Name: Jim Hutchison
Address: Stephenson County; Freeport, Illinois
Listed with a real estate agent? No
About the farm: We are long term practitioners of organic farming, gardening, and natural building construction (part of www.strawclay.org) and are offering 7.6 acres of hay/pasture land for sale, with two creeks merging together along property edge. The acreage includes a 36’x96’ restored dairy barn (built in 1900) that has new metal siding/roof and a 36’x86’x8’ addition (built in 1992) with a new metal roof. The other building is a 56’x’90’x14’ pole shed with recycled asphalt floor. Property has complete new underground electrical system and LED lighting in all buildings. Many improvements have been made to this property, including new 800’ grass waterway, with attention to improved soil health by building organic matter over the years. The farm is close to a growing community of young farmers in the Freeport area who are engaged in local farmers markets, CSAs, raising vegetable crops, livestock, and other value added sustainable agriculture products.
You wouldn’t be isolated or going it alone. We are hoping to transition this acreage to an organic/sustainable farmer. Housing options exist on-site/nearby, and there is the possibility of an additional 15 acres that could be made available for lease/purchase.
Interested farmers should text Jim Hutchison at 815-238-8648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.
Currently in operation? Yes
Acres: 7.6 acres for sale, with another 15 acres available to lease/option to purchase
Farm structures available? Yes
There is a 36’x96’ dairy barn built in 1900, that we have restored, repaired, and rebuilt, and has a metal roof and siding. It has a one-story addition, 36’x90’x8’ with new metal roof.
The other building is a 55’x90’x14’ pole shed, built in 1992, with recycled asphalt floor. Complete new underground electrical system from utility pole and in all buildings with LED lighting.
Farmhouse available? Yes – We are completing a new house build on this property, while living in a two-bedroom mobile home. When house is completed, mobile home could be transferred to 7.6 acre parcel. There is also housing nearby for rent.
Transition information: Standard Sale, Lease with Option to Buy