175 ACRES - PRICE REDUCED 3/20 Cheese Operation and/or Grass Fed, Organic Dairy/Farm land/Farmhouse - Hardwick, MA

Posted on July 15, 2018Last updated 3 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

42 Jackson Road, Hardwick, MA

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

Acreage 175 A, for sale. No Conservation restrictions on property We prefer no development but recent appraisal included potential for 15 (5 A) residential lots. Total 175 A appraised at $3000/A without development.

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?:


Is there a forest management plan for forestland on the available property?:


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


If the property is contracted to be sold through a real estate agent, please provide name of agent and/or agency and the MLS #:

David Geraway - Properties Central Realty direct: 508-981-4638 MLS #: 72602332
Farm Information

Water sources present


Types of water sources present

Drilled well

Water sources details

Well on barn side of the road for barns and farmhouse. Pasture access to 2 wetlands & Danforth Brook. Swimming pond fed by old ice pond.

Barns, sheds or other structures


Farm infrastructure details

1. Creamery barn - Front includes Farm store, Back - calf area & calving pen. Up- Hay mow & dry storage 2, Milking barn - free-stall & milking parlor, hay mow 3. Heifer barn w/42 panel solar & equip storage 4. Garage w/walk in cooler 5. Greenhouse-24 x 42 6. Farmhouse w/woodshed, tool shed, insulated storage & 3 sided equip./animal building

Farmer housing


Farmer housing details

5 bdrm. farmhouse w/3 full baths, Many renovations. (new windows/high efficiency propane furnace/outdoor wood furnace) Gorgeous wood beam ceilings. Post & beam porch. Active Airbnb Guest suite w/pvt. entrance & pvt. bath. Also 2 Bedroom Ranch Style house for farm employee (not included in sale but would sell or rent)

Equipment and machinery


Equipment and machinery details

subject to change Cheese Invent $92,000 Feed Invent $20,050 Cheese Equip $30,975 Lab Equip $818 Pack & Ship Invent $8855 Dry Storage $5092 Refrigeration $ 5475 Farm store $2025 Dairy Equip & Supplies $12,290 Greenhouse & Misc $3120 Livestock $7,380 Farm Equip $ 66280 Trucks & Tractors $ 80,500 Market equip $ 685 Total $ 335, 545
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale
Property for rent

Property for sale

Asking price is $1,559,000. for entire farm. 175 acres Farmhouse w/active Airbnb, barns, cows, farm equipment, solar array, creamery & equipment, established cheese business w/customer base, established raw milk business w/ customer base, farm store, cheese inventory. Consultation, education & training as needed to be negotiate. We are not in a position to do owner-financing, but could rent the land with the purchase of the house, cows, equipment & business. Also could sell less land, and/or Land Trust donation and land rented. Federal & MA Conservation Restrictions options available.

Sale price

Additional Information


We would like to see the property remain a working farm. There is great potential to expand on the cheese & raw milk business as well as increasing the overall diversity of the farm with vegetables and additional animals.

We are selling so we can retire & without family interested in continuing as a family farm.

The employee house is not part of the sale but can still be rented by an employee.

(3/20/2020, all inventory subject to change, inquire within) 

23 milking cows in mixed herd of Normandy, Jersey & Holstein & approximately 39 young stock. Enough existing pasture to graze 45-50 cows or additional land can be cleared using pigs, goats or lama's.   90 acres of additional land is rented in the area for hay prodution.

Additional conventional milk could be purchased locally for increased utilization of the creamery in winter when the cows are on hay, to make a non-organic cheese. Historically, we milk 1 x/day in winter for 2019-2020 we will be seasonal.

Small pork operation (4 pigs) the last 2 years & 35 laying chickens, eggs, pork and dairy, cull beef sold in our farm store which also could be expanded.

We also did a vegetable CSA in 2018 with potential to expand.

We are willing to negotiate a training & transitional period. 

Willing to consider many purchase options along with buyer participation in conservation programs. 


Telegram & Gazette news article here

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Please call real estate agent Dave Geraway with Properties Central Realty Directly: 508-981-4638. All inquiries can also be emailed to: [email protected] or [email protected] 

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