Listening Tree farm - 33 acres for sale, with house - Chepachet, RI

Posted on May 18, 2021Last updated 3 weeks ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

87 Reservoir Rd. Chepachet, RI 02814

Total number of acres available with this property:


Acres of cropland or tillable land:


Acres of pasture:


Acres of forested land:


Other open and/or non-farmable land:


Is the property enrolled in a current use or other state program that affects property taxes?:


Is the property protected with any type of Conservation Easement?:


Is there a forest management plan for forestland on the available property?:


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
Irrigation system

Water sources details

Rain fed pond with pump and underground piping to 3 spigots Frost free stand pipe from old well (~100ft) Plumbing to wash station of DEM permitted new well (~225ft) Water at each tests clean within the last 2 yrs. 275 gal rain tank Homestead garden has 2 zone drip irrigation system. Can be connected to any of these sources.

Barns, sheds or other structures


Farm infrastructure details

fenced garden & pasture gravel road to fields 20-25 parking spaces electricity at back field and 3 sheds & 2 cabins 3-garage door shop w/ attic w/hayloft doors & pulley wash station w/ stainless steel sinks full basement w 8×12 walk-in cooler & chest freezer hoop house hoops caterpillar tunnel hoops and stakes bat house

Farmer housing


Farmer housing details

4 1/2-bedroom, 1 ½-bath home with a high efficiency woodstove & oil heat backup. Composting toilets, heat pump water heater, 12 KW solar plus battery back up, grid interconnected. High efficiency clothes washer, electric dryer, clothesline, propane cookstove. 3 sm insulated "farmhand" cabins, 2 w electricity and 2 w woodstoves. Composting privy.

Equipment and machinery


Equipment and machinery details

27HP Kubota tractor with bucket in good cond. York rake, moldboard plow, grader, deck mower, and harrow in working cond. post hole digger rototiller Stihl chainsaw elec. chainsaw, lawnmower, weedwacker hand tools, potting tools, seed starting trays fencing mower deck for ride on mower cement mixer high quality windows
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for sale

Property for sale

$510,000 slightly below market value to try to be affordable to farmers.

Sale price

Additional Information


running farm scale vermiculture operation in passive solar shed w 150-200 gal. worm castings and ~20 lb worms;

12-14 dumptruck loads of leaves from the town transfer station for mulch and compost;

a pile of composted horse manure from neighboring horse farm;

extensive perennial herb gardens, medicinal and culinary;

two young food forests planted with fruit and nuts;

blueberry, elderberry, strawberry, currant, blackberry, and red raspberry patches;

three beds of asparagus

full-season pollinator nectary plants, incl wild-edible native shrubs planted in riparian zone

wild-simulated at risk medicinal herb plantings (United Plant Savers designated medicinal herb sanctuary);

permaculture plan, conservation plan, forestry plan (latter approved by NRCS); state Farm, Forest and Open Space (FFOS) designation, which reduces property tax.

lease with organic-methods tenant farmer for 2021 for 1/4 acre and tentative lease with another for 2 acres of back fields.

Stockpile of sequestering urine and humanure ready for legal use on homestead crops (urine) and trees (humanure), but not on crops for market without further processing.

Five-year old 12 KW photovoltaic (solar electric) array on shop roof. Two <1-year-old Powerwall battery back-up system is grid interconnected and enrolled in National Grid’s “Connected Solutions” distributed storage program, providing power to the grid during times of peak demand. Utility pays customer for such usage at above-average rates. System switches automatically to battery back-up for house and farm critical load circuits (freezers, refrigerator, irrigation, house well pump, etc.) when grid goes down.

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