The clip clop of horses’ hooves have been going by Lime Valley Mill Farm
for hundreds of years. Amish buggies pass every day, but especially on
Sundays, around Lime Valley Road between the centuries-old Mill and the
Mill Owner’s House on the hill above and across from the Mill. Early in
the 20th century an Amish buggy drive spotted a fire in the basement of
part of the Mill and the structure was saved. Due to floor damage the
grist stones were replaced by rolling mills, making the mill far more
productive. Nowadays, the Amish buggies wave hello.
On one side of the mill is a 1700 yard-long mill race with swaying
willow trees and on the other is a three acre orchard where an ancient
log cabin used to stand. Continue along the Road and you reach the
covered bridge crossing the Pequea Creek. It’s also lined with weeping
willows and century old sycamore trees.
Diagonally across the street from the Mill is a two-story bank barn
which is also located next to the driveway leading to the Mill Owner’s
House. The higher floor of this barn is used for equipment as well as
crop storage. On
the street level the barn has several selling areas for natural, fresh
produce, eggs, flowers, sunflower seeds, meat, and poultry. The higher
floors are full of
farm equipment with access to the driveway.
Above the barn are two free-standing garages for cars and trucks, the
pump to the deep water well (delicious) , an herb and a flower garden.
This working farm in Lancaster County, Pa. is for sale and is one of
Pennsylvania’s most treasured, historical landmarks having 118 acres of
prime farmland property. Since the construction of first Mill in 1734,
this Amish Country gem has remained an icon in the Willow Street, Pa.
area. The property includes two historic homes, mill, two large bank
barns and additional outbuildings, including the original mill hands’
rest and break room structure.
Present use: Crops, including corn, soybeans, oats, wheat,
20+ acres of natural produce, grass and alfalfa hay, sunflowers,
livestock, including beef, sheep, hogs and poultry, milling, fruit
trees and berry bushes.
Topography: Rolling hills separated by Pequea Creek
Existing Structures: Poultry House, Corn Crib, Silo,
Equipment Shed, Grain Storage, Greenhouse, Summerhouse, Hog Pen(s)
Barn Type: Bank Barn, Barn Includes: Concrete Floor,
Electric, Feed Room, Water Concrete Floor, Electric, Feed Room,
Lime Valley Farm offers
a variety of vegetable plants and varieties of herb plants. Also
potted annuals and hanging baskets:
• Heirloom Tomatoes
• Sweet, Hot and Hotter Peppers
• Pickles as small as 2” for Canning
• Baskets of Beans and Peas for Canning and Freezing
• Ivy Geraniums
• Spider Plants
• Boston Ferns
• Wandering Jew
• Asparagus Ferns
In the fall, we
offer Hereford cattle for butchering. We feed them our corn,
soybeans and hay.
We offer small
quantities of straw, hay and corn for the small animal lover. We
know it is hard to find so we are making it available to you. All
our crops are grown with NO herbicides, pesticides or preservatives.
The corn is shelled and cracked at our historic mill.
We also have spring
lambs and 100% wool for sale.
Lime Valley Mill Farm’s 118 acres
is perfect to grow biofuels to develop sustainable sources of
alternative energy. There are barns,
big sheds and the mill itself to process biomass from corn, alfalfa,
grasses, soybeans and more. Biofuels are usually produced from
living plants, fungus and algae. Biofuels contain 80% renewable
materials. Since the living, organic, produces are originally
derived from the photosynthesis process, biofuels are often referred
to as sourced from solar energy.