Golden Well Farm & Apiaries

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

1089 River Rd, New Haven, VT

Total number of acres available with this property:

151-300

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

51-100

Acres of pasture:

21-50

Acres of forested land:

51-100

Other open and/or non-farmable land

About 20 acres is fertile river bottom, hadley/winooski sandy loam, the rest is a mix of clay. We farm organic vegetables on about 4 acres at the moment and have grown sunflowers, hay, and grains in other fields. We want to expand to U-Pick berries and are open to expanding into more wholesale production.
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Water sources details

We have 2 miles on the New Haven River.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

We have a large barn that we're wanting to update. We also have a storage shed, a farmstand and a cooler room. There's also a pole barn where we have events. There is an 1831 historic farmhouse on the property that houses our family and a 4 bedroom b&b and farm to table events.

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

We have a charming small 1830s cabin that had electricity but no running water. It is lightly insulated and can be used most of the year. In the coldest months, the house might be available as well, but we use it mainly for b&b and prefer to not give up the space.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

We have a BCS tiller with attachments and use contract work for bigger jobs.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Other

Other tenure arrangement

Partnership/farm manager. See description.
Additional Information

Description

Seeking Vegetable Farming Partner We are looking to partner with an experienced vegetable farmer (or a couple) on our land in New Haven, VT. We've been growing on this land for 4 years and purchased the property last year. Due to health reasons and the need to free up some time to focus on other programs we are developing (ie. agEd programs, events, b&b, kombucha etc.) we're looking for someone to join in and help take the reigns with the vegetable portion of our operation.  We have incredible soil, are organic certified, have a farm stand on a well traveled road, a spot at Shelburne Farmer's market, a large mailing list/social media presence, a good CSA base and possible housing. The right candidate would be someone with at least 2 years of experience managing a vegetable farm, community-minded and ready to take our veg operation to the next level. We'd like to start working together this year on a limited schedule and then full-time for the upcoming 2017 season.    Our Goals: To continue to cultivate healthy community around food and nature based wellness experiences To provide space, financial support and market opportunities for partnering farmer(s) to expand vegetable operation and create new farm products/projects To hand over day to day responsibility for vegetable production to farming partner(s) while still maintaining involved/having say in overall goals in production and quality of product going out into the market To maintain consistent aesthetic presentation and marketing/brand integrity. Increase production for veggies, not necessarily in the amount of land being cultivated, but in better yields (better pest control, weed suppression, soil quality etc.) Increase sales to local restaurants and key accounts (ie. summer camps) To continue to grow direct sale opportunities for vegetables and other farm products through B&B, farm to table events, pizza nights, retreats, kid programming etc. To support new farming ventures on quality soils and assisting in marketing these products (ie. herbs, livestock, cash crops) To keep farmers' markets and CSA going (even if with a small number of members). Note: this point is open for discussion.  

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