When Ausbon Sargent Land Trust was still in its infancy, in 1988, the Messer Farm was the first project Executive Director, Debbie Stanley set her sights on. Now, over 30 years later, after three different owners, and a lot of perserverance and hard work, the property is now protected and will remain so forever.
The property consists of 22 acres of prime agricultural fields, which neighboring Spring Ledge Farm leases to grow produce. It also has 122 acres of forestland where existing trails in the nearby areas will be connected and enlarged. The ever-changing New England views of Mt. Kearsarge are a breathtaking treat to those who travel Little Sunapee Road. White Brook flows through the Messer property and empties into Pleasant Lake, which is just another important reason for preserving this property.
The historic Messer farm is truly a gem and an important property in our region. We are thankful to the many individuals who chose to support this very worthy endeavor.
To learn more about the history of the Messer Farm, click here to read the Summer 2020 "Chatter" which featured the property in several articles.