$809,525 38 ACRES - (175 total Available) Partial purchase & rent land. Cheese Operation and/or Grass Fed, Organic Dairy/Farm land/Farmhouse - Hardwick, MA

Posted on July 15, 2018Last updated 1 month ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

42 Jackson Road, Hardwick, MA

Total number of acres available with this property:

175.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

34.5

Acres of pasture:

7.5

Acres of forested land:

86.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

175 acres includes 34.5 A. of prime soil currently in pasture/fields 7.5 A. current open Pasture. 2 A. homestead area, 6 A. barnyards & animal corral. Remaining marketable timberland or to develop, miles of frontage, no land restrictions. 2 A fish pond & 1 acre swimming hole, & animal access to wetlands.

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?:

Yes

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

Yes

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. The Robinson's ask that you please contact the realtor first.
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well
Shallow well or spring reservoir
Pond
River/stream
Other

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

Available

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

Available

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

Available

Equipment and machinery details

Updated 10/6/20 Cheese Invent $34200 Feed Invent $20,125 Cheese Equip $30,450 Lab Equip $818 Cut, Pack, Wrap, Ship $7795 Dry Storage $3057 Refrigeration $ 5475 Farm store equip. $1565 Dairy Equip & Supl $8765 Greenhouse & Misc $3120 Livestock $27610 Farm Equip $ 62955 Trucks & Tractors $ 80,500 Market equip $ 235 Total $ 286620
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale
Other

Property for sale

Asking price is $809,525 for Homestead, house with 2.5 acres Prime Soil. Land w/ 2 acre fish pond 1acre swimming pond, timberland clearable land. (35.65 acres) Additional 60.2 Acres of Pasture/Fields owned by the Robinson's can be "rented to buy" at $75/acre. This includes 47.5 Prime, 12.7 Pasture, 8.1 unimproved This listing is a partial purchase of the house/barns, 38 acres with cows and equipment & rent to own the pastures/fields. Federal & MA Conservation Restrictions options available for a future buyer. For entire farm: 175 acres Farmhouse w/active Airbnb, barns, cows, farm equipment, solar array, creamery & equipment, established cheese business w/customer base, former raw milk business w/ available customer base, farm store, cheese inventory. Consultation, education & training as needed to be negotiate.

Sale price

$809
Additional Information

Description

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 & expanded farm store sales.

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.

(10.6.2020, all inventory subject to change, inquire within) 

Milking cows are now sold, but 27 remaining stock includes bred heifers to milk in the spring. Enough pasture with the sale and & additional adjacent pasture to rent to graze 45 & more  land can be cleared using pigs, goats, sheep 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 milked 1 x/day in winter. 

We are willing to negotiate a training & transitional period. 

www.robinsonfarmcheese.com

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]. Ray & Pam ask that you do not call or email the farm directly.

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