February 3, 2019
Potter Hill Farm, Grafton, MA
We have historically grazed animals on the roughly 40 acres of pasture, but I currently only use an acre or so for certified organic vegetables. The farm is owned by the Grafton Land Trust with a very favorable
I would ideally like to find a motivated partner who would create their own value via raising animals here, but would also consider hiring a livestock manager as an employee. Either way, livestock experience is necessary for this position. I have a water line laid out to each field, and plenty of electric fencing and chargers. We do have an open barn that has been used to overwinter 6 beef animals and layers, but feeder beef, pigs, or chickens that don’t need to overwinter are a better fit without improvements to the barn. This would be a great opportunity to strike out on your own for someone who has been managing livestock for a couple years.
There is a strong unmet demand for local meat and eggs in our area, especially among my CSA customers (40) and at the Grafton Farmers Market, which doesn’t have a meat vendor.
On-farm housing is not currently available but there’s a possibility of it in the future. Grafton is a quiet town, but we’re only 10 minutes from Worcester. Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you would like to see the farm. View our website here.