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#309 - Partners sought for ongoing farm enterprise in central VT:  a diversified organic farm raising vegetables, fruit, greenhouse plants and poultry, with a bakery, campground, and an educational component seeks farmer(s) interested in establishing a livestock operation and being actively engaged in vegetable and/or fruit production.  Farm consists of 40 open acres, about 20 for livestock and 10 for mixed crops. Water is plentiful and of excellent quality.  Buildings include two greenhouses, a barn, a new farmhouse with licensed kitchen, a 24’x 32’ off-grid woods house, and some older and smaller buildings for storage and the guest part of the farm.  There are three tractors and some crop production equipment.  Marketing is well-established, at a large farmers’ market, and local wholesale outlets.

#340 - Land for lease in Charlotte, VT(northwest central): 5.6A of mowed, partially-fenced pasture suitable for rotational grazing, or food crops with creek frontage and road frontage, within a half-hour of Burlington. Lease terms are flexible.

#348 - A Small Family Farm Estate, A Development Investment for immediate sale: 7A in Arlington, VT (southwestern).  Open meadowland with river frontage, prime land with excellent soils, access, and available water; includes  barn with loft, studio and office/showroom space on well-travelled road.  Land or buildings can be dealt with separately if necessary.

#360 - Owner of farmland in Newfane, VT seeks young farmers interested in living on and renting land for farming. Living space is in a yurt, with a small barn for a workshop plus a small chicken coop. Renter will have access to a 93A property that needs some work to clear the land. There are two barns, one with a machine shop, and another for livestock. Farm is about 15 miles from Brattleboro.

#449 - Farm for sale:  Benson, VT (west-central), 101A, of open fields and meadows.  Buildings include: an enclosed 40'x 60' barn; 40'x 30' open pole barn formerly used to store hay, suitable for equipment storage; and a modern farmhouse with 5,279 sq ft of living space, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths.  The land is currently farmed and growing soybeans, but could lend itself to many other crops, including a vineyard, or even an equestrian property.  Besides all the open fields on this property, it overlooks hundreds of acres of other open fields.  Other than farming, this property could be used as a meditation retreat, or farm to table events.  The propetty is enrolled in a current use program.  There are other tax savings and possibilities for a new owner to explore.

#465 – Land for use in East Randolph, VT:  2.5A of well-drained river bottom land with no rocks, used for growing corn until 2008, subsequently restored with successive plantings of winter rye and oats/peas/vetch tilled under.  There is easy access and a river nearby if irrigation becomes necessary.  An additional 2-3A of grazing land is available as well.  Owners are willing to forgo rental fee in exchange for the user keeping the land fertile and well-maintained.

#469 – Room for rent, with garden space, on small, fledgling farmstead in southern Vermont: apprenticeships or partnerships both/each welcome to apply. Handyperson skills a plus. Seeking individual with interest in permaculture, excellent references and similar lifestyle. Some help with gardens in exchange for organic produce, eggs, etc. Share house with 2 others (f- owner, plus renter) and pets (dogs, cat). We currently cultivate mixed vegetables, berries, herbs and wild foods. Small poultry flock and (soon) goats on premises. Orchard planting will continue, as well as many other interesting projects. Land has nice features for small, diversified farming (good water, soil, moderate sunlight) and near to distribution markets.  Room is Available (from) May 1st- $400. per month, everything included. (6 month minimum, but shorter times negotiable) Private, furnished room on 2nd fl. with separate bath(share with other renter), finished attic, own entrance, parking area. Shared kitchen(dishwasher, gas stove) /dining area, washer/dryer in large, pleasant home/sustainable 3-acre farmstead.  Convenient to all services and recreation(Mt Snow), in a vibrant forest, mountain stream setting.  All utilities, hi-speed internet included, satellite TV (optional). Easy drive to Marlboro College, Brattleboro, Bennington, Greenfield, MA, more. Sorry no pets. Security deposit and rental agreement required. To discuss further, please send email description of yourself with contact information.

#560 - Property for sale in Marshfield, VT (northeast-central): 25.5A in two lots across a road from each other, formerly used for dairy cows, sheep and crops, and currently hayed, with water sources: an artesian well, a spring, and a pond.  Buildings include an updated 1826 farmhouse with four bedrooms, two baths, and many amenities, with attached workshop; a four-car detached garage; three-season pool house with in-ground pool, bathroom, shower, hot and cold water, all on one parcel. On the other parcel is a house lot and an inground septic design. Road is well-maintained and property is close to good-sized cities.  Asking $350,000. 

#584 – Ongoing maple sugar business for sale in Woodstock, VT (southeast central):  about 50A of sugarbush active since 1993 in addition to other land.  Buildings include a 4,560 sq ft main house and two other income-producing rental homes, with an outside woodstove servicing two, in addition to propane. There also is a three-car garage, small barn, and a tractor shed.  There are two wells, an apple orchard, large blueberry patch, several garden plots and a pond, all totally organic & chemical-free.  There is also a small Christmas tree farm with great potential.  The sugar and syrup business has a complete set of necessary equipment for a current business of about $60,000.  Property is in a scenic setting with a abundant cultural attractions.

#585 – Farm partners sought in Rockingham, VT (southeast):  recently-retired couple on a 16A farm, half open, half wooded, currently raising a variety of vegetables, herbs and fruits, as well as meat and layer chickens, goats and bees, seek help developing the farm, building infrastructure, creating keyline swales, developing irrigation, installing alternative power sources, and maintaining the farm house and barns.  Owners are open to alternative arrangements and are seeking community-minded people to share in the long-term challenges and rewards of life on this farm.

#589 – Looking for other farmers to farm with us:  Starting their own farm enterprises on 320A grass-based dairy and beef farm in Wells, VT (western), to utilize the already existing farm resources of land, infrastructure, housing, and equipment.  We milk 20 jerseys, have a 30 animal Devon beef herd.  We are actively restoring our soils.  We also have a small horse boarding operation, and draft horse interests.

Possibilities include poultry, lamb, market and value-added vegetables, apples, small fruits, pork, woodland development, education/agri-tourism, even value-added dairy.  We have a lively small farm store, where we sell raw milk and grass-fed beef to a growing enthused clientele.  We have a lively internship program which enriches the lives of all involved.

There are three 3-BR homes on the farm, as well as a 3-BR intern apartment.  Equipment on the farm includes two tractors, a 9-foot rotovator, and various other pieces of equipment, some horse-powered.  A 42-KW solar array provides power for the farm.

#593 – Farm for Lease:  This four acre farm is located in Middlebury, VT (central). The renovated farmhouse has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a large kitchen. Separate from the farmhouse is a small commercial kitchen and retail space. There is a 10' x 20' building available for use and more space available in a 20' x 30' barn. The recently certified organic farmland (needs renewal) also contains many established perennial garden beds. With great exposure on high traffic Route 7 it is ideally situated and zoned for commercial, retail, and farm. 

#603 - Farm for Sale:  16A farm in Grand Isle, VT (northwestern).  Eight tillable acres certified organic in 2009 and established as a diversified market garden.  There is a 60' x 90' pole barn with 14' ceilings.  Included in the barn are two large CoolBot coolers totaling over 400 sq. ft. a prep room, and a bathroom with composting toilet.  The barn has a 30' x 30' garage addition including a greenhouse and storage room.  There are five 30' x 96' Ledgewood high tunnels.  Each tunnel has electricity, water, and furnaces.  In 2014 the farm supported a 100-member summer CSA, a 40-member winter CSA, several restaurant accounts, wholesale accounts, three farm markets, and two schools.  There is a house site w/septic location for building.  There are no development easements.  The property is zoned residential/agriculture.  There is a significant amount of equipment included with this property (everything needed to hit the ground running.)

#607 - Farm for Sale:  9A Connecticut River bottom land in Westminster Station, VT (southeast).  There is a 24' x 30' barn with two stalls, two bays, and paddock.  The 19th century home has 3+ bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths.  House has been updated and insulated; a woodstove for supplemental heat.  There are two garden areas used for growing vegetables.  Located in an agricultural community with quick access to local stores and Interstate 91.  This farm has many possibilities.

#608 - Owl's Head Blueberry Farm for Sale:  23.5A in Richmond, VT (northwest).  Acres consist of upland valley and hillside cleared land, with 4.5A of highbush blueberries.  The farm has 3000+ bushes, consisting of six commercial blueberry varieties.  The land not in blueberry production offers much potential, including possibilities such as raspberries, Christmas trees, cut flowers, pumpkin, or nursery stock.  There is a current waste water state permit for septic for a three bedroom home that could be build on the farm.  This is a "pick your own" blueberry operation along with activities for evening music venues while families enjoy an evening picnic.  The farm has been in operation for 30 years, now the owners want to pass their expertise with the sale of the farm.  $225,000 plus an attractive short term lease arrangement for the business.

#627- Farm for Sale:  61A hilltop farm overlooking a panorama of the White Mountains, located in Peacham, VT (northeast).  The farmland includes:  water from 2 springs, timber frame buildings, fenced pastures, fruit and nut plantings,  a 36' diameter earth-beamed cordwood house with Russian stove, 24'x 40' clear span barn. 18A of pastures for grazing and/or hay making.  Extensive network for horseback riding and x-country skiing trails.  Gardens and pastures with deep fertility from years of biochar and compost including a 1.5A terraced southeast facing garden with raised beds, heat sink stone wall and tree planting box.  Plantings include mature chestnut trees, edible oaks, hardy kiwi arbor, herbs and diverse flowering perennials.  Buildings include 4 predator-proof chicken houses, milk house with small attached barn, 16' Pacific yurt with electriity & phone, equipment shed, horse stables, blacksmith shop, and pastures with run-in sheds.  Woodlots with cedar and maple firewood, fir and pine.  Ready for your sustainable farm/homestead.

#666 - Farm for Lease:  50A located in Charlotte, VT (northwest).  All the land has been certified organic by NOFA-VT.  30A are mapped Prime Ag Loam Soils and are in the productive condition, suitable for a high diversity of crops.  20A mapped as soils of statewide importance, most recently have been in wheat and hay.  5-year written lease; 30A desired rent is $100/month/year; 20A desired rwent is $50/month/year.  Please provide a description of your farming operation and farming background and a description of your intended uses of the property.  Soils and acreage maps will be emailed to parties of serious interest.

#671 - Farm for Sale:  129A in Newport, VT (northern).  The community toured the land to provide feedback on the future of the farm and how it would best serve Newport.  Based on the input, the goals are:  1.  Establish a working farm that is actively engaged with, and supportive of community needs; 2.  Manage portions of the property for recreation on existing and future trails; 3. Protect important natural areas.

The farmland has productive agricultural soils including 84A of statewide important soils, gently rolling and well drained.  Managed forestland along with edges and in between the open fields.  49A are tillable and an additional 15A are pasture.

There is a 100+ year old farmhouse with 4 bedrooms, fair condition; barn, former dairy barn, 6,592 sq ft has been used for horses; garage and two attached apartments, garage is insulated; 14'x 14' sugarhouse.

Once a dairy farm, most recently was used for boarding horses and producing hay.  City water supplies the house, apartments, and barn.  The farm is enrolled in the Vermont Current Use Program.

The farm will be sold subject to a perpetural farmland conservation easement that will allow all types of agricultural uses and new agricultural structures.  The easement will include an option to purchase at agricultural value.  This option allows VLT to purchase the farm at its agricultural value should the buyer (or a future owner) attempt to sell the land to a non-farmer.  This provision is added to the easement to ensure the long-term affordability of the property to future farmers.

The easement will allow the existing house and farm structures to be repaired or enlarged and new farm structures to be constructed.  If needed for the viability of the farm operation, additional farm-labor housing may be constructed.  There will be a designated "building envelope" of approximately five acres where farm and forestry structures may be built without prior approval of VLT.  The final size and delineation of the complex will be configured to provide long-term utility to the farmer.

#678 - Farm for Sale:  34A located in Westfield, VT (northern).  A 40'x 140' cow barn with tie ups, and power, there is an area in the back for calves.  Separate equipment barn.  A 4 bedroom, 2 bath 1800 Cape farmhouse remodeled in the 1970's.  4 car attached, heated, garage with workshop.  Over 100 young apple trees, not maintained.  7-10A of mowed hayfields, or could be pasture land.  Two wells on the property, one for the large barn and a drilled well for the house.  No vegetable garden, but plenty of area to have one.  27A in the forest management program.  Also, an old timey sugar house on the property.  Large stocked pond fed by a waterfall can be viewed from the porch.  This farm is located in a small town with a population of approximately 500.  This farm has been mowed, but not farmed for a number of years.

#683 - Farm for Sale:  48A located in West Haven, VT (west).  This parcel is a rich, flat, elevated, somewhat sandy peninsula near the mouth of southern Lake Champlain.  The fine sand-loam soils were used for potato and onion cultivation and, more recently, for a commercial vegetable farm.  The lack of rock in this soil makes it extremely well-suited to intense vegetable production.  Elmridge and Windor sandy loam soils make up the majority of the farm.  The land can be certified organic; 16A are tillable and 4.5A are pasture.

The farm includes the following infrastructure:  Farmhouse in good condition (2,244 sq ft), 4 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, with attached heated sun room and garage; log cabin in good condition (1,296 sq ft) 2 bedroom, 1 bath; barns and shed, 4 structures (some need repairs and maintenance work) used for storage and worskshop space; 2 high tunnels; a greenhouse; a walk-in cooler, and productive agricultural well for irrigation.

The farm will be sold subject to a perpetual farmland conservation easement that will allow all types of agricultural uses and new agricultural structures.  The conservation easements will include the option to purchase at agrigultural value.  Ths option allows the Vermont Land Trust to buy the farm at its agricultural value should the buyer (or furture owner) attempt to sell the farm to a non-farmer.  This provision helps ensure the long-term affordability of the property to future farmers.

A list of equipment for sale and asking prices is available.  The price of the real estate does not include;  2 high tunnels; a greenhouse; and equipment or suppies.  Purchase price of the farm is $200,000.

#692 - Farm for Sale:  Located in Brookline, VT (southeastern).  Available early spring 2018.  60A of forest and prime farmland, registered in the VT Current Use program.  4-6A recently cultivated prime farmland with "river-bottom" quality soil.  Organic farm currently provides a rich variety of high quality vegetables from spring until fall.  3 vehicle garage; large potting shed for garden equipment storage; small barn/carriage house (formerly home for alpacas), 2A electrified fenced pasture; large chicken coop; drilled well (75 gpm); spring with large concrete holding tank for emergency backup water; direct access to Windmill Hill Trails connecting 23 miles along the Windmill Ridge; 4 raised garden beds; surrounded by conservation land.  There are also blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, apple and peach trees.

The house is a Center Chimney Cape, 4100 sq ft living space, built c1785.  Country kitchen, Vermont slate countertops and large pantry.  Authentic 18th century wall and floor stenciling.  5-6 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 5 fireplaces one in many of the bedrooms.  Updated, beautiful views.  A must see.  Fair Market Value:  $525,000.

#693 - Farm for Sale:  Located in Williamstown, VT (central).  255A total, 110A tillable, 30A pasture, 30A mature sugarbush.  Soils are varied, but include prime and statewide soils such as Vershire-Glover and Buckland loams, mostly well drained with just a few low lying areas.  The land is currently certified organic and used for hay production.

The farm consists of a single family home built in 1997 with 2,100 sq ft of living space.  Four bedrooms and an attached garage.  Very good condition with no structural or functional issues.  Also, a 40' x 33' equipment barn and a 20.5' x 33.5' shed, currently used for sugar-making.

Price of the farm is $395.000, current appraisel value subject to conservation easement is $399.000.

The farm will be sold subject to a perpetual farmland conservation easement that will allow all types of agricultural uses and new agricultural structures.  The easement will include an option to purchase at agricultural value.  This option allows VLT to purchasde the farm at is agricultural value should the buyer (or future owner) attempt to sell the land to a non-farmer.  This provision is added to the easement to ensure the long-term affordability of the property to furture farmers.  Additional farm labor housing may be constructed.

There will be two open houses at the farm for potential buyers to see the property:  Wednesday, October 11 and Saturday, October 28 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

We strongly recommend attendance at an open house, since there is limited availability to see the farm outside these dates.  Interested parties are asked to respond if planning to attend. 


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