Brookford Farm’s search for a new home may finally be coming to an end:
Town land purchased for farming
Stonyfield Farm’s Gary Hirshberg has teamed up with an organic farmer to buy Canterbury’s 613-acre sod farm, and the local selectmen are thrilled – even if the price was $200,000 less than they initially hoped for.
“We’re quite happy both with the amount and with the actual purchaser,” Selectman Bob Steenson said.
In the transaction, Hirshberg would pay $900,000 for Intervale Farm, formerly the Gold Star Sod Farm, and then open it up to Luke and Catarina Mahoney, presently farming in Rollinsford, for a long-term lease.
“Over time, our hope is that the farm will be successful enough that Luke will be able to buy . . . it from me,” said Hirshberg, who calls himself Stonyfield’s “CE-Yo.”
“I know it’s not going to happen overnight,” Hirshberg said. Read more…