Knock Knock Farm • 22 acres for sale • Belgrade (Kennebec County), ME

Posted on September 18, 2020Last updated 2 weeks ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

194 Bartlett Road, Belgrade • ME 04917

Total number of acres available with this property:

22.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

4.0

Acres of pasture:

0.0

Acres of forested land:

17.0

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

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

see description

Farmer housing

None available

Farmer housing details

see description

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

see description and photos for equipment list
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

Standard Sale

Sale price

$199,000
Additional Information

Description

There is not a permanent home on the site. Sellers have lived in an RV on-site. The site is serviced by a drilled well that produces 22 gpm and a 1,000 gallon septic tank and leach fields, and electricity. All utilities installed within the last 8 years. All systems have been well maintained are are in good working order. Nice level spot for future home at utilities access.

This property is a well-established, working elderberry farm with a growing top line sited on 22 peaceful quiet acres. This is a wonderful opportunity to live and work with your hands and be your own boss in a business with solid growth ahead of it.

The farm has been in operation for approximately 8 years during which time the infrastructure of the farm has been steadily, meticulously, and intelligently improved to make this truly a turnkey operation. The soil has also undergone steady improvement under the consultancy of an independent expert in soils. The list of improvements to the property is long and available to interested parties. There is abundant water, sewer and electricity on site. Current owners have lived comfortably on this beautiful site in an RV, which is not included in the sale.

Crops are served by a well-thought out in-ground irrigation and fertilization system which draws 7 gallons per minute from a well producing 22 gallons per minute. The well can easily handle an expanded irrigation and fertilization demand.

Included in the sale is all of the equipment needed to run the farm, plus 900 lush healthy elderberry plants, 600 bare root bushes growing for 2021 sales, 38 Aronia bushes, 150+/- blueberry bushes, 5 pear trees, 4 apple trees, 3 cherry trees, and 15 grape vines.

There are revenue streams poised to be developed and the sellers are willing to provide extended informal guidance to new farmers on farm and business management. Sellers will pass on to Buyers all business contacts and relationships and assist in the successful transition to new ownership of the farm. Sellers are retiring and wish to see this farm go to good stewards of the land who can continue the business they have grown and nurtured. Income stream can come from several enterprises: Elderberry cuttings in March. Elderberry Bare Root stock in April. Potted elderberry bushes in Summer. Elder flowers in July, Elderberries from September's harvest, and elderberries brokered through an Organic grower in the Fall-Winter (until sold out).

Sellers would like to see this farm, into which they have poured heart, soul and labor, passed along to conscientious stewards of the land. Will help in the transition of ownership. This is a well organized agriculture business with everything solidly in place to grow profitably.

Priced at $199,000

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