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Proposals sought for agricultural project at Wheaton Farm

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Wheaton Farm Fields

The Easton Conservation Commission and Agricultural Commission seek proposals for projects to use certain existing fields at Wheaton Farm for crop production or other suitable agricultural use within the Town of Easton:

 

Approximately 28.3 acres of existing fields located within the Wheaton Farm Management Area on Bay Road, Easton, MA.  Wheaton Farm comprises over 1,000 acres of land, with approximately 82 acres of maintained fields.  The Conservation Commission has licensed several of these fields in the past to farmers for crop production.

 

The Commission is seeking proposals for a land license program that puts the fields back into agricultural use, either through crop production or other suitable agricultural use.  Proposals must incorporate organic, or Integrated Pest Management and the latest Agricultural Best Management Practices.  Proposals must demonstrate direct benefits to the residents of Easton and the general public.. Click here for the RFP.