Karim Farm and Creamery - 48 acres for lease - Ryegate VT

Posted on April 17, 2023Last updated 1 month ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

442 Chamberlin Rd, Ryegate

Total number of acres available with this property:


Acres of cropland or tillable land:


Acres of pasture:


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

Farm Information

Water sources present


Types of water sources present

Drilled well
Shallow well or spring reservoir

Water sources details

Deep artesian well, tested 2X yearly and providing plentiful water; 2 springs: one tiled and one open.

Barns, sheds or other structures


Farm infrastructure details

40 X 100 ft dairy barn with newly installed pipeline, milk room with 60 and 200 gallon bulk tanks, grain room, milking parlor and calf pens. Attached 40 X 100 ft free stall barn with moveable corral panels and water. Attached creamery set up for producing raw milk cheeses. Bathroom. All currently inspected. 10 x 18 cheese "cave."

Farmer housing

None available

Equipment and machinery


Equipment and machinery details

All equipment needed for feeding cows, milking and cheese making. Shared use of 24 hp tractor.
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for rent

Property for lease

3 year lease, with potential for extension; right of first refusal
Additional Information


Beautiful small farm set up for a 16-milk cow dairy and creamery, located on a dead end dirt road but less than 1/2 mile from US Rte 5.  Connecticut River valley: rural, relatively mild weather, easy access to St Johnsbury, Montpelier and Hanover.  Please visit our website: www.karimfarm.com for who we are and what we do.

We are, unfortunately, aging out of doing all the work and so are hoping to find folks interested in dairy and cheese making to make use of the improvements we have made over the past 10 years. In addition to barn, creamery and fields, it is possible to lease the established herd and an established brand name, recipes and markets. While we expect the lessee to run the farm and creamery with energy and ideas to  take it forward, we will remain onsite and are happy to offer expertise, support and some help with the work.  Providing a minimum of  three years makes it possible for the lessee to access grants and loans.  We hope, when we are ready to retire fully, we will be able to pass the farm on, keeping cows on Vermont fields. 

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