Gentleman's farm

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A gentleman's farm is an extremely small or non-operative farm.[citation needed] They are generally small acreages that are not used to produce large amounts of food, grain, or livestock for major markets.[citation needed] Gentleman's farms are also used as hobby farms, for horse rearing, or as bed and breakfast establishments.[citation needed] The gentleman farmer has an independent source of income and farms for pleasure rather than for money.[1]

Notable gentleman farmers include Frederick Hinde Zimmerman[2] 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.[3]

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  1. ^ "Gentleman farmer", Encarta. Retrieved 7/19/09. Archived 2009-10-31.
  2. ^ Unsigned (September 22, 1924). "Fred Zimmerman Obituary". Daily Republican Register. 
  3. ^ Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.