Howes Farm and Garden in New Braintree, MA

Posted on January 1, 2020Last updated 4 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

New Braintree, MA

Total number of acres available with this property:

130.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

87.0

Acres of pasture:

0.0

Acres of forested land:

38.0

Other open and/or non-farmable land

5 acres includes buildings and driveways

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?:

No

Is the property certified organic, or does it qualify for organic certification under federal organic regulations?:

No
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well
Shallow well or spring reservoir
Pond

Water sources details

2 drilled wells at the main farm location. 3 shallow wells at the main farm location. 1 pond 1/2 acre and a 1/4 acre pond both located in the 118 acre parcel.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

Located at the main farm: 2000 sf 2 family home. 800 sf cottage. 10 hoop greenhouses containing 26,000 sf space. Main growing house "Westbrook" containing 5200 sf space. Plus additional 3400 sf greenhouse. 40x300 12,000 sf metal barn with cement floor. 40x100 4000 sf metal bar with tar floor. 900 sf retail selling area. 50 plus vehicle parking.

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

Main farm house, 2 story stick built home, built early 1900s. 1st floor: 4 bedroom, living, kitchen/dining, full bath. 2nd floor: separate entrance, 3 bedroom, kitchen, full bath. 800 sf cottage: 2 bedrooms, 3/4 bath, kitchen.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

All equipment, supplies and farm vehicles included in sale. Includes: 20ft box truck, 2 cube vans, 2 dump trucks. JD 2955 1993, JD 6115R, JD 900, 2 row corn picker, 4 harrows, 2 plows, 1 boom sprayer, 1 air blast sprayer, JD 7000 corn planter, 2 plastic layers, 2 generators, plus misc equipment.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

Entire farm sale including the above equipment and supplies plus many others too numerous to list. All land, equipment and supplies for sale at $1,500,000. Also included are all my contacts for our complete wholesale and retail business for use in your own business. I am willing to work with you for a year to educate and ease the transition. Not included is Howes Farm and Garden business name.

Sale price

$1,500,000
Additional Information

Description

Currently we run a successful farm business including: Starting in February we grow annuals, perennials and vegetables in our 35,000 sf of green house space plus outdoor growing space. We have a large well established retail and wholesale clientele. In the spring we start outdoors by planting our 118 acres, plus planting an additional 100 acres of rented land for growing a wide variety of vegetables. We also have 7 acres of high bush blueberries with a well-established U-Pick operation. We also provide vegetables for the entire season to 8 local Hannaford stores, as well as other local farmers, restaurant owners and farm stands.

The 118 acres is APR, which means it is specified as farm land only; no building allowed. Our family has farmed this land for 4 generations. My grandfather, Fred Howe, started the business in the 1950's growing flowers. My father, Charles, started growing vegetables and purchasing land. We have provided food and employment to many local families and love to see their childrens' children now working hard in the summer for us. New Braintree is a small town in the center of Massachusetts. We recently hit a population total of 1000. We were known as the town with more cows than people. We remain a small, farm community. We are part of a regional school system with a great rating. This is a wonderful place to raise your children and thrive in the fields, hard work and sunshine.

I am looking forward to retirement. I have a wealth of knowledge as I have grown up and farmed since I could walk. I have grown the business to its current state and am willing to work with you for the first year after purchase to educate, assist in any way needed and help you develop your own version of a successful business on this farm land.

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