The Tuttle family has run the same New Hampshire farm for 11 generations. Now it’s up for sale.
Having been in the family since 1632, when John Tuttle arrived from England, their farm is one of the oldest continuously-operated family farms in the country, according to the Associated Press.
Lucy Tuttle and her brother, Will, who run the farm, say they are selling it because they’re physically tired from their grueling business schedule. The emerging local-food movement, with farmers’ markets everywhere in the state, made their routines taxing. Sales have also been hindered by competition from supermarkets and pick-it-yourself farms.
The Tuttle farm, which grows everything from sweet corn to raspberries, has an asking price of $3.35 million. And they won’t let just anyone buy their property. “The farm is operating until we find a buyer who loves this land almost as much as we do,” Will Tuttle said.