New England farmhouse. Hundreds of guests have enjoyed the land, wildlife, gardens, and our hospitality over the years.

For more information, contact Carol Duke, caroldukeflowers.com

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