The Farm Between - 18 Acre Organic Fruit Farm and Nursery for sale, with House - Jeffersonville, VT

Posted on May 20, 2020Last updated 1 month ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

3727 VT RT 15, Jeffersonville, VT 05464

Total number of acres available with this property:

18.3

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

12.0

Acres of pasture:

6.0

Acres of forested land:

0.3

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
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Shallow well or spring reservoir
River/stream

Water sources details

Gravity fed spring for house and nursery, stream for irrigation and livestock

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

2 large barns, one attached to the house, and one separate. The attached barn includes a small garage, a living area used as a seasonal apartment, and 1,200 sf open area used for retail space. The main barn is 6,600 sf and includes a full drive in hayloft. Two smaller outbuildings are also present.

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

The 1809 brick house is 2 stories with 3,500 sf. 4 bedrooms, and 2 full baths. It is in very good condition. Main heating is oil/hot water baseboard and a large cook/woodstove in the kitchen. The owners have done lots of work over the years insulating and improving energy efficiency. The large kitchen was completely renovated in 2010.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

27 HP Kioti Tractor, walk-in cooler, farm truck, lots of other miscellaneous equipment and supplies.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Sale price

$450,000
Additional Information

Description

'The Farm Between' is an iconic local organic farm nestled in the Lamoille River valley just north of Mount Mansfield and Smugglers Notch Ski Area. John and Nancy Hayden have stewarded the farm and business for the past 28 years and are ready to retire. Conveniently located on VT Route 15, between the two beautiful villages of Cambridge and Jeffersonville, the farm has excellent exposure to potential customers. The variable soils and topography create a variety of niches for perennial crops, vegetables, grazing, hedgerows and a pollinator sanctuary.

John and Nancy have focused on building healthy soil for the past 28 years and it shows! The farm consists of several small orchards, hundreds of berry bushes, a wildflower meadow, grazing areas, 5 hoop houses, and a nursery.  Some of the fruits grown include apples, aronia, black currants, elderberries, blueberries, raspberries, gooseberries, grapes, honeyberries, hazelberts, pears, seaberries, plums, and cherries.  There are also plantings of perennial vegetables such as rhubarb, asparagus, sunchokes and sea kale.  This is a turn-key opportunity to own an historic home on a fully functional perennial fruit farm and nursery. There is room for expansion as well as other potential enterprises. The farm is the focus of the recently published book, “Farming on the Wild Side: The Evolution of a Regenerative Organic Farm and Nursery,” available through Chelsea Green Publishing and on Amazon. You can also visit the farm website www.thefarmbetween.com. For more information about the farm contact John at [email protected].

 

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