38 Organic Acres, Greenhouse, Barn, Pasture, Forest in Great Town

Posted on November 28, 2016Last updated 4 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

Upper Dummerston Road, Brattleboro Vermont

Total number of acres available with this property:

21-50

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

6-20

Acres of pasture:

Not Applicable

Acres of forested land:

21-50

Other open and/or non-farmable land

25 acres forest resources for timber (oak and pine), woodlot, and forest grazing, and rec/trails/nature. Property is bounded on two sides by brooks, 2 waterfalls, one historically used for animal watering and for filling a 1/8 acre pond. Some land around farmhouse best suited to perennial growing and on-farm sales.
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Water sources details

Productive drilled well for farmstead. Springhouse rights across the street from property and pipe running down to the pond site or to fill trough. Brook is easily accessible to pasture and set up to be water source for pond, cattle.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

2 1/2 story gunstock frame bank barn 1800s; NEW 9 KW PV system on the barn. 26'x72' Rimol double poly/IR greenhouse, wiggle wire, black locust baseboard, Part bench/part in-ground; trenched water and electric added 2017. Solid and beautiful 12x16 workshop/cabin, fully insulated with Jotul woodstove 2018. New 200 amp service

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

Beautiful 1830 farmhouse with original wood floors, moldings, south windows & full porch, 2100 sq. ft. Set up as a studio apartment with brand new kitchen and fireplace and a three bedroom home on the other side and upstairs. Insulated high density closed cell foam and cellulose Dec '17. Cabin could also serve as housing.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

Kubota L3800HST w/bucket, 5' Machio tiller, 5' rotary cutter, and forks. Excellent condition vl hours. Auto-venting 26x72 Rimol greenhouse with roll-ups. 20085.7l Toyota Tundra extracab; Coolbot cooler equipment; Germination & propagation - efficient lights combo LED and T8, shelving, heat mats. Shop tools, mower, Stihl trimmer, chainsaw.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

Farmhouse, barn, new greenhouse, tractor and implements, 30 panel brand new full-farm PV system, and 38.4 acres for sale 520,000. Must put forward a minimum of 275,000; rest could possibly be owner financed. This is the only arrangement which will get the existing 2100 sq. foot renovated historic farmhouse in its entirety. The farm could also be divided for 200,000 minimum to own the pasture and forest and put up your own house and infrastructure. Lastly, the farm ownership could be divided at some other ratio, including one-half of the farmhouse as a duplex. Note: Don't waste my time or yours if you don't have the sale price but only want to own solo. The sale price is based on a long list of brand-new investments and local land values and marketing potential and what I need to get back to move to another place. If you want to own in entirety, and keep it simple, thats the price. If you want to consider something more creative and cost-effective for both entitities, I'm open to proposals and think this great place could accomodate two families or two enterprises with plenty of privacy and great resources.

Sale price

$300,000-$400,000
Additional Information

Description

Dear Farm Buyer, Lessee, or Investor/Co-owner, 
Don't contact me unless you are real, direct, and liquid. I don't play games and have zero time to waste on blowhards and window shoppers. The prices are reality not particularly negotiable. This is the only farm for sale in Brattleboro. The closest is a $725,000 property right up the road from me with terrible soil. 
This place is beautiful and turnkey for a 4-season operation in a neighborhood with over 300 conserved acres, 2 other working farms, drive-by customers and great neighbors. This is a beautiful, peaceful place to work and for visitors. It has a special charm for a diversified, small direct market operation and agritourism/farm education. There are places that are less expensive in the boonies or with trailers for housing, but Brattleboro is a very special community with a fantastic Farmers' Market, year-round, and a local Coop. There's a thriving network of farms, farmers, and farm customers within the community.
I put in a greenhouse with electric, plumbing, newly tilled 2 acres, newly fenced and organically fertilized pasture, cooler equipment, excellent Kubota tractor and implements. 9 KW PV solar on the south-facing barn roof. I have plans, estimates for the next steps and am happy to share or manage for you. The barn only needs an estimated $10-15,000 of work, amazing solid queen-post gunstock frame.
I'm open to an enthusiastic and capable investor to share the opportunity and the excitement of building a sustainable, small-scale, quality-driven operation. There is also plenty of room here for two entities with separate housesites and separate ownership - the bulk of the property could go to you, minus my 2 acres, or to me minus your farmstead, but the use could be coordinated for mutual benefit. I'd prefer to stay in the old house on the road and let you have your choice of which portion of the duplex you'd like, or choice of housesites with views, but I could also be the one to build new, or I could move away entirely for the right price.. There are several potential housesites you could choose from without detracting from the beauty or productivity of the land.
You are grounded, smart, capable, committed to sustainability/renewable energy/organics and financially ready. If you have $300,000 to invest you'd be coming in with equal skin in the game to eitehr partner or buy half. Priority will be given to those with business, berry, perennial, honey, sugaring or livestock experience, although money and a passion for hard-work and follow through could "trump" that, and I look forward to hearing your enterprise ideas.  
Come walk the land, look at photos, tell me your vision. I'm continuing to farm here in the meantime.
Lisa Holderness
Brattleboro, VT 05301
[email protected]
(802) 380-7797
 

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