200 certified fruit trees for over 30 years, the trees are of an age to be very productive; 50 are peach trees; the fruit is very popular esp. if sold at farmers' markets. The heirloom apple are top grade and sell well at many stores. European and Asian pears. There is room for expanding the orchard or for row crops. The orchard is fenced in. There is a well-built cider house with a full apartment above for renting and/ or apprentice. The farm is a successful business with fresh cider, the fruit and the fruit trees, and the apple cider vinegar. There is huge potential for eco-tourism combining the orchard and farm with the 200 feet of deep-water frontage on Blue Hill Bay. Established business reputation for consultations, advice and local trees and fruit community cider pressing, custom grafting and nursery work. Established market at stores and farmers markets.
Built in 1986, the house is modified post and beam, passive solar with glassed in greenhouse, basement. Baseboard heat from oil furnace. Waterford cook stove, Jotul wood stove in basement. Drilled well. House has 2 bedrooms upstairs, one bathroom and extra den/bedroom downstairs. Hand made doors, large carrying beams. An art studio downstairs can be converted into being part of living room or more bathroom or whatever. Small attic upstairs can be converted into another bathroom. Kitchen has pantry, immediate access to 3-season glassed in porch over-looking orchard and bay.
The most important aspects to our orchard? 1) is an ability to earn a good living from this small piece of land. 2) because of our particular climate, peaches thrive here and bring cash flow from the tourist market. 3) cider house is also the packing house for all fruits. It's large size invites community participation for pressing of fresh cider, hard cider, and vinegar. 4) forty different varieties of heirloom apple including rare and local. 5) 200 ft. of deep water shore frontage which has huge potential for eco-tourism as supplemental income. 6) ability to become expert in fruit culture including historical research and reestablishment of old historic orchards.
Equipment list: tractor, flail mower, bush hog, 3 point roto tiller, sprayer, large professional cider press, walk-in, storage tank(bulk), on demand hot-water heater, plastic crates, soaker hoses, 300 gallon water storage tank and electric pump, hand tools.
Asking Price - $750,000