We match farmers with landowners who want to keep their land in production

Kathan Teepe, Sweet Pea Farm, SCLT, farmland access

Kathan Teepe plants her first crop at Sweet Pea Farm, on land she’s leasing in Charlestown, RI.

According to the USDA, farmland in Rhode Island is more expensive than in most other states in the country. This makes it extremely difficult for beginning farmers to buy land here.

SCLT is working with partners around the state to help connect people seeking farmland with landowners who want to lease or sell their farmland, to keep it in production and from being developed. Project partners include: Young Farmer Network, The Nature Conservancy of Rhode Island, RI Department of Environmental Management, RI Land Trust Council, Northern RI Conservation District and Land for Good.

Click here to learn more about how SCLT is connecting farmers and landowners.

If you’d like to be added to the list of farm seekers, please complete this online form. SCLT or one of the project partners will contact you if prospective land becomes available. (We may use information from the list when we reach out to landowners about leasing or selling to farmers.)

For the latest information about our Farmland Access Program, please contact Sebastian at 401-273-9419, ext. 105, or e-mail him at sebastian@southsideclt.org

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