Autumn Hills Orchard - 83 acres for sale - Groton, MA

Posted on April 5, 2021Last updated 1 week ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

495 Chicopee Row, Groton, Massachusetts

Total number of acres available with this property:

83.6

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

60.4

Acres of pasture:

0.0

Acres of forested land:

23.2

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

Approximately 60 acres is in productive orchard use. The orchard contains 3,388 apple trees, ranging mostly from newly planted to around 40 years old. There are more than 30 varieties of apples, plus peaches, pears, grapes, plums, raspberries, blueberries and pumpkins.

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?:

No

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

Nick Pratt ([email protected]) - LandVest - MLS# 72807014
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well
Irrigation system
Pond
River/stream

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

Rear barn: 5,000 sf, metal construction, c. 1970, drive-in garage for farm equipment, tailboard height dock, and two walk-in coolers. Front barn: 1,800 sf, c. 1980, retail space, equipment storage, shop space, small office, and bathroom. Two small equipment sheds.

Farmer housing

None available

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

A separate price will be established for all furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) to be sold. An FF&E inventory is available.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Sale price

$1,900,000
Additional Information

Description

Autumn Hills Orchard has been a working orchard for over 80 years and is now one of only two remaining commercial orchards in Groton and the only orchard in Groton that welcomes pick-your-own customers.  The current owner has owned the property since 1996 and wishes to find the next steward to continue the orchard, which offers many opportunities for growth.  The property is enrolled in Chapter 61A but not subject to any permanent restrictions.  The orchard contains nearly 3,400 apple trees, ranging from newly planted to around 40 years old.  There are more than 30 varieties of apples, plus peaches, pears, grapes, plums, raspberries, blueberries and pumpkins.  The site features three prominent drumlins that offer spectacular 360-degree views, including Wachusett Mountain, Mount Monadnock, and the Uncanoonuc Mountains.  Located only 45 miles from downtown Boston.         

Please contact Nick Pratt at [email protected] for additional information.

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