A gentleman's farm is an extremely small or non-operative farm. They are generally small acreages that are not used to produce large amounts of food, grain, or livestock for major markets. Gentleman's farms are also used as hobby farms, for horse rearing, or as bed and breakfast establishments. The gentleman farmer has an independent source of income and farms for pleasure rather than for money.
Notable gentleman farmers include Frederick Hinde Zimmerman and Frank C. Rathje. A notable example of a gentleman's farm is Allison Woods, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
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