Landowner Listing 30104

This property is being offered by the Western PA Conservancy (WPC).  The WPC is seeking farmers interested in leasing land to grow crops or raise livestock as part of its Farmland Access Initiative.  Land is located less than an hour East of Pittsburgh, off the PA Turnpike (1-76) in South Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County (less than 10 minutes from New Stanton exit).

This property is now available for lease for small-scale agricultural production for the local Pittsburgh market.

Available acreage: Approx. 18 acres of fields, plus approx. 7.25 acres of no-till "restoration" area suitable for low-intensity production of fruit, nuts, or mushrooms.

Existing buildings: 19th Century log cabin with frame addition, springhouse, bank barn, 4-car garage, chicken coop

Required certification: Certified Naturally Grown, USDA Certified Organic, or a closely related set of standards approved by WPC.

Water: Water available at the barn.

Food Distribution methods: The primary market will be the Pittsburgh regional food supply.  Methods may include pick-you-own, CSA, roadside stands, farmers markets or direct sales.  A portion of the products are to be supplied within the City of Pittsburgh.

Tools and equipment: To be provided by the farmer.

Application: Interested farmers must submit a proposal that includes a 3-year business plan, resume, one-year budget, and proposed rental rates for the fields, the barn, and the house (if applicable).

Selected farmers are required to have commercial and automobile liability insurance, excess liability insurance, and workman's compensation insurance (if applicable).  In addition, an Agricultural Erosion and Sedimentation Plan, Conservation Plan, Manure Management Plan, and Grazing Plan will be required if applicable.

Please contact PA Farm Link at farmland@pafarmlink.org to be connected to the WPC.

For a full proposal description email farmland@pafarmlink.org .

House Available on Property: Yes

Conservation Plan: Yes

Deed Restrictions: Yes

Nutrient Management: No

Will Sell or Lease Equipment: No

Number of Barns: 1

Cows Available: No


County: Westmoreland

Region: Region 1

Acres: 11 to 30

Looking for someone to: Lease


PA Farm Link maintains a privacy policy with our Landowners and cannot provide contact information to interested parties. If you are interested in this farming opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter to farmland@pafarmlink.org. Your information will be sent to the Landowner for review and if interested, they will contact you directly to discuss their farming situation.

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