4 acres for rent - Hinesburg, VT

Posted on June 11, 2018Last updated 4 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Private non-farming landowner

Property Location:

2678 Silver St

Total number of acres available with this property:

1-5

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

1-5

Acres of pasture:

1-5

Acres of forested land:

Not Applicable

Other open and/or non-farmable land

probably half an acre at the bottom of a watershed, really soggy most parts of the year there.

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

Yes
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well

Water sources details

Hose line plumbed out to barn. Wells available as well to pump from, need to be resurrected.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

2 enormous barns, both 2 plus stories both have stalls and gates and pens on first floor. Second floor of one has some storage and the massive second floor of the other will need repairs but is an old hay loft. about 40 feet tall

Farmer housing

None available

Farmer housing details

Enough space that possibly a small yurt or trailer or camper would work, but no room in the house right now.

Equipment and machinery

None available

Equipment and machinery details

Small hand tools..... if someone had their own equipment there is plenty of storage and the possibility of making an additional large shed
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for rent
Other

Property for lease

Short term or long term lease, open to almost any arrangement
Additional Information

Description

Small gentleman's farm in the southern part of Hinesburg that was once a huge working Dairy farm in the 40's and 50's and 60's.  Gently sloping down into a Lewis creek watershed and back up the other side this is surrounded by fields and farms and a land trust to the West. 

This would be ideal for goats and/or sheep, etc.  Someone willing to clear a large sumac stand could also till and grow almost any kind of crop, too.  We have a small flock of chickens we currently maintain, several apple trees and plum trees and a pear tree, heirloom Rhubarb and horseradish and tons of comfrey and wildflowers.  A very large old silo still in superb working condition.  A farm stand would do very well here too, there is a smaller dedicated driveway to the back that could be routed differently to allow better and hassle free access.

Typical clay soil stays pretty wet and grows anything extremely well. ZERO chemicals used since we bought the places 4 years ago and the previous owners also state they did not use chemicals at all, the land was virtually abandoned for a couple decades.,

The barn structures are T shaped and have water and electricity run to them last year so systems are current.  The older barn is in great shape, just needs some cleaning and minor repairs (window panes, etc.) The larger barn I am working to get some roof repair on asap... its is structutrally sound but needs some panels repaired and replaced and some cinder blocks re-laid that fell in due to poor drainage over the decades, but both are safe and straight and solid.

Looking to get the farm back in at least semi working order and either a barter for labor and supplies or a straight rental agreement that would allow me to buy same.  Depending on the venture, we are open to almost any agreement that makes sense for us both.  Several people could do several small cooperative and complimentary ventures here too.  I can send more pics and more info upon request.

 

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