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Re: 3 acres: enough to build a farm?

I don't think you have a hope in hell of making it on a  start-from-scratch 3 acre farm, especially if you are not experienced.

 

Go to the closest land grant university and look for information on berry or other small farming.  I'm not familiar with your area, but there must be one in New England.  You need a business plan.  You'll need a market for your production.  You'll need to grow something that people want to pay for.  (Growing berries or anything else is fine, if people want to buy them, but a loser if the produce isn't wanted.)

 

Check all the zoning and make sure you can do what you want legally.

 

You might consider leasing it out to someone and then work with/for them until it's established.

 

The information is out there in the land grant universities.