20 June 1994
The Brandywine Valley Association, the oldest small watershed
association in the country, has acquired a 228 acre farm in Chester
County, PA to be used for agricultural and educational purposes:
*135 acres tillable - deep, well drained silt loam, moderate
topography, very few rocks, currently leased to conventional crop
farmer through February, 1996;
*50 acres pasture - some in very good shape, some in need of
fencing and improvement, currently grazed by a few beef cattle;
* 52 stanchion bank barn, last used for dairy 15 years ago, spring
fed, sound but needs significant work to be modernized;
*large stone house - will be renovated this summer, could be very
nice, could be a one bedroom apartment and a 3 bedroom house, or
one large house;
*small house - just renovated, occupied by a couple who will be
erecting greenhouses and moving their native plant propagation
business to the farm;
*various outbuildings - very usable.
Currently accepting proposals from progressive farmers interested
in maximally utilizing the site. Pasture-based dairy? Produce?
CSA? Organic or sustainable combinations? Very long-term lease
Please contact Sam Cantrell, Director of Programs and Facilities,
Brandywine Valley Association, (610) 793-1090.