We match farmers with landowners who want to keep their land from being developed

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 any other state 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 read about how SCLT is supporting new farmers with affordable leases at our newest property, the Good Earth Farm in Cranston.

For more information about the RI Farmland Access Program, please e-mail Matt Tracy at mtracy@southsideclt.org

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