Folklore Farm • 9 acres for lease or sale, with tiny house • Cherryfield (Washington County), ME

Posted on September 15, 2020Last updated 1 week ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

304 Milbridge Road, Cherryfield, ME 04622

Total number of acres available with this property:

9.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

5.0

Acres of pasture:

3.0

Acres of forested land:

4.0

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

Drilled well
Irrigation system
Pond

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

See description

Farmer housing

Available

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

See description
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale
Property for rent

Property for sale

Standard sale; lease options; Priced at $50,000 plus monthly lease of land

Sale price

$50,000
Additional Information

Description

1st Tiny house built in 2014, 10' x 14' with loft. Jotul 602 Woodstove, Insulated with Roxul, South Facing WIndows,Propane Cooktop Solar Lighting. Outdoor Summer Kitchen with running water and covered cooking space. Storage Shed nearby that doubles as a guest cabin. Covered Fire wood storage.

2nd Tiny House built in 2017 12' x 12' - Huge windows facing out toward river, Sleeping loft, Jotul Wood stove,

Insulated with Roxul, Solar system with inverter and lights, Propane cooktop, Open Layout.

Equipment:

21 x 96 greenhouse with automated ventilation(2018)4 yr old 300’ drilled well, tested at 8 gpm for days and days never has run dry

small heated seedling tunnnel(12x20)Irrigation for all fields, sprinklers and drip tape, Lots of spares storage shelter/garage utility/well shed, with workbench , vice, drill press, etc..Full Complement of Market Garden/Elliot Coleman-esque Farm tools, Broad forks, seeders, hoes, etc...

Farm stand with Large stainless commercial fridge

2002 Honda Minivan (in town Farm vehicle)

1984 Kubota 27 hp 4x4 Tractor with Front Loader

with Bush Hog

Cultivator

Mulch Layer

Discs

Grader Blade

Post Hole Driller

Track Sweep

Community Farm looking for New Farmers to take over!!

Very unique situation to make the farm more accessible, a long term lease with the land stewards, and a possibility to rent or buy the infrastructure.

The farm is owned by a partnership between the Land Stewards and the former farmers. Many options are possible for the right farmer.

We are looking for a team or individual who is able to grow beautiful vegetables for the existing school programs, and can take

advantage of the preexisting community connections. Looking for people with some production experience and lots of enthusiasm and

a desire to interact with the community through schools, food pantries, and the farm stand.

All the equipment, buildings and business infrastructure are for sale for $50,000 or for lease or lease to own at $5,000 per year. This also gives you access to a very advantageous lease with possibility of buying the land over time. The land lease is $150 per month and it covers the land taxes, the well and road maintenance. We are hoping for a longer term commitment. Possibilities to buy the land after a period of time are available.

Over the last eight years, Folklore Farm has made a precious link with the community and the non-profit organizations and transitioned from a more market oriented model to a community based farming model adapted to Down-east Maine.(Cherryfield/MIlbridge). The current farmers have an amazing opportunity abroad and want to see the farm continue to serve the community niches and prosper. We are looking for an experienced individual or team to take over the operation. (Think Market Gardener meets Community Activist) Folklore Farm grows vegetables for local school programs and food pantries, as well as having a thriving roadside Farm Stand. Established contracts with food pantries/schools/ local community organizations for produce at Organic market Value($15K - $45K(2020)). Lots of traffic for farmstand on rt 1. Farmstead averages $100 per day July through October - $5-10K per year of sales

Please respond by email and include your telephone number. We prefer to communicate as soon as possible by phone to answer any questions and save time.

Priced at $50,000 plus monthly lease of land

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