Lancaster Farmland Trust (LFT) recently announced the agricultural preservation of three separate family farmsteads in Lancaster County: the Miller, Houser, and Esh farms. (Post adapted from a release by LFT.)

The Miller Farm

At their recent Together, For the Land fundraising event, Lancaster Farmland Trust (and their patrons and attendees) raised $125,000 to steward and protect the Miller farm in perpetuity. Located in Little Britain Township, the Miller Farm is a 60-acre dairy operation. The property owner is one of three farmers in his family who have decided to permanently protect their farmland. To learn more about the Miller farm, watch this video LFT had made to showcase the property.

Photo and Design by Lancaster Farmland Trust.

“The reason I’m preserving is for the future generations,
so I can ensure that the farm is safe.”

-Daniel Miller, farmer

The Houser Farm

The 45-acre Houser property is a historic farm located in West Lampeter Township. Currently, the farm grows cash crops such as corn and soy beans. Once a scenic hotel, the Houser family wanted to preserve this property’s rich history. As streams flow through the farm, the family is working hard to implement conservation practices to ensure beautiful, clean water. With over 2,000 feet of road frontage, many visitors will have the privilege of viewing the picturesque farm for years to come.

Photo and Design by Lancaster Farmland Trust.

The Esh Farm

The Esh Farm is an 83-acre beef operation located in Salisbury Township. The property is also home to sheep, horses, and more. According to the farm owner, he could never see this land be anything but farmland. After learning about the preservation process, the Esh family was interested in working with LFT to ensure this vision was fulfilled. Located in a popular area for county visitors, the protection of this property helps ensure that guests in Lancaster County will continue to enjoy the area’s famous scenic farm views.

Photo and Design by Lancaster Farmland Trust.