The farm has one acre of raspberies, two-thirds acre of strawberries, one acre of blueberries and other perennials. Additional acreage is currently used to grow a variety of vegetables, melons, and winter squash. The remainder of the farm is used for hay production. The soil fertility has been maintained with manure, lime, and fertilizer. The farm is GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certified.
Lease Terms: A buyer may elect to lease the farm from VLT for up to 14 months. Under a lease scenario a buyer will have a written lease with VLT and a purchase and sales agreement to acquire the farm for $415,000. VLT asks a buyer pay $1,000 per month during the lease. Lease payments will not start until July of 2017. Equipment A full list of the equipment and asking prices will be available upon request. A buyer interested in acquiring any of the existing supplies or equipment should indicate this in their proposal. The purchase price does not include any equipment or supplies. Conservation Easement 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 conservation easements will include the 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 farm to a non-farmer. This provision helps ensure the long-term affordability of the property to future farmers. Additional farm labor housing may be constructed with prior approval.
Open Houses We are hosting two open houses at the farm to allow potential buyers to see the property. They will be Wednesday, November 30 and Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. We strongly recommend attendance at an open house, since there is limited availability to see the farm outside of these dates. Interested parties are asked to respond if planning to attend. Jon Ramsay Director, Farmland Access Program Vermont Land Trust P.O. Box 143 Greensboro, VT 05841(802) 533-7705 JRamsay@vlt.org www.vlt.org/norrisfarm