#369 - Farm for immediate sale in Linneus, ME (northern): about 200 acres of which about 5 are tillable, include fruit tree orchard, berry beds and fields, perennial flower beds, vegetable gardens, 8-acre maple sugar lot, undeveloped and wildlife areas. Buildings include a 24’x 36’, five-room house with deck and screened-in porch, wood-heated with propane backup; three garages – 20’x 30’ metal with separate work area and electricity, 12’x 20’ wooden with electricity and guest room, 8’x 16’ with 10’x 12’ trailer addition; a log cabin of fir cut on site 16’x 20’ with loft, new stove and chimney and separate 14’x10’ room and woodshed and with outhouse. There is a deep 65 gallon/minute Artesian well with plumbing to the house, and several brooks and ponds. Property features inexpensive utilities and low taxes. A selective cut of the timber is appraised at $65,000 (8/2012). Asking $151,000.
#411 - Draft horse farm in Hebron, ME (western) seeks investor, partner or co-owner: the owner has no heirs and is looking for investor partnership with eventual ownership for sustainable farming and forestry, commercial kitchen and recreational expansion. Property includes 45 acres of woodland (15 in sugar maple), and 45 in fields and pasture with trails. Buildings include a new two-bedroom home, a shop, an 18-stall barn, three field sheds and a 40’ x 150’ haybarn. This is a well-established business with low debt-to-asset ratio and a solid work force, located close to Lewiston/Auburn and an interstate.
#520 – Recently working dairy farm for sale in Benton, ME (south-central): about 215A includes about 80A of cropland, about 21A of quality pasture, and the balance in woodland. Buildings include a 1962 sq ft, five-bedroom cape farm house with a 22’ x 24’ attached two-car garage; USDA-approved and certified 100-head manure pit; two hay barns, a horse barn, an equipment barn, manure pump house, milk room and milking parlor; a rustic cabin near frontage on nearby river. Owners wish to retain about 10A. Asking $448,000.
#522 – Farm for rent in West Newfield, ME (southern): 6A, of which about half is a beaver pond and half open land, with about an acre clear of rocks and stumps that is tillable or can be used for pasture. There are two buildings: one is a newly-refurbished, partially-furnished house with a large shop with private toilet and sink, the other building includes a root cellar and a long, narrow cellar adaptable to mushroom growing. Owner plans to build an attached solar greenhouse for growing and to provide a heat source for a bunk house that is under construction. There is material on site to construct a tractor shed. There are eight cold frames planted on a large south slope with room for others and a 30’x60’ garden with 5’ tall fencing and an attached shed. Owner has planted a variety of fruit and nut trees. Owner seeks a couple to rent the farm for $600/month as a business and retain 75% of the net profit, and is open to other innovative arrangements.
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