Nation's Oldest Family Farm Up for Sale

Tuttles of NH have been there since 1632
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2010 6:28 PM CDT
A view of the farm from its website at www.TuttlesRedBarn.net.   (http://www.tuttlesredbarn.net/index.html)

(Newser) – The Tuttles of New Hampshire have been running a family farm since before the nation existed, but their 378-year-old tradition is coming to an end, the Boston Globe reports. What is billed as the country's longest continuously operating family farm is up for sale. The 134-acre property, which has become gradually surrounded by suburban homes over the years, lists for $3.35 million.

“This is a different business now,’’ says 63-year-old Will Tuttle. “Farming at any level is a labor of love, but now the future is so uncertain. Looking forward, I don’t see much opportunity for small farms to thrive. It’s a tough grind." (Read more farming stories.)

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