City of Green Accepting Proposals for the Historical Hartong Farmstead
Green, OH – The City of Green is accepting proposals for the lease of the historic Hartong Farmstead through November 1, 2019. The city is looking for farming proposals that embrace the idea of returning the land to its original and historic use – a small scale agricultural farm. Applicants must demonstrate substantial knowledge of ecologically sustainable production and management practices and an understanding of what practices are best suited to this ecologically sensitive site. Built in 1883, the Hartong Farmstead is located within city-owned Southgate Park and is one of two properties in Green listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Hartong Initiative was developed in partnership with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Countryside led by CEO Tracy Emrick. Countryside was established in 1999, and today has 10 farms actively producing everything from wine to bacon. At a public meeting in June, Emrick shared the vision of the Countryside Initiative Program and answered questions about how this vision could successfully translate to the City of Green.
“It is so important that community leaders set an example to preserve and protect our resources that tell the stories of, not only our history, but those that have true value today as well. Someday, much of the remaining privately-owned Summit County farmland will be gone and the Hartong Farmstead will be a reminder of the then and now role food and agriculture have in our lives.”
The Hartong Farmstead Request for Proposals can be found on the city’s website www.cityofgreen.org/hartongfarmstead-rfp.
Proposals will be accepted until Friday, November 1, 2019, at 4 p.m. For more information, please contact Sarah Haring, Community Development Administrator: Sharing@cityofgreen.org or (330) 896-6614.
The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit www.cityofgreen.org.