Name: Stacy Cushenbery
Phone: (872) 301-1361
Farm: Somers Farm and Prairie
Address: 5800 Sixth Place; Somers, Wisconsin
Listed with a real estate agent? No
About the farm: Farmland available for lease in Kenosha, Wisconsin at the Somers Farm and Prairie. The Farm’s unique position between two major metropolitan centers provides access to important markets and transportation corridors, making it ideal for continued food production. The Farm co-locates local farmers as stewards of the land, demonstrating a sustainable model of agriculture that is productive, while also furthering conservation goals.
The farm is owned by the Heidi Family, which stewards 160 acres that include both native and agricultural landscapes. The Somers Farm and Prairie’s mission is to model sustainable partnerships between conservation and agriculture on this site in order to protect open spaces in Southeastern Wisconsin.
Leases are being accepted for initial 12-24 months for 5-30 acres. The Request for Proposals is on a rolling deadline with on farm operations starting Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. A limited number of acres can be certified organic, and the remaining are in transition. Organic farming is not a requirement for tenancy, but a stewardship plan for building soil fertility and sustainable management will be included in a lease.
Currently in operation? Yes
Type of farming: Co-located businesses
Acres: 160 total acres, acres available for lease 5-30 acres.
Farm structures available? Yes – Possible use of barn, future fresh market vegetable shed, farm equipment available for rent
Farmhouse available? No
Transition information: Short-Term (1-5 Year) Lease, Long-Term (5+ Year) Lease
Asking price: Lease agreements competitive