150.12 acres of open and wooded conserved agricultural land is now for sale in Benson Vermont. This is a wonderful combination of green fertile meadows , fenced pasture land and a manageable woodlot. A home is allowed to be built on the property and its intended and preferred use is for continuance in the Land Trust Conservation Program. The Farmers and Owners of this property are presently certified Dairy Farmers and have found that they no longer need this parcel that is separate from their home farm. They have maintained it well and get an average of 3 cuttings or more a year on the 80 acres of easily to access meadows. The pastures are used for grazing heifers and the woodlot supports some hunting and firewood. This farm land is set among a couple of other working farms and close to 5 other properties that are conserved as well. This is a great opportunity to get in to the farming business with a variety of options.. Growing varied crops, raising horses, and cattle, orchard and vineyard potential, market gardening, and more.
Benson is a small farming community with several horse farms and a few dairy farms in operation. A recent apple orchard has opened up nearby as well as a peaceful Retreat at Mercy Farm just down the road. The Honey business is going strong in Benson as well. We have an elementary school, a Volunteer Fire Dept as well as a First response team. It is situated about 40 min to the larger towns of Middlebury and half and hour to Rutland. Several lakes in the area including a 20 minute drive to Lake Champlain. Property lies on both sides of a quiet, town maintained dirt road just a little over a mile off Rt 22 A. Land is level and slightly rolling with beautiful sunsets, sunrises and views of the mountains.
Fall is upon us and the leaves are turning. Come take a look at a beautiful piece of Vermont and see if this is the right move for you and your family. Contact : Jeanne Bartholomew Jeanne Bartholomew Realty [email protected] 802-537-4938 ( I am a dairy farmer and neighbor and can guide you through the purchase)
Property is conserved thru the Vermont Land Trust Montpelier Vermont Donald Campbell VLT 802-223-5234