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.
#474 - Former dairy farm converted to goat dairy for sale or work-in in Shaftsbury, VT (southwest): 262A, of which 165A are in hayfields and pasture. Property was Jersey dairy until 2005 when it was converted to a goat dairy. Buildings include four-bedroom main farm house with Grade A licensed dairy attached; three-bedroom tenant house; 1/4A main dairy barn with new concrete floor and metal roof; new hay mow floor on 1/3 of the hay mow; three pole barns for equipment storage and machine shop; and two smaller barns for young stock.
#547 - Farm for sale in Hinesburg, VT, northwest-central: 214A with about 60A of tillable land, 60A of pasture, and the balance in forest (previously in pasture and reclaimable), wetlands and rare ecological areas. Buildings include a 2,664 sq ft farmhouse, potentially a two-family residence, and a dairy barn not in current use, with a drilled well for both units. Farm is located on well-travelled highway with the potential for a farm stand, and near a major city. The farm will be sold subject to a perpetual conservation easement to insure long-term affordability, and there are further stipulated details about the sale that can be found on the website. Purchase entails a submittal of an offer by 8/11/2014: there are two open houses, 7/7 and 7/12, with limited viewing ability at other times. Asking $310,000.
#551 – Dairy farm for long-term lease in South Londonderry, VT (south-central): 200+A with about 60A of open pasture and cropland, and an additional 60A of hay land on neighboring parcels. Buildings include a 60-cow tie-stall dairy barn with additional housing for young stock; a double-6 milking parlor; a loafing barn; equipment shed; a garage; and the possibility of occupying a three-bedroom house and an additional barn. If the existing herd that is available until early August is not utilized, the owners are willing to provide financing for a new herd, and will maintain the equipment and facilities. Owners seek a five-year or more commitment and are interested in providing unusual support to facilitate that process. Check the “Dairy Farmer Search” pdf attachment for further details about the arrangements and the application process.
#555 – Farm for sale in Fayston, VT (central): 283A, under a conservation easement, include 30A of open land, formerly used for pasture, hay and crops, subsequently annually hayed and brush-hogged, and 248A of forest with about a mile of frontage on a small road, with generally good timber unlogged for forty years, including 52A of sugar bush, currently leased. Buildings include an 1850s farm house with a new septic system, a 20’ x 40’ cattle barn with an attached 20’ x 50’ four-bay shed and a free-standing wood shed; structures range in condition from fair to poor. Open houses for viewing the property will be held on 9/4/14 and 9/13/14. Sale of the property is subject to a submission process described on the website, which contains further details about the property as well.
#558 – Farm for sale in St. Johnsbury, VT (northeastern): 35A include 26A of fine, tillable land with a year-round river. Buildings include a well-maintained four-bedroom farmhouse with a 30’x40’ attached timber frame barn, a woodshed, and an 18’x30’ carriage shed in need of repair; a 48’x90’ three-story dairy barn with a loading ramp giving easy access to the third story; a small sheep shed; a 30’x40’ pole barn. There is frontage on a local highway, easy access to a good-sized city and nearby major routes. Farm can be seen on two open house dates: 9/17/14 and 9/27/14, 10AM to 2PM. Information about the application process can be found on the website as well as more detail about the farm. Asking $160,000.
#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.
#562 – Organically-certified dairy farm for sale in Fairfax, VT (northwest): 326A, of which 120A are in hay and pasture (96A of prime and statewide-rated). Buildings include a four-bedroom, 2,100 sq ft, well-maintained farm house; an 80-stall dairy barn with a double four parlor and milking pipeline systems, and a cement barnyard. Present owners have a full line of equipment for sale along with a herd of 47 organic dairy cows (38 cows and 9 young stock). There is good frontage on a state road with the possibility of a farm stand, and good-sized cities nearby. Open houses for viewing the property will be held on 10/4/14 and 10/9/14. Sale of the property is subject to a submission process described on the website, which contains further details about the property as well. There is a 10/21 deadline for proposal submission. Asking $310,000.
#567 – Farm for sale in Dummerston, VT (southeastern): 151A with 30A of open hay and pasture recently re-seeded and improved, about 19A of prime agricultural soils, about 27A of statewide important soils, woodlands well-stocked with good, mature timber, with a forest management plan from 2011, and two ponds. Buildings constructed in 2012 include a 24’ x 26’ garage with a metal roof and woodstove; a 30’ x 60’ barn with metal roof and sliding doors; and a 6’ x 8’ shed with a small solar panel. An open house will be held 11/8/14, 10AM TO 3PM. Additional details can be found at www.vlt.org under Property For Sale.
#568 – Dairy farm for eventual sale, lease, rent, manager or work-in in Guildhall, VT (northeastern): 370A of which 120A is in corn and 250A in grass on river bottom land. There are 200 milkers with a double 8 milking parlor, 140-stall heifer barn, a dry cow barn, 5 bunker silos, a work shop and a commodity shed. There is housing available. St. Johnsbury is 20 minutes away.