For New Farmers
#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 switch grass, organic livestock production, or food crops, with creek frontage and road frontage, within a half-hour of Burlington. Lease terms are flexible.
#348 - Gentleman's farm and equestrian center for immediate sale or lease in Arlington, VT (southwestern): seven acres of 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 in Benson, VT (west-central): 100A, most of which is currently hayed by a local farmer. Buildings include a 1990s rebuilt farmhouse, and a 40’ x 60’ enclosed barn. Owners are willing to consider many options to making the property available, including permission to build smaller more affordable residence, and a work-in arrangement.
#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.
#592 – Seeking Farmers – 600A+ in S. Weelock, VT (northeastern). Of which 250A+ is of open organic farm land, there are 10A of vegetables and berries, and 200A + of hay. There is a 14 head Devon herd, also a large sugarbush with working sugarhouse, a 50A pond, trails, and spectacular views. Also, 2 farm houses, a huge balloon frame barn, a farm stand with running water and various out buildings. Conserved with Vermont Land Trust. Another 250A under a separate conservation agreement is a mixture of hardwoods and softwoods. Currently the farm operates as an LLC with 3 partners. The managers will work with incoming farmers to familiarize them with the farm and community
We want to form a collaborative community here, sharing resources, labor, and lifestyle, to the benefit of all.
#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.
#597 – For Sale or Lease: 700A Addison County, VT Dairy Farm Opportunity. The owners of this 275 cow dairy farm are looking to transition the herd and land to a farmer. 575A tillable, farmhouse, farm labor house, 275 stall freetsall, outbuildings, young stock and dry cow housing, bunk soils, 3 manure lagoons, and outbuildings. The farm includes an active 250 tap Maple Sugarbush. This is a well maintained farm, all structures are in good condition. Nearly all of the forage requirements for the herd can be grown on the owned property. It is currently in a grass hay, alfalfa, corn rotation. The owners are currently working with Vermont Land Trust to conserve the farm. Several transition options are possible including: herd purchase with lease option to purchase on the land, sale of herd and some land or sale of the land in multiple transactions.
#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.)
#604 - Farm for Sale: 48A Bagley Farm in Granville, VT (northwestern). 40A tillage, all currently used for hay production (manure spread annually), 5A of pasture, and 3A woodland. The land can be certified organic. The main barn has 40 tie stalls, 15 heifer stalls, structurally sound. There is a 20' x 40' metal tool shed, and two Harvestone silos. 2,575 ft. of frontage on the White River and tributaries. A 50' vegetated buffer along the river must be maintained. The 2,000 sq. ft. historic farmhouse has four bedrooms, two baths, outdoor wood furnance and concrete basement.
The farm willl be sold subject to a perpetual farmland conservation easement that allows all types of agricultural uses. The easement will include an option to purchase at the agricultural value. This option allows VLT to purchase the farm at its agricultural value should the buyer (or future owner) attempt to sell the farm to a non-farmer. This provision is added to the easement to ensure the long-term affordability of the property to future farm owner-operators. The price is $190,000.
#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.
#610 - Farm for Sale: 10A in Chelsea, VT (east central). Half of the land is tillable for crops, a seven stall horse barn, fenced grass ring, garden, 20'x 10' green house, two ponds, and numerous springs. The house is a three bedroom Cape with lots of updates, including a pellet stove, propane heater, and fireplace. Even an old Blacksmith shop. Great for organic farming. Excellent for honey bees, goats, chickens, horses, or a few cows. Property is on a dirt road and is very priviate, but close to the town of Chelsea. Asking $219,000.
#614 - Farm for Sale: 134A farm located in Brownington, VT (northeast). The land is well drained and includes Vershire and Buckland soils; 33A are prime soils, and 23A are statewide soils. 45A are tillable, and an additional 15A in pasture. New permanent perimeter fences and water system serve all the open crop and pasture land using solar and gravity pressure. Fields have been fertilized regularly with manure and wood ash, crops have been mixed grass, legume hay, and pasture, the land is certified organic. The sugarbush includes 800 taps. There is an arch-roofed 60'x 60' barn used as an indoor riding area. A dairy barn with 12 box stalls, four double-tie stalls, and five single-tie stalls. Could transition back to a dairy barn housing 40 cows, plus calf pens. Also, a 760 sq ft sugar house. The farmhouse is 2,174 sq ft, three+ bedrooms and attached carriage shed.
The farm will be sold subject to a perpetual farmland conservation easement that will allow all types of agricultural uses and new agricultural structures. Purchase price: $220,000. Open house, Thursday, September 17 and Saturday, September 19. Each open house is from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Respond if planning to attend this open house.
#615 - Farm for Sale or Lease: 93A farm in Randolph, VT (central). The land supports an existing dairy operation and the land can be certified organic. There are 50A of fertile hay and pasture land. The open farmland can be grazed with a rotational grazing system. There is 4,600 ft frontage on the Second Branch of the White River, and 3,600 ft on a tributary. The tie-stall dairy barn has a capacity of 48 milk cows and 20 calves, interior barn equipment goes with the farm. The farmhouse has three living units. There also is interest in selling the herd and related farm machinery. All cows are Milking Shorthorn Cattle, bred only to registered Milking Shorthorn bulls. The herd totals 100 and includes 51 cows and 49 young stock.
The farm will be sold subject to a perpetual farmland conservation easement that will allow all types of agricultural uses and new agricultural structures. Purchase price: $230,000. Open house, Thursday, September 10 and Saturday, September 12. Each open house is from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
#617 - Farm for Sale or Lease: 256A farm located in Wheelock, VT (northeast). Most recently has operated as a diversified farm producing vegetables, livestock, and maple products. There are 130A of cropland, all of which are rated agricultural soils and 40A of pasture. All of the land is certified organic. Two residential structures are included, a 3-4 bedroom farmhouse, and a small 2 bedroom farmhouse constructed in 2014. A main barn 133 ft x 84 ft has a gambrel roofline and cupola for livestock housing, attached vegetable storage space, an indoor farm store; large pole shed for machinery storage; insulated garage/workshop can be heated; and a 2 season farm stand with electricity and water.
The farm is conserved with a perpetual farmland conservation easement that allows all types of agricultural use. The easement includes an option to purchase at agricultural value. This option allows VLT to purchase the farm at its agricultural value should the future owner attempt to sell the farm to a a non-farmer. A full detailed list of equipment and other items the owners are willing to sell including their assessed value will be shared upon request.
VLT is seeking a buyer or buyers who will own and operate a commercial farm business and contribute to the agricultural community. Asking price is the appraised value of $520,000.
There will be two Open Houses, Monday, September 21 and Saturday, September 26. Each Open House is from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Attending the Open House is strongly recommended, there will be limited availability to see the farm outside these dates. Recommend responding if planning to attend an Open House.