Berkshire Sweet Gold Maple Farm - 95 acres for sale, with house - Heath, MA

Posted on April 13, 2021Last updated 1 week ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

21 Rowe Road, Heath Massachusetts 01346

Total number of acres available with this property:

95.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

89.0

Acres of pasture:

6.0

Acres of forested land:

83.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

This is a variegated hardwood forest at 1500' with wetlands that supports 3700 maple taps managed using agroecology methods which support biodiversity. The acreage is a volunteer supporter of the Mass. Biomap II conservation objectives: http://maps.massgis.state.ma.us/dfg/biomap2.htm (An additional 900 taps are on contingent properties.

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

No

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?:

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 #:

Wanda Mooney, Cauldwell Banker (preview before MLS listing in May)
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well
Shallow well or spring reservoir
River/stream

Water sources details

Farm & home share a 500' deep well of superb water (well pump replaced in 2020). West Brook flows through the property and supports critical habitat wetlands including brook trout, beavers, mink, fishers, bears etc. There is a boxed surface spring (not used) next to the Sugarhouse.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

A 900' winding lane & steel/oak bridge with underground power and fiber-optic high-speed internet forks to a fully operational and state-of-the-art sugarhouse, tanks, material storage. The other fork passes an open bay triple garage to the home, and an open farm animal run-in shed. seclusion, wild forest & 4600 maple taps surround.

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

35x45 modified post&beam built by the owners in 1992 and clad in white cedar shakes. Soaring ceilings, open beams, two story solar turret, 4 bedroom, 2 baths, local woods, curly maple, cherry etc. Italian tiling and stained glass in an Arts & Crafts style. Full working basement & attic. Hot water solar, quality plumbing, wiring.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

Turnkey high-tech sugar house inventory, 1+ yr supply of syrups in stainless, 4600 taps, Available training to unique methods and direct-market loyal customer base. Packing, shipping supplies. 4wd Ford tractor & implements, 15kw backup generator, hot-water solar, new well pump, complete farm tool inventory, robust tool shop.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

Business and home are being sold at fair market value privileging those with a conservation ethos. This maple agroforestry project producing a wildly popular single-crop & single batch crop unique to maple agriculture and uniquely profitable over decades as our single source of income. During the pandemic nationwide mail-order has increased five-fold. The home is majestic. While this land offers numerous agricultural options we are available for consultancy or training as requested and negotiated. We are selling to persue our international agroecology activities as Island Reach.org which were developed here at BSG Farm. www.BerkshireSweetGold.com www.IslandReach.org

Sale price

$875,000
Additional Information

Description

The Farm for Sale webpage can be viewed at the BSG farm website:

https://www.berkshiresweetgold.com/farmforsale.html

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