Certified Organic Grazing Dairy for sale, with house - Milk Contract with Local Creamery Included - Hawley, MA

Posted on October 20, 2018Last updated 1 month ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

58 Forget Road, Hawley, Massachusetts

Total number of acres available with this property:

151-300

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

101-150

Acres of pasture:

21-50

Acres of forested land:

51-100

Other open and/or non-farmable land

Farm pond

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?:

Yes

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 #:

N/A
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well
Shallow well or spring reservoir
Pond
River/stream

Water sources details

Drilled well for creamery, milkroom, and barn waterers; farm pond for K-Line irrigation, clean spring for pasture water system. Small brook running out of pond for limited, carefully managed livestock access.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

40x60 super-insulated creamery/milkroom. Attached 4-cow step-up parlor. Attached 80x132 WeCover pack barn, steel i-beam frame, full slab, and fabric roof 60x100 steel storage/ shop building with full slab and attached farm shop 42x72 pole barn 54x28 pole barn Historic schoolhouse (storage) 3-bedroom house with 2-car garage

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

3-bedroom house with 2-car garage, built 1978, excellent condition. recently updated with 24” of attic insulation, Marvin fiberglass windows, basement wall insulation, and a new solar hot water system.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

Full line of farm machinery for managing the forages and bedded pack, appraised at $199,281, including John Deere tractors, Bobcat skid steer, Kuhn and New Holland hay equipment, and assorted implements and equipment. Some new or nearly new, all maintained and in good to excellent condition (equipment list available).
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

Farm sold as a package and listed with September 2018 appraised values: • Cows, $63,400 • Equipment, $199,281 • Property, $1,150,000 • Farm shop business equipment and good will, $43,500 • Total: $1,456,181 Financing The farm’s current lending partners are supportive of, and interested in offering financing for the transition - more financing packaging information can be available by contacting [email protected] or filling out the Dirt Capital Partners inquiry form. https://www.dirtpartners.com/farmer-inquiry-form

Sale price

$1,000,000-$1,500,000
Additional Information

Description

COMPLETE WORKING FARM IN RURAL LOCATION WITH LOCAL ORGANIC MILK CONTRACT AND  PROFITABLE ONSITE SELF-SERVICE RETAIL SHOP.  HEALTHY SOILS AND COWS; BUILDINGS AND EQUIPMENT IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.

Sidehill Farm is a certified organic dairy, currently milking 30 Jersey, Normandy and cross cows, with a capacity to milk up to 60 cows.  The bulk of the milk goes to the Sidehill Farm brand of yogurt and sour cream that is produced on-farm, with a stable $48/cwt pay price under a long-term contract. The remaining 10% of the milk is bottled raw and sold in the self-service farm shop, along with an increasing quantity of meat (6,000# beef and 2,500 # pork in 2017) and other resale products from local farms. 

For a more complete description, photos, and links to soil maps and easement details, please go to:

http://www.sidehillfarm.net/listing

Open House Dates: Saturday October 27th, and Friday Nov 2nd, 10am to 2pm

To RSVP for an open house, for further information about the sale, or questions, please email [email protected]

 

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