Diversified, 100 % Grass Fed, Organic Dairy Farm & Cheese operation for sale, with house - Hardwick, MA

Posted on July 15, 2018Last updated 1 month ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

42 Jackson Rd Hardwick (Worcester County) MA

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:

51-100

Other open and/or non-farmable land

Total acreage for sale is 220 acres. No conservation restrictions on the land. APR or MA Farm Viability opportunities remain. 30 acres of wetlands in 2 swamp areas, & one creek bordering pasture for animal watering. 80 acres of established fenced pasture Miles of frontage for residential development, although we prefer it remains a farm

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
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well
Pond
River/stream
Other

Water sources details

Well on barn side of the road for barns and farmhouse. Pasture access to 2 different swamps. One creek. Swimming pond fed by old ice pond.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

3 barns 1. Creamery barn w/utility area in front, back w/calf area, calving stall, storage, dry storage & hay mow. Farm store 2, Milking barn, parlor & free-stall & mechanic area, hay mow 3. Heifer barn with 42 panel solar array 4. Garage with walk in cooler 5. Greenhouse- 24 x 42 6. Farm house with woodshed, tool shed & insulated storage

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

5 bedroom antique farmhouse w/3 full baths, suitable for farm owner. Many renovations/updates. (new windows/high effec. propane furnace & outdoor wood furnace) Gorgeous wood beams ceilings. New post & beam porch. Includes Active Airbnb private quest suite. Nearby 2 bedroom house for farm employee for rental (we own, not part of sale).

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

Tractors Truck Cheese/creamery equipment Cheese inventory (currently $100K) Cow-35 milkers, another 35 heifers & calves
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

Asking price is $2,100,000 for fair market value of the entire farm. (Farmhouse w/active Airbnb, barns, cows, farm equipment, creamery & equipment, established cheese business with customer base, established raw milk business with customer base, farm store, cheese inventory. We are willing to negotiate a transition period as needed by the new farmer for education. We are not in a position to do owner-financing, but could rent the land with the purchase of the house & business. APR (MA Agricultural Preservation Restriction) could be placed on the land in the future as part of the future land purchase.

Sale price

$1,500,000+
Additional Information

Description

We would like to see the property remain a working farm. There is potential to expand on the cheese and raw milk business that we we have started. We are selling so we can retire as we are in our mid 60's & without family interested in continuing as a family farm.

There are several longstanding & very knowledgeable employees that live locally as well as our main man living in the employee house we own.  The employee house is not part of the sale but can still be rented. 

35 milking cows in mixed herd of Normandy, Jersey & Holstein & approximately 35 young stock. Enough existing pasture to graze 45-50 cows or additional land can be cleared using pigs, goats or sheep.

Small pork operation (4 pigs) the last 2 years & 35 laying chickens, eggs, pork and dairy  cull beef sold in our farm store which also could be expanded.

We also did a vegetable CSA this last year with potential to expand.

We are willing to negotiate a training & transitional period. 

Overall, the farm & cheese business has much potential for growth. 

Willing to consider partial purchase & partial rental options along with buyer participation in conservation programs. 

Website is www.robinsonfarmcheese.com

Please begin contact to Pamela Robinson by email only via [email protected].  If I do not respond assume I did not see the email and please send again.

No drop ins or phone calls please. 

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