Flower Farm & Gardens - 4.4 acres for sale - Marshfield, VT

Posted on April 12, 2022Last updated 1 month ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

2263 US 2, Marshfield, Vermont 05658

Total number of acres available with this property:

4.4

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

4.2

Acres of pasture:

4.2

Acres of forested land:

0.2

Other open and/or non-farmable land:

Located .5 miles west of Marshfield Village. 845 feet on US Route 2, 360 feet bordering the Winooski River, 404 feet bordering a 1 acre parcel owned by the State of Vermont. Western border is 468 feet border by 5 acres of private land. Formerly used agriculturally. Survey by Chase & Chase, Barre available.
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Water sources details

Water is pumped from the Winooski River which runs parallel to the property, Estimate received from Manosh Well Drilling for an artesian well. 2017 estimate of $16,000 due to approximate depth of 600 feet and neighboring well of +500 feet.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

14 X 26 foot structure, including 12X14 open for marketing and 14 X 14 as storage and office space. Later is insulated. 220 electrical service from Route 2 is underground to building. Telephone is underground. On premise port-a-potty. Business has been operated seasonally, late April through late October.

Farmer housing

None available

Farmer housing details

Local zoning is agricultural/residential. No commercial zoning in this town.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

Rototillers, zero turn lawn mower, golf cart, 2021 Ranger UTV, New Holland tractor w/bucket, mower, tiller, carry-all, trailer. Ladders, hand tools, hoses, buckets, shade cloth, bungie cords, rope tie downs for 3600 square feet of shade houses, 2 water pumps, pump house, & all necessary distribution hoses. Website https://vermontflowerfarm.com
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

Land, all equipment, inventory of potted plants and field plants. Price includes $32000 of plants and supplies that will carry business through 2023 season and compensate for supply chain issues for various fertilizers, pots & potting soils. In business since 1983.

Sale price

$732,000
Additional Information

Description

Vermont Flower Farm is an exceptional business located on high visibility US Route 2, a major commercial route. The location brings over 15% of its customer base from Maine, and additional out-of-state travelers. The website https://vermontflowerfarm.com,  The Vermont Gardener blog, personal George Africa Facebook page, Vermont Flower Farm & Gardens business FB page, the Instagram account vermontflowerfarm, and other forms of social media provide excellent advertising through profound plant imagery, stories, training, and videos. The website serves as a catalog to prepare visitors for their purchases and is a growing mail-order business for plants sold throughout the Continental US.  During the past three years, similar nursery businesses in Vermont have experienced owners retiring and as such the VFF customer base has grown. Another business that includes perennial plants in nearby Cabot is in its final year of operation as the owner is retiring there too so some of those customers will likely transition to Vermont Flower Farm. Many might be surprised by what distances people drive each year  to visit our nursery, walks the gardens and make purchases. The high visibility of this location could be broadened to include sale of vegetables and fruits, Vermont made crafts, craft beers, wines and liquors, cannabis products, maple syrup, and/or Christmas trees. We chose to operate our business seasonally but clearly the property is conducive to a variety of agrarian opportunities. The extensive plantings are visible from Route 2 so not only do they present an effective form of advertising, the plants provide an ongoing supply of popular plants. Our plants are properly signed and that enhances sales too. This business is so well-founded that any ideas to enhance it would be a financial success. When we decided to leave the Burlington area and move to Marshfield in 1989, our only wonder was what it would be like to move to a small town. We quickly found that on any day of the year you can find people and interests that will match yours. The nearby state parks, hiking trails, lakes, ponds and rivers are the best. Come visit!      

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