#411 - Working 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 45A 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’ hay barn. This is a well-established business with low debt-to-asset ratio and a solid work force, located with 3000’ frontage on a state road and close to Lewiston/Auburn metro area and Interstate 95.
#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.
#525 – Farm in Frenchville, ME (northern) for sale or rent: 22.8A, of which about 6A is fenced pasture (3A tillable) and the balance 10A is merchantable woodland, with 6A of wildlife habitat. Buildings include a restored home with three or four bedrooms and bath, large kitchen, root cellar and large attached garage; a garden shed; a 3,000 sq ft pole barn with concrete floor, power and water, heavy use area and manure storage. An additional 167A are for lease nearby.
#544 – 18th century farm for sale in Nobleboro, ME (mid-coast): 63.5A with no chemicals, of which about half are pasture and half woodland, with 300’ of deeded waterfront on nearby Damariscotta Lake. Buildings, which are in need of same maintenance, include a 3,500 ft2 farm house with seven bedrooms, currently in two apartments generating $1500/month; a 120’ post-and-beam two-story barn with stalls; and a carriage house and garage. Property is about an hour north of Portland, near a major route, and twenty minutes from the coast. Asking $450,000.
#548 – Farmland for sale in Litchfield, ME (xx): 72A in two parcels of 36A each with about 700’ of frontage in each. One parcel has a 9A field with more land that could be put back into hay or pasture; the second parcel is mostly woodland used for pasture with about 10A currently fenced. Land is about eight miles from Maine Turnpike with easy access to Portland area.
#571 – Certified organic dairy land and buildings for sale in Pittsfield, ME (south-central): about 20A, of which about 2/3 is open land under farmland easement. Buildings include a 2,100 sq ft, ten-room farmhouse, recently remodeled, leading into contiguous spaces: a creamery and kitchen, walk-in cooler, a milk house, a six-cow step-up milking parlor easily converted to goats or sheep, a workshop, and associated storage spaces. Buildings separate from this complex include a 38’ x 48’ hoop barn for cattle housing; a 30’ x 48’ greenhouse; and a farm store about 16’ x 20’. Dairy equipment includes DeLeval pipeline, a 200-gallon cheese vat, 300-gallon bulk tank and a 35-gallon pasteurizer. Owners will continue to occupy the balance of the 100-acre farm and will retain ownership of the farm name and business. Asking $249,000 with the equipment or $239,000 without.
#580 – Farm for sale in Monmouth, ME (south central): 50A of rock-free sandy loam, of which 10A are fertile hay or crop land recently certified, 3.5A are cultivated, 6A in hay, 6A in pasture, 20A in woodland for firewood, 1A of fencing and pens for goats. Buildings include a five-bedroom energy-efficient, well-maintained farm house with two separate living areas and a new roof, septic system and well, a 4,000 sq ft dairy barn with solar, wood-heated greenhouse and walk-in cooler, two smaller hay barns, & a 30’ x 70’ high tunnel. There are established raspberry plantings yielding 400 pints per season, fifteen prolific elderberry bushes, and thirty high-bush blueberry plants coming into full production. Available machinery includes a TAFE with front loader and Farmall C tractors, discs, plow, planting and bean/corn seeder. Owners wish to sell outright at $258,000, or $245,000 without tractors.
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