Bryant Farm, Pawlet

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

northeast corner of Pawlet

Total number of acres available with this property:

151-300

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

21-50

Acres of pasture:

51-100

Acres of forested land:

21-50
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Water sources details

Drilled well and spring.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

1) Old dairy barn: 130x35 post-and-beam with 30x50 wings; poor condition; 2) Freestall Barn: 2002; 186x60; good condition; 3)Heifer barn: 70x30 post and beam; holds 24 cows; fair condition; 4) Morton building: 42x80; good condition; 5) Pole barn: 70x24; 6)Old calf barn: 37x30; 7)Horse barn: 32x30; 8)Bunks silo: 40x100; 9) 2 Harvester silos

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

• Farmhouse: 3,600 square feet of living space; average condition • Farm labor house: double wide; fair condition • Mobile home site (mobile home is owned by tenant)

Equipment and machinery

None available
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

In order to facilitate the transfer, a buyer may elect to lease the farm from the owners for one to two years. The lease rate is $1,000 per month with the buyer paying utilities. If a buyer elects to lease the farm, a lease will be executed with the current owners as well as a purchase and sales agreement.

Sale price

$300,000-$400,000
Additional Information

Description

The Bryant Farm is located in an active farming community close to both Manchester and Rutland. A $25,000 grant is available to the incoming farmer for upgrading or constructing infrastructure that will improve nutrient management facilities and/or improve water quality. Incoming dairy farmers interested in converting to certified organic dairy production may apply through VLT to a private foundation for a $50,000 grant for organic daily transition. These grants are for farms located in the Mettowee Valley only; awards are not selected by VLT. All existing pastureland can be certified organic.
The farm was an active dairy until last spring. The freestall barn has 112 stalls and a 12-stall step-up parlor milking system.  The milking equipment, pipeline, and bulk tank all go with the barns. There is a leased solar array which goes with the barns. It is used to heat the milk-house water. An engineering study of the old dairy barn has been completed. A buyer looking to restore the barn should refer to this report prior to finalizing their plans regarding the barn.
The farm will be sold subject to a perpetual farmland conservation easement that will allow all types of agricultural uses. The easement will include an option to purchase at agricultural value; this option allows VLT to purchase the farm at its agricultural value should the buyer (or a future owner) attempt to sell the farm to a non-farmer. This provision is added to the easement to ensure the long-term affordability of the property to future farm owner-operators. The easement will allow the existing houses and farm structures to be repaired or enlarged and new farm structures to be constructed. If needed for the viability of the farm operation, additional farm labor housing may be permitted. There will be a designated “Building Envelope” of approximately­­­ 11 acres where farm and forestry structures may be built without prior approval of VLT. The final size and delineation of the complex will be configured to provide long-term utility to the farm buyer.The proposed easement incudes a 50-foot-no-cut buffer around two wooded wetland areas and a 50-foot riparian protection zone along Beaver Brook.
If you are interested in visiting the farm, please contact Donald Campbell at 802 442 4915 or [email protected].
Call 802 -533-7705 for more information or [email protected] or www.vlt.org/bryant-farm

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