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.
#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.
#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.
#627- Farm for Sale: 42+A permaculture farm located in Peacham, VT (northeast). The farmland includes: 15+A in pasture and hay fields, highly fertility, managed with holistic planned grazing, sandy loam, 6 woven wire fenced fields; 3/4A terraced permaculture forest garden with 80' tree seed box for growing tree stock for either a nursery or farm use; 3A savanna field with 2 long swales planted with edible oaks and hazelnuts; 1/4A permanent raised biochar enriched bed garden with woven fence; 2 farm ponds; multiple developed springs; 1/2 mile improved farm road. The balance of the acreage is wooded with hard and softwood for firewood needs also cedar trees. Buildings include: 16' x 30' woodworking shop with hay loft; 24' x 45' hoop barn; 18' x 12' milk house with grain loft; 12' x 14' baby barn with hay loft; 14' x 50' equipment shed; chicken coops; 20' x 30' pole barn; 20' x 36' hay shed with 1/2 loft; 12' x 14' ice house with small loft; woodshed; 16' yurt with wood stove, kerosene heat, phone, electric, internet, and new cover. House site with gray water, water, electric, kerosene tank, internet, phone, and driveway.
Past enterprise include a mixed herd of livestock for milk and meat production. Currently home to Vermont Biochar, the only commercial biochar operation in Vermont to date. This is an animal powered operation.