Valle-Vu Farm • 171 acres for sale with easement protection • Ripley (Somerset County), ME

The Land

Property owner

Farmer or farm family


285 Chandler Hill Rd, Ripley Maine 04930

Total number of acres available with this property


Acres of cropland or tillable land


Acres of pasture


Acres of forested land


Other open and/or non-farmable land

5 - suitable for Orchard/Fruit/Perennials

Farm Information

Water sources present


Types of water sources present

  • Drilled well
  • Pond

Barns, sheds or other structures


Farm infrastructure details

Barn - storage - shop

Farmer housing


Farmer housing details

Constructed in 1865, the farm house has 4 bedrooms and 1/2 bath on the upstairs floor with kitchen, pantry, large living room, office, and full bath on the first floor. The full bath has been recently upgraded; there is a wood stove in the kitchen and living room to supplement a new forced hot air furnace located in the basement. The house is fully functional with washer, dryer, kitchen appliances, and freezer in shed.

Equipment and machinery


Equipment and machinery details

3 pole barns

Is the property enrolled in a current use or other state program that affects property taxes?


Is the property protected with any type of Conservation Easement?


Easement details

This property is protected with an Agricultural Conservation Easement and held by Maine Farmland Trust and can be reviewed at any time.

Is the property certified organic, or does it qualify for organic certification under federal organic regulations?


Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

  • Property for sale

Sale price


Additional Information

The property has a rich farmland history as Frank E. Spizuoco was passionate about continuing the tradition to ensure the land stayed in agricultural production. Farmed continuously since 1865, the land has supported a diversified vegetable farm, dairy, hay fields, most recently home to a replacement dairy herd. Frank’s family had been on the land since the 1930s, and he kept careful records of the development of the property while using sustainable practices and especially paying attention to soil health. With a carefully laid out farm plan he followed an NRCS Conservation plan and an NRCS Forestry Plan for the woodlot—a holistic plan that recognizes and reflects farming’s dependence on nature for the next future farmer. 


Priced at $375,000


This property is protected with an Agricultural Conservation Easement and held by Maine Farmland Trust and can be reviewed at any time.

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