Crow Hill Farm

The Land

Property Owner:

Land trust or other conservation organization

Property Location:

Flamstead Rd, Chester, Vt

Total number of acres available with this property:

1-5

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

1-5

Acres of pasture:

1-5

Acres of forested land:

1-5
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Water sources details

Drilled well

Barns and sheds

Available

Farm infrastructure details

• Dairy barn: 100 tie stalls • Garage: 20’x30’ • Equipment shed: 24’x75’ • Equipment shed: 36’x33’ • Three small sheds

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

Four bedroom farmhouse - well-maintained

Equipment and machinery

None available
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

VLT currently owns Crow Hill Farm and is committed to working with an incoming buyer on this transition. During VLT’s interim ownership and through the remainder of the conservation process, VLT plans to lease the farm to the buyer for approximately one year. At the end of the conservation process the buyer will acquire the farm. VLT is interested in finding a buyer who will take over responsibilities of operating the farm in 2017, if possible.
Additional Information

Description

VLT is seeking a farmer who will operate a commercial farm business and contribute to the agricultural community. The farm has been well-maintained and the land can be certified organic. The farm will be sold subject to a perpetual farmland conservation easement that will allow all types of agricultural uses and new agricultural structures. The easement will include an option to purchase at agricultural value. This option allows VLT to purchase the farm at its agricultural value should the buyer (or a future owner) attempt to sell the land to a non-farmer. This provision is added to the easement to ensure the long-term affordability of the property to future farmers.
The easement will allow the existing house and farm structures to be repaired or enlarged and new farm structures to be constructed. If needed for the viability of the farm operation, additional farm-labor housing may be constructed. There will be a designated “building envelope” of approximately five acres where farm and forestry structures may be built without prior approval of VLT. The final size and delineation of the complex will be configured to provide long-term utility to the farmer.
Purchase Price of the Farm
The purchase price is $401,000. This is the current appraised value subject to the conservation easement restrictions.
Lease Terms
VLT plans to lease the farm to the buyer for approximately one year while the conservation process is completed. The buyer will have a written lease with VLT and a purchase and sales agreement to acquire the farm for $401,000. VLT asks a buyer to maintain all aspects of the farm and pay all utilities during the lease. Any other lease terms will be negotiated between the buyer and VLT.
Capital for Infrastructure Investment
A buyer may submit a proposal that includes a request to VLT for a loan of up to $50,000 for infrastructure improvements needed to start the proposed farm operation at Crow Hill Farm. VLT and the selected buyer will negotiate the final terms of the loan.
Open Houses
We are hosting two open houses at the farm to allow potential buyers to see the property. They will be on Saturday, March 4 and Thursday, March 9, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Please go to www.vlt.org/crowhillfarm for more information.

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