What's a Hobby Farm?
A hobby farm is a small farm that is maintained without expectation of being a primary source of income. Some are merely to provide some recreational land, and perhaps a few horses for the family's children. Others are managed as working farms for sideline income.
In the US, as farms grow in size, older farms become economically unviable. Some are purchased and most of the land combined with larger nearby farms, however the large farm has little use for the buildings. These can be sold off with only a building lot of real estate, but are much more saleable if a modest area, 5 to 15 acres is sold along with them. These are usually snapped up quickly by people with well-paying city jobs who wish to live in the country, or to retirees, who wish to be active as part time farmers.
Some, especially in developed areas, are used as truck gardens, with their own produce stands, or a regular stall in a local farmer's market.
With the Baby-Boomers starting to retire, hobby farming will become a newway of life for millions aof Americans. Luckily, there's not a much better way to live and enjoy the riches of life.
Use this site as a resource to get aquainted with the basics of hobby farming, ask questions, find answers - whether you're a newbie-wannabe just getting started or an old hand looking to make a little more profit, welcome to thehobbyfarm.com.