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.
#386 - Farm with dairy for sale or lease in Barnet, VT (northeast central): either the entire farm or just the dairy side of it is available. Farm is off the grid and consists of woodlands, fields and meadowland, and has a small herd of dairy goats. There are established gardens (about 1200 ft sq), good fencing, a barn with a small milking parlor, wash and cooling room, milk-processing room (cheese-making area), as well as a rustic “guest” cabin (about 250 sq ft) with electricity. There are about 6A currently in pasture and 5A of potentially tillable land. Owner is open to innovative tenure options.
#449 - Farm for sale or lease 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.
#467 – Certified organic property in Georgia, VT (northern) for rent or lease: 150A, of which 70A are tillable, 80A in pasture. Buildings include a 30’ x 30’ silo, 30’ x 80’ machine shed, and a 40’ x 140’ barn. Property, which has a well, is currently used for agriculture and as a dairy farm, all within easy commute to good-sized cities. Can be leased bare or, with purchase of livestock, can be leased as fully-operating organic dairy operation, price to be negotiated.
#469 – Internship with room available in East Dover, VT: this is an opportunity to participate in fledgling organic/sustainable micro-farm venture, seasonally (or longer) on 3 1/2 acres of Southern Vermont ski area property (includes large house, shed, 20 gpm drilled well, vibrant stream), recently cleared (mixed woodland/pasture/habitat) with decent soil, okay sunlight. We wish to further develop (for market) suitable use of the land. Currently in cultivation are vegetables, blueberries, small fruit orchard, herbs. Possible expansion may include poultry, sheep, goats, beekeeping, mushroom culture, medicinal/culinary herbs, value-added products, etc. Ideal candidate(s) will, at minimum, have good carpentry skills, interest in land stewardship and ability to live harmoniously and productively with others. Art, bodywork, Buddhism and cultural anthropology are among compatible interests/activities with owner. Accommodation is available for rent in charming (shared) vacation rental house, minutes from superb outdoor recreation, local music, and dining in the many delightful small towns nearby. 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.
#509 – Farm in Dummerston, VT (southern) for sale: 138A, of which 16A are in Christmas trees, 1A in organic rhubarb, 105A in managed woodland including 20A of sugar bush, and 5-6A organically certifiable for other crops. Buildings include an 1,800 sq ft cape with an attached greenhouse; a 1,296 sq ft manufactured ranch house in good condition; a 3,360 sq ft gambrel barn with two wings, one with horse stalls; a 2,500 sq ft office/garage/shop; a woodshed and “corn crib” building. The current owners intend to occupy the farmhouse for their lifetimes, and are willing to offer ca $75,000 worth of farm equipment, and to transfer the Christmas tree and rhubarb operations, including customer lists, website, and marketing information, and to orient and assist buyers. Property is subject to an existing farmland conservation easement. Potential buyers should visit the website to learn the procedures necessary to purchase the farm and for further details. Asking $290,000.
#523 – Farm for sale in South Hero, VT (northern): 169A, of which 100A are organically-managed cropland and pasture, with high tensile fencing around the perimeter and watering systems and cattle lanes in place, and sugar bush with 2,000 potential taps. Buildings include a two-story, three-bedroom timber frame house of about 2,300 sq ft with a 1,500 sq ft basement; a 4,000 sq ft SuperStructure barn; and a 30’ x 40’ garage with an attached shed that was used as a poultry processing facility. The farm, which is on Grand Isle in Lake Champlain, is under a farmland conservation easement that requires that the land remain a working farm in perpetuity, with an existing three-acre farmstead complex in which additional agricultural or forestry-related structures can be built without further permission, and another three-acre complex in which further structures can be built, subject to some restrictions. More detail can be found on the website.