Thank you for your interest in Green Acres Farm in Randolph, Vermont. This 96 acre farm has significant frontage on Route 14 and is highly visible.
Green Acres Farm was established in 1910 and is located on both sides of Route 14 in South Randolph. All the farmland is used to support a dairy operation and the land can be certified organic if a buyer is interested in managing the land organically.
There are 50 acres of fertile hay and pasture land. The soils include very productive Winooski Very Fine Sandy Loam, Belgrade Silt Loam, and Buckland Loam. All of the open farmland can be grazed with a rotational grazing system. The farm has 4,600 feet of frontage on the Second Branch of the White River, and 3,600 feet on a tributary.
Green Acres Farm is famous for its Milking Shorthorn Cattle descended from registered Milking Shorthorn females acquired in the late 1920s and early 1930s. These cows were always bred to registered Milking Shorthorn bulls. Many of these heifers have had success in the show ring and recently have been nominated for and received All American honors.
The farm will be sold subject to a perpetual farmland conservation easement that will allow all types of agricultural uses and new agricultural structures. The easement will include an option to purchase at agricultural value. This option allows VLT to purchase the farm at its agricultural value should the buyer (or a future owner) attempt to sell the farm to a non-farmer. This provision is added to the easement to ensure the long-term affordability of the property to future farm owner-operators.
The easement will allow the existing house and farm structures to be repaired or enlarged and new farm structures to be constructed. If needed for the viability of the farm operation, additional farm-labor housing may be constructed. There will be a designated “building envelope” of approximately five acres where farm and forestry structures may be built without prior approval of VLT. A copy of the draft conservation easement is available upon request. There is a river corridor easement to protect water quality. The buffer will allow for a cattle crossing but livestock may not be grazed within the buffer.
For more information, contact Joan Wortman at 802 234-6446