250 tree apple orchard (2.5 acres) ready for 2019 season! Additional ~4 acres available for other crops - Sterling, MA

Posted on March 12, 2019Last updated 4 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Private non-farming landowner

Property Location:

Sterling, Massachusetts

Total number of acres available with this property:

6.5

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

6.5

Acres of pasture:

0.0

Acres of forested land:

0.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land

No wetlands, no waterbodies

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

Yes

Is the property protected with any type of Conservation Easement?:

No

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

No

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

No
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Town/municipal water

Barns, sheds or other structures

None available

Farmer housing

None available

Equipment and machinery

None available
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for rent

Property for lease

Long term lease agreement for apple orchard Short or long term lease for additional arable land
Additional Information

Description

The apple orchard has been farmed continuously for decades by a local farmer, who must give it up this year. It is in excellent condition and ready for the new farmer to take it over as soon as possible. The orchard spans 2 privately owned lots; each is zoned under Chapter 61A. No rent is required; the only requirement of the new farmer is to complete the 61A application each year for each lot to prove the minimum sales was achieved.

The additional available cropland is offered under a similar agreement to follow the rules of 61A.

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